St. Lucia is stunningly beautiful, but poverty and unemployment are widespread among the population of over 163,000.
Many of Saint Lucia’s problems are health-related. Frequent water shortages in many areas have led to outbreaks of waterborne diseases. Also, slightly more than half of the children under age 5 who die do so because of complications from birth. Saint Lucia’s growing elderly population has also put a strain on the country’s senior citizens’ homes.