Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world, with 37.7 percent of the population living on less than $1.25 a day. Despite making enormous progress in reducing the countrywide poverty incidence from 56 percent of the population in 1992 to 31 per cent in 2005, poverty remains deep-rooted in the country’s rural areas, which are home to more than 85 per cent of Ugandans.
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“Its a wery remarkable circumstance, sir, said Sam, that poverty and oysters seems to go together.”
—Charles Dickens (18121870)
“The hour when you say, What does my happiness matter? It is poverty and filth, and a wretched complacency. Yet my happiness should justify existence itself!”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“For all of them have contributed out of their abundance; but she out of her poverty has put in everything she had, all she had to live on.”
—Bible: New Testament, Mark 12:44.
Jesus watching the widow contribute her two mites.