Due to limited water supply, 1 in 3 people in Uganda are forced to use a polluted source of water. As a result, 26,000 children die every year from diarrheal diseases alone.
In addition to suffering due to water scarcity, the people of Uganda have also been subjected to years of civil turmoil and rebel violence. Thousands of children were abducted and trained as soldiers and widespread displacement led to agricultural and educational struggles. Although the poverty levels have been reduced over the past decade, poverty remains a prominent issue in the country’s rural areas where 85% of Ugandans live.
Through health, water, education and community projects, emerge poverty free is create lasting, positive change within communities in Uganda.