Where we work
- The Republic of Uganda is located in East Africa and neighboured by Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
- Half of Uganda’s 42 million people live in rural areas (2018).
- Agriculture employs over 80% of the country’s work force.
- According to the United Nations Human Development Index (2009), Uganda is rated number 157 (medium to low development).
- Uganda’s average life expectancy is 55 years.
- Uganda has one of the highest population growth rates in Sub Saharan Africa.
Arise and Shine Uganda focuses first on rural communities in the Kamuli district, which is situated in Eastern Uganda, approx. 115 KM (70 miles) from the Capital city, Kampala.
Kamuli has an estimated population of 820,000 people. The predominant language spoken in Kamuli is Lusoga with some Luganda and English.
Arise and Shine Uganda’s first community project is focusing on the village of Kibuye which is in North Eastern Kamuli in Kagumba Sub-county, on the shores of the Victoria Nile.
Kibuye has an estimated population of 60,000 people and is spread over 27 by 35km. The majority of the population is highly dependent on subsistence farming and barter trade within village in order to survive.