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2021 – ongoing

Holistic approach against poverty in Uganda

The Lango area of northern Uganda, was ravaged by nearly 20 years of insurgency by Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Tens of thousands of people lost their lives, thousands of children were abducted by the LRA, and social infrastructure was destroyed.


However, since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the Ugandan government and the LRA in 2006, there has been relative peace throughout the region, and people have returned home to rebuild their livelihoods.


Link to Progress vision is to improve livelihoods and living conditions of rural communities by promoting access to clean water and sanitation, and improving the quality of education, health, and their economic situation. Link to Progress takes an integrated approach to development, addressing these issues simultaneously and across sectors.


To alleviate poverty in northern Uganda, Link to Progress takes a holistic approach to development. This is critical to improving health and livelihoods and strengthening the resilience of rural populations.


The approach includes: facilitating access to water and sanitation, improving quality standards in education, preventive health services for children, access to financial services for smallholder farmers, promoting innovative skills for business creation, and other income generation initiatives, especially for youth.


2,870 households have new access to safe drinking water so far
45 villages have been trained in sanitation
6,730 children have better access to quality basic education
550 savings group members have improved their livelihoods and are generating more income


Village savings group

The group saves in cycles of one year, after which accumulated savings and loan gains are returned to members. The purpose of the group is to provide simple savings and loan opportunities in a community that does not have easy access to formal financial services.


Link to Progress, Ugandan non-governmental organization

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