Tubur's Community is graduating

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations

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 In 2018, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency and World Vision is no longer on site. Local people and organizations have been equipped to take over and lead the community's development - and that is something to celebrate! 

With the help of your generous and loving support, life in Tubur has transformed. Children and families are much stronger now. The community has met its goals, and its members are working together to tackles new ones. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. 

The Tubur (pronounced too-boor) community is located in north-eastern Uganda, 360 km from Kampala, the capital city. Most of the area is flat plains, with a few swampy valleys. The natural vegetation is characterized by tropical woodland with many woodlots and open grasslands. Hardwood trees species were available but have mainly been cut for firewood and burning charcoal.

Of the community's population, 90% of families depend on subsistence agriculture for a living. Common food crops are beans, cassava, and sweet potatoes. Unfortunately, farmers are using poor quality seeds and using outdated farming practices that make their crops vulnerable to pests and diseases. There is a lack of alternative income sources and families are not meeting basic household needs. Over 60% of children in Tubur are malnourished and access to nutritious food and health care is limited. The education of children is also at risk because of poor infrastructure and a lack of vocational opportunities for youth.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadian sponsors like you, life in Tubur has improved. Your support will have a lasting impact for years to come. Let’s celebrate these accomplishments!  

  • Training for farmers has led to increased food production—80% of children now eat three meals a day.
  • 235 savings groups are providing members with ways to save and loans for small business needs.
  • 41 farmers’ groups have formed a cooperative, allowing farmers to command higher prices as they market and sell their products in bulk.
  • Parents learned the importance of education—nearly 70% now encourage reading at home.
*Results for this community updated for 2018

Explore Tubur

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

Celebrate with Tubur

Today, the community has transitioned from sponsorship to self-sufficiency. Because of the dedication and partnership of Canadians like you, the community is empowered and ready to continue developing on its own—and that’s something to celebrate!
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Life cycle of a sponsorship community

Tubur has completed Phase 3 in 2018

PHASE 3: Enhance sustainability

Children and families enjoy improved living conditions. They're ready to become independent and continue the work you helped start. We invite you to help another child and community!