Uganda is known as the “pearl of Africa” for its remarkable beauty. It also has a high rate of poverty and one of the youngest and fastest-growing populations in the world. Taasa Orphan Program assisted Children experience these realities daily. But you are making sure, there is hope.

It is impolite to simply say, “Hi.” When greeting a Ugandan, it is customary to ask, “How are you?” Ugandans refer to foreigners as “mzungu.” Although you do have to watch for cars, the primary form of transportation for Ugandans is bicycles. Matooke is a staple food in Uganda. It is made with unripened bananas that have been mashed. Malaria-carrying mosquitoes can be found in Uganda. They are typically active from midnight to 5 a.m.

A Pearl is rare, Uganda is one of a kind Country, and there are no others like it in all of Africa. A country that has been gifted by Nature, making it one of the World's most bio diverse nations in the World.

What is Uganda known for?

Almost one-quarter of Uganda's GDP comes from agriculture. The area is known for its tea, tobacco, and cotton production. Uganda is a landlocked country that is made up of savannas, mountains, and lakes. The endangered mountain gorilla resides in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda.

Diseases are one of the most causes of poverty in Uganda. Infant and child mortality rates remain high, with 131 deaths per 1,000 births. Families in Uganda are often large. With the lack of finances and resources, larger families are highly likely to fall below the poverty line. Poor health also reduces a family’s work productivity, causing poverty to be passed down through generations.

In fact, 69% of the population lives on less than $ 1 a day, and most of this limited income (63%) is spent on food. The majority of Ugandan citizens are struggling to get even the most basic health care. Most Ugandans need 2 or 3 jobs to survive, often even to ensure a living standard below the poverty line.

Uganda Statistics

  • 55% of children 0 to 4: live in poverty
  • 24% of children aged 1 to 5: live in extreme poverty.
  • 38% of children aged 6 to 17: live in poverty
  • 18% of people above 18 years: live in extreme poverty.

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