Programs in Uganda

Working with trusted, experienced program partners, ERDO is working to alleviate extreme poverty through the activities listed underneath the country profile below.


Flag of Uganda

Uganda Selected Statistics


  • Infant mortality: 59.2 deaths/1,000 live births
  • Physician density: 0.117 physicians/1,000 population
  • Major infectious diseases: hepatitis A, typhoid fever, malaria, plague, African trypanosomiasis, food & water-bourne diseases
  • 14% of children under the age of 5 are underweight
  • 78% of the total population can read and write
  • 19.7% of the population is below the poverty line
ChildCARE Plus in Uganda

ChildCARE Plus in Uganda

Over 100 children are currently enrolled in our ChildCARE Plus child sponsorship program.  Our main program partner in Uganda is the Pentecostal Assemblies of God - Uganda, under the leadership of Bishop Simon Peter Emiau. 

Through a $41 monthly donation, a child can attend school, have access to nutritious food and healthcare and be spiritually nurtured by our on-the-ground ChildCARE Plus community representatives.

To sponsor a child in Uganda or another area of need, please click here >>

Prior Assistance in Uganda

ERDO food assistance with CFGB 

Crisis Response in Uganda

Though there are no active crisis response activities taking place in Uganda, ERDO assisted victims of extreme flooding in 2007, and provided additional supplies of tarpaulins, mosquito nets and blankets.  25,000 people were assisted through this crisis response effort.

In times of emergency, relief supplies can include things like:

  • locally accessed and appropriate food relief
  • child safety
  • water
  • shelter
  • sanitation
  • household needs
  • livelihood protection

To donate to ERDO's crisis response fund, and equip us to quickly respond during times of emergency, please click here>>

To learn more about Crisis Response please click here >>


ERDO food assistance programs

Food Assistance

Over the past five years, ERDO has assisted Ugandans through emergency food supplies or programs that address the longer-term food needs of communities.  In 2007, 50,000 people were assisted with emergency food by ERDO partnering with the CRWRC, MCC and the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. 

As much as emergency food aid is required in times of crisis, food self-sustainability is always the most desired outcome.  To help families grow and harvest their own foods to increase their nutritional intake and income generation, ERDO has provided things like seeds, tools, and knowledge through our support of local partners and local farmers.

To donate to our Food Assistance Programs, please click here >>

For more about our Food Assistance Programs, please click here >>


ERDO water programs in Uganda
Uganda water well

Community Development - Water

In 2011, ERDO drilled two borewells to bring much needed water in a rural communities.  Over 800 people now have access to clean, safe drinking water.

To read more about the importance of clean water programs, please click here >>

To read more about the Life campaign and what else this initiative has accomplished, please click here >>

To make a donation to our clean water programs, please click here>>




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