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Uganda is a relatively stable country with a pleasant climate and a friendly population. Located in East Africa, it is bordered on the west by Congo, on the north by the Sudan, on the east by Kenya, and on the south by Tanzania and Rwanda. The country, which lies across the equator, is divided into three main areas-swampy lowlands, a fertile plateau with wooded hills, and a desert region. Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake and the source of the river Nile, forms part of the southern border.


The Ugandan population is primarily of African descent, consisting of thirteen principal ethnic groups, although there are actually 49 such groups in total. The rest of the population is made up of Asians and Europeans (around 1 percent) and a fluctuation of refugees escaping from crises in neighboring countries.
Uganda's population is very young, with over 50 percent below age 14 and just a few percent of the population at 65 or older. A majority of Ugandans lives in rural areas. Uganda is mentioned as one of the poorest countries in the world. The vast majority of Ugandans are farmers on small plots of land which are used for subsistence agriculture or for the cultivation of cash crops such as coffee and tea.


The Kumi district is about 250 kilometers (6 hours) from the capital Kampala. Kumi Hospital AgroPark is being developed directly adjacent the hospital (Kumi-Ongino). There is a small air strip on the land and charter services are available through Mission Aviation Fellowship. Uganda has good international flight connections.