Quick Facts About Uganda

Population35.6 million people
Size241,038 square km
Major LanguagesEnglish, Swahili, Luganda, various Bantu and Nilotic languages
Major ReligionsChristianity, Islam
Life Expectancy54 years men, 55 years women
Main ExportsCoffee, Tea, Spices, Fish, Dairy, Eggs, and Honey

Country Overview

Uganda is a landlocked country bordered by Kenya, South Sudan, the DR Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. Uganda has transformed itself from a country with a troubled past to one of relative political and economic stability. The country is also a pioneer in the liberalization of the media in Africa.

Challenges

Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world. 38% live below the international poverty line on less than $1.25 a day. Poverty remains deep-rooted in the country’s rural areas, which are home to more than 85% of Ugandans. The country has also had to contend with a brutal 20-year insurgency in the north, led by the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Current Programs

HIV/AIDS Prevention

The program aims to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS through education and to care for those directly affected by HIV/AIDS.

Buikwe Secondary School

The school provides a quality education for hundreds of youth in the Buikwe area, and is currently looking to grow its programs by investing in a library, new computers, and much needed textbooks.

Current Projects

Makonge Girls Bathroom

Makonge Primary School has 965 students who are mainly orphans and vulnerable children. It is now imperative to include a new toilet block for girls on the campus.

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