Uganda is known for its many wildlife parks. The snow-capped Rwenzori mountain peaks are a tourist attraction. The famous Lake Victoria, the largest freshwater lake in Africa, is located in the south of the country.

This East African country of Uganda is home to over 45 million people, 80% of whom are under the age of 30. Despite the economic growth of recent decades, some 37% of the population lives below the poverty line. A significant proportion of the population is low-skilled and has little prospect of employment.

Agriculture is the main economic activity. In the South there is intensive farming, in the North it is drier and more arid. Agricultural businesses are often very small and find it difficult to get credit in order to expand.

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Through Lore’s eyes: group credits in Uganda

In 2018, KU Leuven student Lore Beckers spent a few months at Hofokam in Uganda for her Advanced Master Cultural Anthropology studies. She worked as a guide for TV journalist and documentary maker Chris Michel, who was making a report on the operation of microcredits. You can view a short account of their meeting here.

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