Uganda

Uganda has a history of conflict and violence with thousands killed under the rule of Idi Amin and attacks by the rebel group known as the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Bright Hope partners with the local, in-country church to bring Hope to communities in Uganda. By empowering the extreme poor through programs for orphan care, school feeding, microenterprise, church resourcing and leadership development, Bright Hope is moving these communities towards self-sustainability. 

In Uganda, Bright Hope and our Allies are currently doing this amazing work:

46

Churches supported

355

Pastors supported

58

Received job training

771

School scholarships 

642

Drinking clean water 

Learn more about Uganda

While Uganda has made an effort to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, it continues to be a serious issue and many children have been orphaned due to this disease. These issues have hindered progress and development in Uganda, and many people in Uganda continue to experience extreme poverty. 

25.2%

of the population does not have access to clean water.

2.7 million

of the children in Uganda are orphans; about 1,000,000 of those children are orphaned due to HIV/AIDS.

38%

of the population lives below the international poverty line of $1.25 a day.

Stories of Hope and Transformation

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COVID-19 lockdowns hit the extreme poor in Uganda hard!

Our brothers and sisters in Uganda are struggling. COVID-19 cases have remained fairly low (98 cases as of May 6th). But the government’s restrictions on activities (which have just been…
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Mama Kits Aid in Improved Maternal Healthcare in Uganda

Excited. Scared. Penniless. Fearing expenses, yet cherishing the little life growing within in, Desire felt so many emotions when she found out she and Charles were pregnant. At just 20…
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Raining Hope in Uganda

Last week in Uganda, some things started to take a turn for the better! The crop-devastating locusts have left. An extended drought has given way to rain. This week, all…
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Let Us Continue Testifying—the Lord Is Good and Able!

Julius, a Bright Hope staff member from Uganda, shares His prayer for his country and the world in general as we look for Hope and strength during the coronavirus pandemic.…
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Keeping a Close Watch on COVID-19 and the Extreme Poor

“If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.  For he will…
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From Strain to Fame: How 5 Chickens Changed 1 Grandma’s Life

Harriet faced a lot of resistance from her non-believing husband when she first joined the grandmothers’ club at Namasujju Community Church in Uganda. Her husband was constantly angry at her…
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