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Organizations in Uganda View all
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Uganda
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Education, Poverty, Children/Youth
Wakiso Hope Project (the Corporation) is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or a corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law, referred to below as the “Code”). More specifically, Wakiso Hope Project is ...See More organized and operated to doing charitable works in accordance with Catholic teachings, particularly to reflect Jesus' concern for the poor, to help those in spiritual and bodily need, and to promote Godly justice." Show Less
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Nicaragua, Uganda
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Health
To provide quality, affordable healthcare to people in need.
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Cambodia, Haiti, Kenya, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam
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Children/Youth, Family, Clean Water
The developing world needs help in getting adequate food, water, and medical aid. These are necessary causes. However, there are over 300 million children walking barefoot in the world, and healthy feet are needed to access water, food, and education. We have found a way to help save a child's ...See More life with well-fitting shoes that make healthier feet possible. Show Less
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Uganda
Causes
Children/Youth
Juna Amagara Ministries Uganda is a Christian nonprofit making organization that was established in 2004. It was founded by Rev. Dr. Ben Tumuheirwe
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Uganda’s environment faces serious problems as a result of their heavy reliance on natural resources. Major concerns include overgrazing, deforestation, and soil erosion. These issues are due in part to agricultural practices that compromise Uganda’s forests and resources in order to sell and boost economic development. Basic survival and economic sustainability are often achieved at the cost of the environment.1 As the population expands, natural resources come under even greater threat. With the country’s population of 38 million growing at a rate of 3% per year, these pressures could be insurmountable without sustainable action at both the national and community levels.2

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Africa/Uganda-ENVIRONMENT.html#b
2 https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ug.html
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mothers2mothers International
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Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, Uganda, Lesotho
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Children/Youth, Family, Health
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Geography

East-Central Africa, west of Kenya, east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 241,038 sq km
Land 197,100 sq km
Water 43,938 sq km

Climate

tropical; generally rainy with two dry seasons (December to February, June to August); semiarid in northeast
Natural Resources

copper, cobalt, hydropower, limestone, salt, arable land, gold ;
Natural Hazards

NA
Current Environmental Issues

draining of wetlands for agricultural use; deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; water hyacinth infestation in Lake Victoria; widespread poaching

Demographics

Nationality
Ugandan
Population
34,758,809 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Uganda has substantial natural resources, including fertile soils, regular rainfall, small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals, and recently discovered oil. Uganda has never conducted a national minerals survey. Agriculture is the most important sector of the economy, employing over 80% of the work force. Coffee accounts for the bulk of export revenues. Since 1986, the government - with the support of foreign countries and international agencies - has acted to rehabilitate and stabilize the economy by undertaking currency reform, raising producer prices on export crops, increasing prices of petroleum products, and improving civil service wages. The policy changes ...See More are especially aimed at dampening inflation and boosting production and export earnings. Since 1990 economic reforms ushered in an era of solid economic growth based on continued investment in infrastructure, improved incentives for production and exports, lower inflation, better domestic security, and the return of exiled Indian-Ugandan entrepreneurs. Uganda has received about $2 billion in multilateral and bilateral debt relief. In 2007 Uganda received $10 million for a Millennium Challenge Account Threshold Program. The global economic downturn hurt Uganda's exports; however, Uganda's GDP growth has largely recovered due to past reforms and sound management of the downturn. Oil revenues and taxes will become a larger source of government funding as oil comes on line in the next few years. Rising food and fuel prices in 2011 led to protests. Instability in South Sudan is a risk for the Ugandan economy because Uganda''s main export partner is Sudan, and Uganda is a key destination for Sudanese refugees. Unreliable power, high energy costs, inadequate transportation infrastructure, and corruption inhibit economic development and investor confidence. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$51.27 billion (2012 est.); $49.98 billion (2011 est.); $46.86 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

14.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 13% of GDP (2011 est.); 12.5% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coffee, tea, cotton, tobacco, cassava (tapioca), potatoes, corn, millet, pulses, cut flowers; beef, goat meat, milk, poultry
Industries

sugar, brewing, tobacco, cotton textiles; cement, steel production