Uganda at a Glance

  • Size: Similar to the state of Oregon in the United States
  • Population: 43.2 Million (est. July 2020)
  • 48.2% of the Ugandan population is under age 14
  • Fertility rate is among the world’s highest at 5.8 children per woman
  • Agriculture employs 72% of the workforce
  • Agricultural products: Cotton, cassava, potatoes, coffee, tea, millet poultry, milk, fish and beef

Source: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html

IYHA's Area of Focus: Ndagwe
and Kikinene Sub Counties

Our partner communities are isolated and lacking any support systems, have persistent, overwhelming needs: unemployment is an alarming 90%, survival largely depends on subsistence farming, average monthly household income of less than $50, and with an average of nine people per household, our community members typically live on less than 20 cents per day. Moreover, educational access and achievement are limited – 70% have only a primary school education, and, in an area of 8,000 people, there are 1,500 school-aged children not currently enrolled in school. Just 3% have education beyond the high school level, even for those who are able to complete high school, 80% of graduates remain unemployed after graduation. Other challenges include a shortage of skilled labor, lack of agricultural and veterinary expertise and the overall lack of economic opportunity and food security beyond our programming.

Our Area of Operation

Ndagwe Subcounty
• 4 Parishes
• 118 Villages
• Pop. 54,700*

Kisseka Subcounty
• 8 Parishes
• 75 Villages
• Pop. 44,000*

*2002 UG Population Consensus

Faces of Impact

Nassali Florence
Nandagaano Justine
Andinda Christopher