Ugandan Man Carrying Sack of Beans

Uganda

In the 27 years LWR has been working alongside community leaders in Uganda, the people’s dedication to create a better life has never failed to inspire us.

Twenty years of civil strife in the north, often marked by the brutal tactics of a militant insurgent group, displaced a million people from their homes. HIV/AIDS has killed many families’ providers. Yet today, as LWR works with local partners to improve and sustain the livelihoods of rural, mostly women farmers and their families, we are filled with hope.

Your donations help LWR work to end poverty in Uganda


Helping rural farmers produce a dependable and ample amount of food and increase their incomes.

  • Supporting the work of 5,000+ farmers of the Gumutindo coffee co-operative, whose high-quality Fair Trade coffee can be purchased through the LWR Coffee Project
  • Providing technical training that helps coffee growers get more from a harvest and produce export-quality beans
  • Connecting coffee producers with Fair Trade buyers
  • Extension training for farmers in seed and crop production, processing and marketing
  • Micro-financing (small loans), business training and crop diversification help families generate a sustainable income

KEY STATISTICS

Total Population

32,709,865

TOTAL POPULATION
GNI Per Capita

$460

AVG ANNUAL INCOME
At or Below Poverty Line

24.5%

AT OR BELOW POVERTY LINE
Life Expectancy

53years

LIFE EXPECTANCY
Water

38% (rural)

ACCESS TO IMPROVED WATER SOURCE
Access to Improved Sanitation

48%

ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION
Source: data.worldbank.org (as of June 2011)
 
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