In 2012, 501 million people, or 47% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa lived on $1.90 a day or less, a principal factor incasing widespread hunger. (world Bank, sub-Saharan Africa poverty and equity data) this number compares to 233 million estimated undernourished people.
75% of the world’s poorest countries are located in Africa, according to Gallup world, in 2013, the 10 countries with the highest proposition of resident living in extreme poverty were all in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nearly one in four household in Africa are headed by a woman. To be sure this figure is not the same in all countries; these in southern African have a higher rate than does in the west African countries are least likely to be headed by women. What’s true in all countries is that female headship has been increasing. World bank results suggest that economic growth brings lower female headship African Poverty report, world bank 2015.
Understanding Households poverty
Uganda has reduced monetary poverty at a very rapid rate. The proportion of the Ugandan population living below the national poverty line of $ 1.20 per day declined from 31.1% in 2006 to 19.7% in 2013.Uganda Poverty Assessment report 2016,
Nonetheless 47.3% are below both poverty line and twice the poverty line, $2.40 per day.
“According to the World Bank, even those who are below twice the poverty line are likely to fall back into poverty,”
Children born in poverty not only suffer the effects of poverty today, but are four times as likely to become poor adults.
More than 18,447,000 people in Uganda are vulnerable to poverty
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