Uganda

Why World Vision is in Uganda


Alongside the pandemic’s challenges, in 2020 a series of flash floods and landslides displaced hundreds of Ugandans from their homes and farms. Many Ugandans lost their sources of income from pandemic-related closures, threatening parents’ abilities to provide well for their families. Children were more vulnerable to abuse or exploitation like child labor from the increased strain on families’ finances. Cases of domestic violence and teenage pregnancies also rose. Thanks to strong partnerships, we responded to families and communities hard-hit by the pandemic and its secondary effects. Virtual Chosen® events were able to happen, giving more kids the chance to choose sponsors and learn what empowerment feels like. Health centers and schools received handwashing stations and hygiene supplies, and community health workers learned how to lead contact tracing to prevent the virus’s spread. Spiritual leaders were equipped to mentor and guide families through the emotional and psychological difficulties of the pandemic through home visits and radio shows. Farmers received seedlings and trainings to start home vegetable gardens, so they could build resilience and maintain food security. They also accessed financial literacy programs to boost their job opportunities.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Uganda

World Vision's staff in Uganda are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For God’s protection over children during this time of uncertainty.

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  • For parents and caregivers to be able to provide and care for their children.

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News from Uganda

From the Field

Top disasters of 2022

In 2022, World Vision responded to 58 disasters in 57 countries, helping more than 31.1 million people with relief aid they needed to survive. Learn more about some of the top disasters of 2022.

From the Field

Mobile and no longer malnourished

Isma’s health and mobility greatly improved after being supported by World Vision. Through community-based malnutrition programs, he received treatment at home along with tactics and trainings to equip families with healthy techniques. Plus, a provision of a wheelchair has improved Isma’s mobility.