About Kimaluli-Butta

Our work is mainly in the village of Kimaluli-Butta in the Manafwa district of Eastern Uganda, which is 200 km away from the capital, Kampala.

The village and surrounding community covers an area of around 100 square kilometres, and has a population of around 25,000 people. This is a very poor, remote area with no running water and very limited electricity supplies. The main occupation is subsistence farming.

Roads are of dirt construction and can become very challenging in wet weather. Transport is on foot, by bicycle or, more recently, by motorbike taxi. There are no motor vehicles owned within the community. Some people live in remote locations where transport of any sort is difficult.

Housing is very rudimentary. Many houses have only one or two rooms, generally constructed of mud bricks. Roofs can be made from corrugated iron although poorer families will use grass or banana leaves.

A mobile telephone service is available and has become more reliable over the last few years. People are now able to communicate with family and friends in other parts of the country.

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