Uganda is a large, diverse country on the east coast of Africa with a population of over 30 million people. 1.6 million of these live in the capital city of Kampala. About 8% of Ugandans regularly use the Internet, but the majority are connected with mobile phones. High levels of inflation in recent years have made daily necessities increasingly hard to acquire. For example, the cost of a litre of gasoline is greater than most Ugandans earn in a day. Many struggle with unemployment. Poverty, malaria, HIV/AIDS and a lack of access to health care and education are continuing challenges; however, there are many individuals who are committed to helping others and providing new and innovative opportunities.
ICO currently operates in Kampala, the capital, and Kitgum in Northern Uganda.