Driven by economic circumstances, health problems, or simply by the need to be alone, some people live by themselves. You would think that most people crave a fulfilling family life, and for the most part you would be right. In some countries, however, the number of households containing a single member is much larger than you would expect. Interestingly enough, it seems that this has more to do with affordability than it has with the political or cultural aspects of that particular country. Let us then take a look at the 10 loneliest countries in the world.
The number of old people living alone in Kenya has been on a steady increase since 2005. Many of these people are forced in to lonely living by harsh economic and financial conditions, with many of these old people relying on their neighbors. The Kenyan government launched a program dubbed the “expanded social protection plan” which aims at providing people aged 65 years and above with an income of 2000 shillings per month. However, the number of old people living alone continues to be a problem in the country.