Sickness, malnutrition, and internal conflicts all have contributed to Uganda’s low life expectancy. The average person lives just 59 years. Poverty is common and 38% of Ugandans live on less than $1.25 a day.

Project Overview

Location Reach Program Setting
NE Uganda 23 Communities Rural 2009

Project Impact

  • • 55 new churches planted
  • • People are learning to take preventative measure against yellow fever, scabies, typhoid and diarrhea
  • • Agronomic teaching has increased crop yields
  • • Livestock management training has produced healthier, longer-living animals
  • • Water management classes have taught community members how to protect their water sources from pollution
  • • Beekeeping and brick-making provide new income opportunities
  • • Increased incomes means parents can send their children to school
  • • Families are now able to take in orphaned and homeless children rather than sending them
    to an orphanage
  • • The communities are starting to reach out to and care for widows
  • • Several people have pooled their new incomes together to build more permanent, safer churches

Country Overview

Uganda, known as the “Pearl of Africa” for its natural beauty and rich cultural diversity, lies at the shore of Lake Victoria in East Africa. It is the world’s second most populous land-locked nation after Ethiopia.

Capital Population Professing Christians
Kampala 34,856,813 84% (36% Evangelical)

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