Future Builders Uganda
Future Builders Uganda strives to improve the lives of people living in some of the poorest, rural areas of Uganda. Many of the people we help find themselves trapped in a cycle of poverty, unable to escape their hardship without support. We focus our efforts on three areas:
Helping Ugandans: 67% of Ugandans are either poor or highly vulnerable, with deprivation rates higher than average in rural areas. The people we help are in need by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantages. We currently help people by providing items such as clothing, books and food at times of need.
Improving the environment: Rural areas of Uganda often experience severe droughts, have limited access to free education, and a poor road network which further limits opportunities. We want to develop the local environment through sensible, long term improvements. Most recently we built a water well which can supply clean water to over 100 families. We have also helped address the malnutrition problem, faced by many primary school pupils in Nakaseke, by planting 2 acres of maize and cassava.
Investing in education: Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Education provides opportunity, knowledge and uplifts communities. It is proven to reduce levels of inequality and should be the right of every child. We want to create a sustainable school which will benefit the local community for many years to come.
IMF’s latest assessment of the Ugandan economy 2019
From 1990 to 2010, Uganda achieved high growth in per capita income, which allowed it to drastically reduce poverty. Since then, however, growth rates have slowed compared to peer countries, which is likely to have contributed to a stalling of poverty reduction *
Uganda poverty headcount ratio, percent of population. Uganda's progress in poverty redution stalled recently due to per capita growth rates that are slow compared *
* Source: International Monetary Fund article