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
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:
Fundraise for a community income-generating project
Support a community with needed resources (sewing machines, start-up fabrics)
Sponsor a group income-generating project