ACCESS is based in the Nakaseke District in Uganda. Our headquarters, called the Nakaseke Lifecare Center (NLC), is situated on 17 acres of land in Nakaseke Village. ACCESS serves a total population of 56,600 and a total area of 356 sq. km. Accessibility to the area is challenging as there are no paved roads. The area has no running water, and electricity is intermittent.
The Need in Numbers
68% of working inhabitants are peasant farmers from six tribes.
The GDP is $245 and 55% of the population is below the poverty level.
HIV prevalence in this area is 12%–double the rate in the rest of the country.
Over 15% of the children in this region are orphans, and over half of these have been orphaned by AIDS.
The fertility rate is 7.19 with an infant mortality rate of 117/1000.
The life expectancy is 44.4 years
Nearly 50% of people in this region are below the age of 15.