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One of the first thing that hit me about Uganda were all the people. They are everywhere. People walking, people on bicycles, people on motorbikes, people standing outside their shops, people selling things, people sitting around . . .
Uganda is 1/3 of the size of Saskatchewan and yet the population is 34 million (with Saskatchewan coming in with a measly 1 million). Out of that 34 million 2.5 million are orphans.
One in every ten children in Uganda will die before their 5th birthday.
35% of Ugandans live below the poverty line ($1.25 US per day). I think the bears repeating: 35% of people in Uganda live on less than $1.25 a day. And that number is rising.
While we were there I was reminded of how rich I am, I can’t even begin to comprehend the struggle many people go through each and every day. It made me think of this print, it really puts things into perspective:
I am rich. Because of this fact God
wants requires more from me.
Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required.