Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa. The population of Uganda is about 40 million. Of those, 14 million live on $1.25 per day. Because of poverty in Uganda, life expectancy for men and women is one of the lowest in the world at an average of 59 years. AIDS has become a key contributor to death and illness in young children, consistently driving the infant and child mortality rate higher. Additionally, diarrhea, pneumonia and anemia are almost as prevalent as AIDS as reported causes of death.
The major languages spoken in Uganda are English and Swahili (although many other various other languages are spoken throughout the country).
McLean Bible has partnered with World Help in Uganda. The mission is to meet people’s physical needs by providing humanitarian and spiritual needs.
We focus our work in three areas:
Aid & Relief - Crisis Response, Feeding Centers, Operation Baby Rescue, Humanitarian Aid Shipments
Community Development - Medical Clinics, Children’s Homes, Clean-Water Projects, Schools, Church Buildings
Education & Sustainability - Vocational Training, Child Sponsorship, Agricultural Initiatives, Church Planter Training, Bible Distribution
Short-Term Mission Trips
Trips to Uganda are between 7 and 10 days
Make sure you are up-to-date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot. Other Vaccinations to consider are Hepatitis A and Typhoid.
As with every trip, we do our best to make safety a priority. If there are any travel or safety concerns at the time of your trip, you will be notified by the Missions Staff Team.