Boys have a 27% chance they will not make it to their 15th birthday and girls a 24% chance. Most of these children die from HIV, TB, and malaria.
While rates of poverty have decreased in Uganda, almost 50% of the population is still rated as "insecure", without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food.
Only 31% of children that enter 1st grade, go on to finish primary school. Additionally, only 11.8% of females go on to receive higher education.
*all statistics from the World Health Organization
a Better Community
Neema Child Center knows the struggles and the joys of living in Jinja, and we are invested in this community and its people.
"Jinja's population faces problems of widespread poverty, unemployment, insufficient low-cost housing, malnutrition, unaffordable water and energy supplies, and inadequate health and educational facilities."
-Foundation for Sustainable Development
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