Working Towards a Better Tomorrow
Uganda has a population of 41.5 million in a territory roughly the size of Oregon. 67% of Ugandans are living in poverty ($1.20-2.40 per day). The primary school drop out rate is 68.2%. 12% of marriages occur before the age 15 and 46% of marriages occur before the age of 18. Many children have been orphaned due to AIDS and 50% of the population is under the age of 15.
Uganda's national birth rate is between 5 and 6 children per woman (2015). Many marriages don't survive, leaving a trail of single-mothers struggling to care for their children.
By offering education, skills training, and the hope found in Jesus Christ, IKOOVA is working against the broken systems that perpetuate poverty.
The Pearl of Africa
Uganda is known as the "pearl of Africa," resplendent with lush gardens, fantastic scenery, impressive wildlife viewing, exotic adventures, and a rich cultural heritage. While there is much need among certain segments of the population, Uganda is also beautiful, unique, and full of wonderful people.