Uganda is a landlocked country in east Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the southwest by Rwanda and to the south by Tanzania. Uganda is the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.
- Capital: Kampala
- Population: 42.86 million
- Language: Swahili and English
- Bird-watchers from around the world flock to Uganda. It is home to 1,061 bird species
Our History in Uganda
In 1988, FH began working in Uganda with a focus on meeting the long-neglected physical and spiritual needs of prisoners and prison staff. In 1990, FH, in partnership with UNICEF, began a water and sanitation project in the northern districts of Apac and Lira. By 1992, FH was engaging in an agriculture program for the resettled herdsmen from Luwero who had been moved to the Mburo resettlement scheme in Western Uganda shortly after the war in the 1980s. Many children were orphaned by the war and living with family members or friends causing additional financial strain on the community. This gave rise to the child development program, which later extended to the Lira, Kitgum, Mpigi, Kapchorwa, Mukono, Mbale, Kumi and Soroti districts. Since then, FH has focused efforts on doing long-term development work with a focus on livelihoods, education, health and HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support.
Stories From Uganda
After fleeing violence in South Sudan as a refugee, Sharon found herself about to begin another life-changing journey: becoming a new mother. And although Sharon’s pregnancy was filled with all the joy and excitement that comes with bringing a new life into the world, dangers abounded, too. Living in extreme
Alex is just 16 years old. But he’s already endured more sadness than most experience in a lifetime. First, his mom passed away. Then, his dad died, too. By age nine, Alex was the head of his family: two little sisters, Stella and Emmy. But God had a plan to