Where we work::
The community of Katanga is located two kilometres from Kampala’s city centre in Uganda. The slum has now existed for over 20 years, in a valley between Mulago Hospital and Makerere University. A recent (2008) census found that Katanga has slightly more than 3000 make shift, temporary rooms that accommodate an average of 2 adults and 5 children. This makes over 20,000 people living in this slum.

With the slum located right in the city centre the cost of rent is expensive which leaves even less money left over to provide for their families. Some have inherited their homes when their parents have died and others believe that being in the centre will lead to more job opportunities. In a community where the average person lives on, or less than, 50p a day means many can’t afford medical expenses, school fees and only have enough to feed the family a basic diet.

Sanitation is a big problem in Katanga with residents using the central stream that runs through the middle, as water to wash their clothes in, to cook their food with and to drink from. This is a serious issue regarding that it is the same water that people wash in, wash bikes in and is often used as a toilet. The stream is fairly stagnant so is an environment which harbours various water diseases that will affect locals. Katanga has 4 toilet blocks in the whole of the slum in which people have to pay for. So because of the cost many don’t use these toilet blocks
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KATANGA SLUMS
KIVULU SLUMS
KIVULU SLUMS are one of the most deprived slum areas in the capital city of kampala district officially housing 30000 people respectively according to the 2010 /2012 KCCA REPORT.
Majority of the population are grossly marginalized youth and women. We are estimating 70% of the vulnerable children in the community to be HIV/AIDS positive. Because many of the people in these communities live with HIV/AIDS and over 400 girls and women between the age of 13, 17, 25, up to 40 years are engaged in sex trade, which is awful L , be part of us to become new hope to these people, we hope to use this live information to participate in international relief mission and becoming new ambassadors of hope, planning event that will restore hope through fundraising locally and internationally to improve the outreach for a better life.

With the slum located right in the city centre the cost of rent is expensive which leaves even less money left over to provide for their families. Some have inherited their homes when their parents have died and others believe that being in the centre will lead to more job opportunities. In a community where the average person lives on, or less than, 50p a day means many can’t afford medical expenses, school fees and only have enough to feed the family a basic diet.

Sanitation is a big problem in Katanga with residents using the central stream that runs through the middle, as water to wash their clothes in, to cook their food with and to drink from. This is a serious issue regarding that it is the same water that people wash in, wash bikes in and is often used as a toilet. The stream is fairly stagnant so is an environment which harbours various water diseases that will affect locals. Katanga has 4 toilet blocks in the whole of the slum in which people have to pay for. So because of the cost many don’t use these toilet blocks.