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Photos of previous Volunteerbuild Trips to Uganda

Country Profile

Population 45.85 million (2021)
Border Countries Uganda is bordered by South Sudan to the north, Kenya to the east, Tanzania and Rwanda to the south, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west
Capital City Kampala
Currency Ugandan Shilling
Language Uganda's official languge is English. The three major indigenous language families are Bantu, Central Sudanic, and Nilotic. Swahili and Luganda are also widely spoken
Religion 82% Christian, 39% Catholic, 32% Anglican and 11% Pentecostal Christian and 14% Muslim
Type of Government The Government of the Republic of Uganda is a Democracy
% living in poverty 20.3% of the population lived below the national poverty line in 2022
Life Expectancy Male: 60.42 years and Female: 64.92 years (2021)
Infectious Diseases Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
Top Killers Malaria is estimated to have caused between 70,000 and 100,000 deaths per year exceeding even the death rate of HIV
Literacy Adult literacy rate (% ages 15 and older) 79.00% (2021)
Natural Resources Uganda has fertile soils, regular rainfall, reserves of recoverable oil, and small deposits of copper, gold, and other minerals
Agriculture Uganda is among the leading producers of coffee, bananas and oil seed crops
Industry Manufacturing, Construction, and Electricity
Exports coffee (22 percent of total exports) followed by tea, cotton, copper, oil and fish

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