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Economic Empowerment

In Uganda, 41% of people live in poverty, and almost half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 15, representing one of the youngest populations in the world.

Uganda also hosts the largest refugee population in Africa—more than one million refugees have fled their home countries to seek asylum in Uganda.

Over the next decade, agricultural development will be a main priority to help improve outcomes for low-income families. Agriculture will also be an increasingly important industry for youth and refugees to find viable opportunities to earn sustainable livelihoods for themselves.

Facts About Uganda


Total Population


Lives in Rural Areas


Workforce is Employed in Agriculture


Live on less than $1.90 per day

To address the community’s poverty-related issues, Development Alert implements the following activities under Economic Empowerment:

Capacity building and skills development based on need.
Support individuals or communities with resources to start income-generating activities.
Provide financial support to groups to scale their ventures.
Connecting individuals and communities with opportunities for better living conditions.

Get Involved:

Fundraise for a community income-generating project

Support a community with needed resources (sewing machines, start-up fabrics)

Sponsor a group income-generating project

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