Slums are informal settlements found in many urban areas across the world, including Kampala, the capital city of Uganda. These areas are characterized by overcrowding, poor housing conditions, lack of basic services such as clean water and sanitation, and limited access to employment and educational opportunities.
In Kampala, slums are home to a significant portion of the city’s population, many of whom are migrants from rural areas in search of better economic opportunities. The growth of slums in Kampala has been fueled by rapid urbanization, high levels of poverty, and limited affordable housing options.
Efforts have been made to address the challenges faced by slum dwellers in Kampala, including slum upgrading programs, which aim to improve living conditions through the provision of basic services and infrastructure. Additionally, some organizations are working to create employment and educational opportunities for slum dwellers, as well as to raise awareness about the issues they face.
However, much work remains to be done in order to improve the lives of those living in slums in Kampala and to address the root causes of poverty and inequality in the city.