Uganda is a small, land-locked country located on the equator in East Africa.
It has a beautiful and diverse landscape and is known as the Pearl of Africa.
Uganda has a population of over 36 million. 1 in 6 children don't live to see their 5th birthday and life can be very tough for those who do. Find out more about the Life of a Ugandan Child on our page dedicated to this. Uganda has the largest orphan population per capita of any country in the world and is home to around 8 million orphans and vulnerable children whose families have been devastated by HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty or political unrest.
Ugandan families and communities struggle to access heathcare, education and other basic needs. The country's health indicators are among the lowest in sub-Saharan Africa, with preventable diseases such as malaria, taking a major toll.
Our village is based in Kazinga, Katikamu Sub Country in the Luwero District. We are 25 miles north of the capital city, Kampala which has a population of around 1.6 million. Our nearest town is Wobulenzi, which is 8 miles north and has a population of around 27,000 people.