Uganda

Our work in Uganda

  • Supporting schools and children
  • Well building
  • sponsoring more children
  • Goats for families
  • Women’s Co-operative
  • Grinding mill

Uganda is a landlocked country in the east of Africa. It is bordered by Kenya, Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and South Sudan.

Known as “the Pearl of Africa”, it is a fertile land, and the climate in the highlands is temperate. It has good rainfall and three growing seasons, but a history of brutal dictatorships, tribal tensions and conflicts both inside Uganda and in the bordering countries have crippled the economy, leaving many struggling with poverty.

The north of the country was hard hit by the terrorism of the Lord’s Resistance Army. Many children were abducted by them to become child soldiers and sex slaves, and thousands more fled the area. Now that the Lord’s Resistance Army has largely been driven out of Uganda, the people are returning to their devastated homelands, but many of the children caught up in the conflict have grown into damaged and traumatised adults.

New cases of HIV/AIDS have fallen, but the virus is still a problem. Although it affects just 0.5% of those under 14, the adult population struggles, with 59.6% of those aged 15 to 64 infected.

48% of the population are under 15 years old, but the infant mortality rate is high, at about 35 per 1000 live births. Poverty is a huge problem

We have a number of projects in Uganda that need support:

  • Maranatha school in Central Uganda is in need of renovation and repair
  • Jesus is the Way school in northern Uganda is in need of equipment 
  • More children need sponsoring
  • Goats for families: buy a goat and help a family sustain themselves
  • Women’s Co-operative: a way to help women help themselves.
  • More wells needed

Child sponsorship is an amazing opportunity to transform the life of someone worse off than you.  We often find it also results in a life changing experience for the giver too!  Please complete the form below and we’ll connect you with your sponsored child in Uganda…

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