Called “The Pearl of Africa”, Uganda is a lush, landlocked country in East Africa, bordered by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Tanzania. Uganda’s capital is Kampala and its official languages are English and Swahili. Its main exports are coffee, fish and fish products, tea, tobacco, cotton, corn, beans and sesame. More than half of Uganda’s population is under the age of 18 and 2.5 million of these children have been orphaned by AIDS. Only 33 per cent of the population has access to adequate sanitation facilities and a little over half of the population is using improved drinking water sources.
Read about the work we do with our Community Partners to help children thrive in Uganda.