This project will offer the community in Lyantonde, Uganda affordable access to the internet. The proceeds from the cafe will provide financial support for community farming cooperatives.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Access to current information in today's competitive world is imperative for community growth and development. More than 2.5 billion people live in rural areas of developing countries where access to communication is severely limited due to availability or affordability. In rural Uganda, most teachers, students, farmers, business owners, and health care providers work without access to technologies that can transform their lives and work in simple yet profound ways.
How will this project solve this problem?
The internet cafe, consisting of 8 solar-powered computers, will be managed by a Ugandan community-based organization that will also offer classes to familiarize new users and students to information technology.
Potential Long Term Impact
Affordable access to the internet will improve rural health care, provide economic opportunities for business owners and farmers, reinforce human rights, and improve education.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.