Our mission is to empower children and families in rural Uganda to rise above the constraints of poverty through education and business development.
Into Your Hands Africa is a US, Uganda-based nonprofit that invests in communities in need. Through education and entrepreneurship, communities in need become communities empowered. To learn about IYHA’s impact to date, click here.
Since 2007 we have maintained a small focus in order to achieve a big impact. We only fund the projects and regions where we know we can make a difference.
• 4 Parishes
• 118 Villages
• Pop. ~54,700
• 8 Parishes
• 75 Villages
• Pop. ~44,000
Our communities are marked by extreme poverty and dire outcomes: Survival largely depends on subsistence farming with members earning less than 49 cents per day. Educational access and achievement are severely limited: with 31.5% having at least one child not enrolled in school due to inability to pay school fees. Deeply entrenched gender inequality means that women and girls are disproportionately affected, facing additional limitations in accessing educational and skill-based training opportunities (e.g., an astounding 60% fewer girls than boys attend high school in Uganda), which is compounded by Uganda’s 2-year COVID schools closure – the longest in the world. Source: IYHA Community Survey 2020
Since its inception, IYHA has successfully worked with local partners to send students to school, nurture local leaders, provide skills-based training, and facilitate sustainable enterprise projects as requested by the communities we serve. Through our proven model, IYHA offers an integrated set of innovative and practical programs designed to support education and enterprise, and consequently, sustainable community development.