Uganda is a country located in east Africa that has a population of 35 million. 82% of the workforce is in agriculture and 85% of the population is rural. Despite Uganda’s substantial natural resources, including gold, copper and fertile soils and it’s popularity with tourists for gorilla trekking safaris, many Ugandans continue to live in poverty.
27% of the rural population (roughly 8 million men, women, and children) live below the poverty line, surviving on $1.25 a day.
38% of children under 5 years of age are chronically malnourished.
1.1 million children in Uganda are orphaned by HIV/AIDS alone.
2.6 million children in Uganda are orphaned due to all causes.
32% of boys in Uganda finish primary school, while only 17% attend secondary school.
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