our vision is to see communities FLOURISH
Our long-term vision is to see holistic transformation in the communities of Namayemba and Rwanyabihuka. As individuals experience restored identity and vocation and communities begin to live in just and peaceful relationships our goal is to empower them to fight the five primary ways poverty and injustice are expressed in their communities. We call these “Local Giants” and we’re committed to seeing these Giants defeated through comprehensive and sustainable solutions.
MALNUTRITION / FOOD SECURITY
Possesses the 2nd highest fertility rate in the world.
Holds the 9th highest growth rate in population for the world, growing 3.24% per year.
Reached an all time high in population with 37.5 million in the 2013 census, up from 34.5 million in 2011.
Experiences about 700,000 unplanned pregnancies every year.
69 % of the population is between the ages of 0-24.
79.9% of homes are child-headed households in rural areas.
67% of Ugandans are living in material poverty ($1.20-2.40 per day).
27% of adults are illiterate, most of whom are women.
Has a primary school drop out rate of 68.2%.
12% of marriages occur before the age 15, 46% of marriages occur before the age of 18.