Uganda is a landlocked country, located in Africa-East Africa. The land is mostly a plateau, with a rim of mountains and the tropical climate creating luxurious forests. The “pearl” of Uganda is Lake Victoria, which is the source of the Nile River.
Agriculture employs 85% of the population, and small garden plots dot the landscape. Crops include coffee, maize, bananas, sugarcane, potatoes, cassava and rice.
Poverty, illiteracy, gender inequality and domestic violence are some of the challenges children and women have to deal with every day in Uganda. Malaria and HIV/AIDS is still occurring in high numbers but ultimately infringing on the lives of the vulnerable women and children.
- 75% of the vulnerable women do not own property *International Justice Mission 2015*
- 1 in every 3 women find it difficult to access finances in bank *International Justice Mission 2015
You may look at these statistics and wonder “Can I really make a difference?” Yes! We truly believe your donation towards empowering a woman through helping her set up a small business is the ideal way to change a life.
Your gift will help the vulnerable women and their families to break the cycle of poverty and live better happily.