# of Sponsored Children: 256
# of Children Waiting for Sponsors: 45
Year Connected to ARM: 2008
Closest Major City: Rukungiri Town
Sponsorship Location Code: RUK
City Population: 306,700 people (2009)
Distance to Entebbe Airport: 422 miles
Project Components: Rukungiri Community Church & a CDP Project
Community Qualities: Rukungiri is known as an agriculture district with 80% of its population involved in farming. Currently, most of the farming done in Rukungiri is subsistence farming but the soil is very fertile and it has great potential for intensive commercial farming in the future. Rukungiri is best known for its tourist destinations, such as Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The major languages spoken in the area is Lunkanyore & Lukiga
Primary Issues: HIV and malaria are the major causes of mortality in the district. Poverty has hindered many from attending school.
Project updates: Rukungiri CDP has a Facebook page! Check it out to get specific updates related to children whose sponsor numbers start with: “RUK”. Simply click the link below to get started:
Program Overseer: Ps. Elisha Kakwerere
Ps. Elisha accepted Christ in 1994. He has a bachelor’s in Bible Theology and serves as the senior pastor of Rukungiri Community Church. He has helped plant 8 other churches and also has a radio show that enables him to share the gospel with thousands of people in Rukungiri on a regular basis.
Program Director: Dickens Mugabe
Dickens was saved while he was on a 5th grade mission trip with his church. He has a Masters Degree in Development studies and desires to win more souls to Christ. His prayer is that he will continually grow in Christ.