Uganda

GEOGRAPHY & CLIMATE

Uganda is a country in eastern Africa. It is actually the world’s second most populous landlocked country after Ethiopia.

There is an equatorial climate, driven not only by the location near the equator but also by the prevalence of lakes and basins in the country. Lakes, rivers and swamps cover about 20 percent of the land surface, and fishing is an important rural industry. Daytime temperatures average in the mid-80’s for much of the year.

PEOPLE & CULTURE

Uganda gained independence from Britain in October 1962. The period since then has been marked by intermittent conflicts. The official language is English, but Luganda, a central language, is widely spoken across the country, and several other languages are also spoken. The basic currency is the shilling.

Most people, except a few who live in urban centers, produce their own food. There is a relatively high degree of social inequality. Transparency International has rated Uganda’s public sector as one of the most corrupt in the world. Widespread large-scale and petty corruptions involving public officials and political systems have seriously affected the investment climate in Uganda. There are many areas that continue to produce concern when it comes to human rights in Uganda. Child labor is common.

PLAN TO TRAVEL

IMF mission teams of 10-20 individuals will travel to Uganda up to twice per year for a 9-night journey where we balance serving at our Ministry partner, Heshima, with education about Uganda’s culture, people, struggles, and beauty.

Our teams will travel from Washington, DC – as a connecting city – to Entebbe, Uganda, staying at a guesthouse there. Our 2018 all-inclusive price (airfare from any US or Canadian city) for a 9-night experience will be made available soon.

JOIN A TEAM

 

Mission Calendar 2018
Country Date Type of Team and Partner Church/Organization Availability
Uganda February 17 – 26 OPEN OPEN
Uganda July 28 – August 6 OPEN OPEN
Uganda October 13 – 22 OPEN OPEN

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