• 87% of Ugandans live in rural areas and involved in agriculture.

  • 64% of Ugandans live on less than US$2 per day

  • Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics

  • The majority of farming in Uganda is self-subsistence farming, but the fertility of the land due to Uganda's high elevation and good rainfall provide the opportunity for a more profitable export market. Using newer farming techniques and connecting farmers to each other can make this possible.

A computer services industry can go a long way towards improving living standards in Uganda. New internet infrastructure is opening up opportunities for those living in nearly every corner of the country. Our “Connect Uganda” project will use the internet to provide information relevant to different regions, in local languages (there are 42 in Uganda alone), helping educate community members in areas such as healthcare and agriculture. Using efficient Android based tablets running on solar power, we hope to create an information network with free community access through our partner libraries. Promoted effectively, this network can help increase quality of life for all.

Through a grant awarded by Electronic Information For Libraries (EIFL), we are currently working on the first phase of the Connect Uganda project: installating solar power and tablets in five different language speaking communities, which will run our custom software to access information relevant (initial related to agriculture) to each location.