about01 polygamy big families
about02 lack of basic services
about04 means livelihoods not rewarding
about05 child labour considered normal

The West Nile region is bordered to the North by South Sudan, to the West by the Democratic Republic of Congo, to the East by Acholi sub region (Amuru and Nwoya districts) and to the South by Buliisa district. Administratively, it is composed of eight district local governments (Nebbi, Zombo, Arua, Koboko, Maracha, Yumbe, Moyo, and Adjumani) that have a projected total population of 2.7 million people. These people are predominantly rural (90%) and more than half are below 18 years.
 
The quality of life in the region is deplorable. Overall, 46% of the people live in extreme poverty (below US $ 1.25 per person daily). Life expectancy is a dismal 46 years. Literacy rate is only 59%. To many, safe water, electricity, telephones and television, and tarmac road are luxuries. In fact, majority of rural people have not seen these “basic needs of life in a globalized world.”
 
Such undignified life has perpetuated aspiration failure traps and intergenerational poverty. To us sons and daughters of the region, it calls for protracted actions.

For West Nile region, the time to transform livelihoods is now!

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