Approximately 86 percent of Uganda's 34 million inhabitants are involved in agricultural activities. Yet, 40 percent of Ugandans still lack access to clean water and 25 percent live below the poverty line. The Hunger Project has been working in Uganda since 1999 and is currently empowering partners in 11 epicenter communities to end their own hunger and poverty.
The Inaugurations of an epicenter and a rural bank marked this reporting period and were well attended by both community members and visiting investors. These inaugurations re-energizing communities and engaged local authorities and government officials in the development process
Mzee Erick Kafuruma is 74 years old, a retired soldier and agriculturalist. He is very passionate about change in the community and had always looked for ways to inspire people to work hard, adapt to change and show progress in the community.
Before joining THP-Uganda, Jacob Opua, 53 years old, invested all his time in cassava production but made little progress in increasing his agricultural productivity and income. Two years after joining THP-Uganda, Jacob boasts over six acres in use for cassava production.