Some Statistics on Uganda

Statistics indicate that 67% of Ugandans live in abject poverty. More than 50% of rural children 0-4 years old have multiple deprivations.

Uganda population as of 4/17/18 = 41 319 166 (8)
Ugandan rural area population = 84% (1)
Ugandans in abject poverty = 67% (2)  
Rural children 0-4  with multiple deprivations = 56% (3)
 
The Uganda government spends roughly $300 million annually on universal primary education (UPE) (4). Even then, parents are still responsible for half of the tuition and the burden of that cost on parents is enormous. The parents we talked to question the quality of the education and opt to take their children to private schools, despite the cost.
  
Most rural families derive their income from agriculture and fisheries, petty trade in crafts, selling produce, used clothes and other basic needs in the local markets (5)

Average monthly income  in rural areas = $63 (222,600/=)
Family size expected to use the money = 5


Tuition per term for a kindergartner =   $73 (254,500/=)  (6)
Tuition per term  by 7th grade =  $120  (422,600/=)  (6)

Age structure (7) 
 0-14 years: 48.26% (male 9,223,926/female 9,268,714)
15-24 years: 21.13% (male 4,010,464/female 4,087,350)
25-54 years: 26.1% (male 5,005,264/female 4,997,907)
55-64 years: 2.5% (male 460,000/female 496,399)
65 years and over: 2.01% (male 337,787/female 431,430) (2016 est.)
Population: 38,319,241

The income is not enough to  meet any other family needs.   
  
  1. http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.RUB.TOTL.ZS 
  2. http://www.newvision.co.ug/new_vision/news/1315849/67-ugandans-vulnerable-poverty  
  3. http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/3-5m-children-living-in-abject-poverty---report/688334-2343588-11i8wo5z/index.html 
  4. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/15ad3e3f9fbccfba 
  5. http://ubos.org/UNHS0910/chapter7.Average%20Monthly%20Household%20Income.html 
  6. Mirembe Progressive School Data, Zirobwe (2017) 
  7. http://www.indexmundi.com/uganda/demographics_profile.html   
  8. http://countrymeters.info/en/Uganda      
  
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