Over ten thousand people live in Namuwongo in conditions of extreme poverty. Most of them are displaced people from Northern Uganda or refugees who fled civil wars in Kenya, Congo, Sudan, and Rwanda. The majority of Namuwongo residents are unemployed, and even those who manage to find jobs earn an average income that falls short of the international poverty line.
Little Light was established in July 2007, as a self-help community center at Namuwongo Zone B, one of the largest and poorest slums in Kampala, Uganda. The program is operated by a local voluntary non-profit organization, ‘Little Light UG’, an organization that grew organically from the local community.
15$ - Monthly scholastics and art
30$ - Full scholarship for a children
50$ - Hot meals for a whole class
20$ - Scholastics and art (books, stationery, painting colors)
40$ - Music instruments and costumes for our Youth Dance Groups
80$ - 200 Nutritious local hot meals
200$ - Medical equipment: Malaria and HIV testing, Hygienic products, First aid etc.
300$ - Scholarship for a full year