Catalyze change-makers to promote economic growth, increase government accountability, and improve health and nutrition for vulnerable communities.
In the aftermath of a generation-long civil war that claimed thousands of lives and displaced millions more, Uganda is finally healing. But population growth is straining resources and services in a country that still has a long way to go. The economy is relatively stable, but conflicts over land threaten agricultural livelihoods, upon which 80 percent of the population depends. The challenges include fragmented markets, low productivity, stubbornly poor child health indicators and weak infrastructure that impedes rapid growth and makes it difficult to achieve a sustained improvement in living conditions.
- Agriculture & Food: Training farmer groups in business skills to grow subsistence plots to small-scale commercial farming operations
- Economic development: Providing jobs building roads that link farms to markets
- Conflict & Governance: Working with elder councils to promote peacebuilding efforts and lead events to foster trust between tribes
All stories about Uganda
Uganda: Working on a road to hope September 24, 2009
They say if you want something done you must do it yourself — and that is exactly what one woman in the village of Lamoi, Uganda is doing. She is Grace Awor, a 45-year-old mother of seven, farmer and most recently a road builder.
Uganda: Forgiveness September 14, 2009
Uganda: Rain, rain, come and stay July 15, 2009
This morning at 5 am I rolled over in bed and grumpily wondered why I had woken up. My bad mood was washed away as I realized what had roused me from sleep. A low distant rumble, the soft sound of a slight drizzle on the tin roof of the guest house in Pader — it was raining!
Uganda: New beginnings June 24, 2009
Uganda: Photo of the Day May 14, 2009
Maybe it’s a five-page article in the New York Times or a three-minute clip on CNN. But sometimes, all it takes to remember why we’re doing this is a single photograph.
Uganda: Peace Through Forgiveness April 1, 2009
Uganda: Celebrating Peace with Soccer September 29, 2008
Mercy Corps organized soccer matches in six countries to celebrate the Sept. 21 International Day of Peace.
Uganda: Song and dance unite a community September 16, 2008
Uganda is recovering from almost 20 years of civil war between government forces and the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Ninety-five percent of the Pader district population was displaced by conflict between 2002 and 2007.
Uganda: After Twenty Years, Almost Home October 31, 2007
Oyere, Uganda - John Bosco Akello is an important leader in this village — deputy chief, pastor, model farmer — at a time when leadership is vitally important.
Uganda: Nancy Lindborg in Uganda October 31, 2007
Mercy Corps President Nancy Lindborg, on the ground in war-torn northern Uganda, thanks donors for their generous support.