• Age: 8 years old
  • Birthday: December 2, 2015
  • Gender: Female

Currently, the Deaf make up approximately 1% of the population. Though that percentage may appear small, it translates to approximately 76 million people around the world— many of whom need our help.

Mary is a 8 year old girl currently living in Uganda. As a sponsor, we promise that 100% of your tax-deductible donation goes toward educating, empowering, and caring for Mary so she may continue to learn and grow in God’s love.

For just $40 a month You'll provide Mary with:

Food

Medical Care

Clean Water

Clothing

Language

Christian Education

Vocational Training

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through sponsorship:

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About Uganda

  • Location: East Africa
  • Area: 93,264 sq mi (241,553 sq km)
  • Population: 47,066,000 (2024 est)
  • Capital: Kampala
  • Currency: Ugandan Shilling
  • Languages: English (official), Luganda (used for small-scale commerce) & Swahili
  • Religions: Christianity (mostly Roman Catholic; also Protestant); Islam & traditional beliefs

    42% of Ugandans are Protestant, almost another 42% are Catholic, and about 12% are Muslim

Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is home to dozens of African ethnic groups, as well as a small Asian community.

A landlocked country on the Equator, Uganda is largely situated on a plateau, with volcanic mountains edging its eastern and western borders; Margherita Peak, at 16,795 ft (5,119 m), is the highest mountain. Part of Lake Victoria occupies virtually all of southeastern Uganda; other major lakes are Lakes Albert, Kyoga, Edward, George, and Bisina. The Nile River traverses the country. Huge tracts of land are devoted to national parks and game reserves. The economy is based largely on agriculture and food processing. Livestock raising and fishing are also important, and there is some manufacturing and mining.

Uganda is a multiparty republic with one legislative house; its head of state and government is the president, assisted by the prime minister.

By the 19th century the region was divided into several separate local kingdoms inhabited by various Bantu- and Nilotic-speaking peoples. Arab traders reached the area in the 1840s. The kingdom of Buganda was visited by the first European explorers in 1862. Protestant and Catholic missionaries arrived in the 1870s, and the development of religious factions led to persecution and civil strife. In 1894 Buganda was formally proclaimed a British protectorate.
As Uganda, it gained independence in 1962, and in 1967 it adopted a republican constitution. The civilian government was overthrown in 1971 and replaced by a military regime under Idi Amin. His invasion of Tanzania in 1978 resulted in the collapse of his regime. The civilian government was again deposed by the military in 1985, but the military government was in turn overthrown in 1986. Yoweri Museveni and his National Resistance Army took over the leadership after a brief war; he is the current leader. Since then, Uganda's economy has strengthened and the government has remained stable but the 1990s have seen a rise in insurgency in the north.

A constituent assembly enacted a new constitution in 1995.

The regional diet consists of maize, beans, bananas, chicken, fish, bread, cassava, beef, rice, potatoes, goat, millet and green vegetables. Common health problems in this area include HIV/AIDS, malaria and measles.

Sub-Saharan Africa, where Uganda lies, bears the heaviest burden of the AIDS epidemic. In this region approximately 22 million children and adults are living with HIV/AIDS; approximately 940,000 of these are Ugandan.