Aleper’s Journey with Lorukumo

Although poverty has declined nationwide, Karamoja, a semi-arid region, remains mired in poverty due to a lack of employable skills among youth, restricted market access, access to clean water, and an exceedingly high dependency ratio (141% compared to 94% nationally.

Freedom from Abuse

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has been described as the “Rape Capital of the World.” The prevalence and intensity of rape, among other forms of sexual violence, is the highest in the world.