Support my church in northern Uganda
name is Asina, I am a British citizen since 2006, born in Uganda. I started to build a new church in June 2015. The new church is near Lira, Corner Aloi, Northern Uganda.
The old church was completely broken as a leftover from the last war 20 years ago. People prayed under trees as there was no church at all. It is a poor area where people live with nothing.
I want to give these people new hope and to give them a place to pray and worship God and Jesus. Especially for the young children a place like this is elementary. Educating children with proper understanding of life, ethics and religion is key in this area.
The church has been opened on 24. December 2017. Since then, I have spent all my money on this church. Unfortunately, It is not completed yet.
The work is still not finished as there are still things need to be done:
- Floor titles in the church are needed to ensure proper cleaning (2'450 USD)
- A water well is needed near the church to provide water for cleaning and support the people nearby with water. (2'050 USD)
This area in
the north is very dry. The next water source is a 20 min walk away and
is extremely difficult to fetch water there.
We kindly ask everyone who has a heart for (Northern) Uganda and is willing to support me with finalizing this important
project and donate for it. Your help is so much appreciated and will
make a lot of honest and believing people in this community very happy.
Any additional funds raised above the target will go directly to buying supplies for the children in this area.
God bless you for your donations.
History and Economy
Uganda is among the poorest countries in the world with a per capita GDP of around USD$280 (1999). The small domestic market and low purchasing power of most of the population will limit growth for some time to come. Current regional conflicts also prevent the development of export markets.Uganda became independent in 1962. By 1980, after almost a decade of chronic mismanagement by General Amin and the damaging war to remove him, the economy lay in ruins. The economy recovered well after the National Resistance Movement (NRM) took power in 1986. The consistency and continuity of the reform process led to strong growth. The new Government adopted policies to encourage investment and growth.There are signs that Uganda's impressive economic record may be stalling. High interest rates remain a problem, and hamper efforts to activate a reasonable level of borrowing to stimulate economic growth. The government reported a $87 million shortfall in revenue last financial year and has promised tougher action on smuggling to help push up tax revenues.
Culture and Social Customs
Uganda has been created by the union of many peoples. Ancient people with their own traditional lands, their own customs and a way of life inherited from their ancestors. They now live together as one people. Today they are all proud to be Ugandans, and the local people cherish the memory of their history and keep alive the tradition of their ancestors.
Effects of HIV/AIDS in Africa
Throughout Africa, the AIDS crisis is placing serious strains on societies in a number of ways. It is draining the already limited health services as greater numbers of HIV patients become in need of care.HIV/AIDS is affecting the young adult group in society who are the prime income earners for their household. When young children lose their parents, they are often forced to leave school in order to work. Households with one or more HIV patients have to spend a greater amount of their meager income on care and funeral costs and cut back on basic necessities. This causes many families to fall into further poverty.The economy is also being affected as there are less healthy people to offer labor, which makes the existing labor more expensive whilst self-subsisting agricultural work is being neglected. In countries that were already struggling to expand their economy and industry in order to attract foreign interest prior to the AIDS epidemic, this adds to the challenge.
Background and Detail information above drawn from materials provided by GVN and The Real Uganda’s Leslie Weighill.