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Uganda

Uganda map One of the poorest countries in the world. Employment is mainly in subsistence farming; coffee is the main export crop. After independence in 1962, it was torn apart by 26 years of civil war, but is now beginning to stabilise.

Population: 37 million.
Languages: English, Lugandan, Luo, Lusoga, Kiswahili and 35 others.
Main religions: Christian, Muslim.

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Correspondence team leader

CBM activities There are normally two visits a year from the UK, usually April and September. The AGM and a local sisters’ gathering are held during the April visit. If funds permit, a Christmas Youth camp is held.

CBM Office Uganda PO Box 725, Jinja, Uganda, East Africa.

Ecclesias 107. Ateso: Bollisso II, Budabula, Bukedea, Kanyum, Kapwatai, Katakwi, Kotido, Kumi, Moroto, Nabowa, Nansanga, Ngariam, Peda, Serere, Soroti; Central: Budaali, Bukabooli, Buvuma Island, Buwiwala, Iganga, Jinja, Kajjansi, Kakiri, Kamuli, Kampala, Kasawo, Kayanja, Kigandalo, Kigumba, Lufu, Makuutu, Makwanda, Namwiwa, Wakiso; Eastern: Bugiri, Bunawale, Busolwe, Busowa, Butyabule, Gombe; Eastern South: Budusu, Bumoli, Busitema, Butacho, Buwembe, Dakha, Kilero, Kitoda, Lubango, Madowa, Nabusera, Nabuyoga, Nakapiripirite, Nekuku, Tororo; Lango: Abalang, Acanmach, Acenlworo, Aduku, Akalo, Akokoro, Akuli, Alwa, Apac, Awir, Awiri, Batta, Dokolo, Kagera, Kitgum, Lira, Nambyeso, Omwono, Otuboi; Mt Elgon: Budadiri, Bududa, Bukigai, Bukimuna, Bumbo, Bupoto, Butiru, Kapchorwa, Lwakhakha, Magale, Maresi, Mbale, Munamba, Namabya, Namisindwa, Soronco, Sume; West Nile: Arua, Maracha, Nebbi; Western: Bushenyi, Fort Portal, Ibanda, Isingiro, Kabale, Kamwenge, Kasese, Kisinga, Mbarara, Mitooma, Mubende, Rakai, Ssembabule (about 1,350 members in total).

Reports

Prepared to Preach, Uganda (7 to 21 July 2012) (PDF)

Sustainable Farming Course, Kasenge Riverford, Uganda (July 2012) (Word)

Jumpers for Joy, Butacho (July 2012) (PDF)

Picture story Picture story Kitgum and Buvuma Island (2015)

Picture story Picture story First time in northern Uganda (2013)

Picture story Picture story Uganda Youth Camp (2011)

Kiswahili literature

Ugandan languages literature