DAILY LIFE

Most Ugandans lead a rural lifestyle; 87% of the population still live in the countryside.In the highland regions, many occupy smallholdings dotted across the middle slopes. The bottoms of valleys are generally swampy and hilltops are left for animal grazing. 

Traditional homes are usually made of mud, with either thatch or corrugated iron roofs. Around their houses, Ugandans grow their own foods, such as plantains/bananas, as well as keeping some livestock. Many also have small coffee plantations for earning cash.

 

​Ugandans like to go to bed late however they wake up very early. The days for most people here start at around 6am. In the villages this is when they will milk the cows, send their children to school for those who can afford it and start to collect some water for the day. Shops will begin opening and the markets will begin to swing into life.

By 10am the children have breaks from school and if the parents can pay the extra money they will receive one cup of porridge. Also by 10am the fields will be full of both men and women digging and taking care of their crops as this is used to feed their entire family.

By mid day the children will stop for lunch and again for those who can afford the extra money the kids get a bowl with posho and beans. Small children will then go home and older children will stay in school until 6pm with some staying up to 9pm if they can afford the extra classes. When these children return home they collect water for bathing and cooking.