At a glance: Uganda

Population: 34.8m

Total area: 241,038 sq km

GDP per capita: $1,400

Population on less than $1.25 per day: 38%

Life expectancy at birth: 54

Literacy rate: 82.6% male; 64.6% female

One doctor per 8,300 persons

The Ugandan boundaries created by the British Empire covered a wide range of ethnic groups, among whom tensions and persecution persist today. Idi Amin's rule in the 1970s, and Milton Obote's in the 1980s, altogether claimed nearly half a million lives. Since 1986, Uganda has been relatively stable and is moving towards democracy but many citizens remain in disastrous poverty; are rendered disenfranchised by illiteracy; and/or suffer human rights abuses. The economy relies heavily on agriculture, in particular coffee exports. 82% of the country's population works in agriculture, and only 15.6% are urban dwellers.

The bulk of Afrinspire's partners work in Uganda. We have nineteen major partners in the country, where we have developed the most connections and supported the most development work. Uganda also hosts Afrinspire's biannual partner conferences, where connections are made between partners, training and support given, and assessments made about work done or left to do.

 Afrinspire's Ugandan partners:

Agency for Integrated Development Training Services (AIDTS)

Agency for Rural Development in Africa (AFRUDA)

Baptist Union of Uganda

Foundation of People With Disabilities (FPD)

Functional Adult Literacy Programme (FAL)

Hornby High School

Jaguza Children's Initiative

Kaharo Tree Planting and Food Multiplication Programme (KTPFM)

Mama Jane's Children's Care Centre

MIDPRO Initiative

Muhabura Diocese Tank Construction Programme

Mutuwa Nursery & Primary School

Network for Empowerment and Development (NEAD)

People With Disabilities in Development Organization (PDDO)

Rweinyaga Catholic Women Organisation

SAFI Sustainable Agriculture

Setting Development and Keeping the Foundation (SDKF)

Shuuku Vocational Secondary School

Uganda Development Services