Why We Do What We Do
- Uganda has 20,212,200 children per the 2014 census.
- 19% of these children are under the age of 5.
- 22% live in income poor* households.
- 31% of young children live in urban areas are deprived in at least two poverty dimensions (education, health, food, water, sanitation, shelter, information).
- Kampala has a formally constituted list of 62 informal settlements (slums) with an estimated population of 560,000 families.
- The children in the slums of Kampala lack adequate shelter or stable conditions, nutritious food or clean water, sanitation, opportunity for a quality education, and access to health care
- In Kampala alone, there are 2,335 deaths annually of children under five.
- 59,000 children in the slums of Kampala do not have access to early childhood education, which is necessary to prepare them for primary school and continued education.
*Children and families living on less than the equivalent of $1.25/day, per the World Health Organization.
Source: Kampala Capital City Authority, Strategic Plan 2015-2019