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Background of Acholi Quarter in Kampala

The first project location of 22STARS

· Kampala,Stories

Acholi quarter is a poverty-stricken community in Kampala. The community is mostly comprised of Acholi people who fled from war affected areas in Northern Uganda during the civil war from 1986-2006. The community is also comprised of many other tribes i.e., Busoga, Baganda, Itesos, Banyankole, Banyarwanda. Stone quarrying is the most common form of employment which was, and still is, being carried out.


The Acholi quarter in Kampala reflects the resilience and diversity of its inhabitants. Despite the challenges they face, the community stands strong, united by their shared experiences and hardships. The blend of different tribes living together harmoniously showcases the beauty of Uganda's cultural tapestry.


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In the midst of economic hardships, the sound of stone quarrying reverberates through the community, a constant reminder of their determination to make ends meet. Each strike of the hammer symbolizes their unwavering spirit and unwavering resolve to overcome adversity.


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Within the dusty streets and humble homes of Acholi quarter, stories of survival and hope intertwine. Children play joyfully amidst the chaos, embodying a sense of resilience that is ingrained in the fabric of this vibrant community. As the sun sets over the horizon, casting a warm glow over the makeshift dwellings, a sense of unity and solidarity fills the air.


The Acholi quarter may be marked by poverty, but it is also a place of rich culture, strength, and unwavering perseverance. In the face of adversity, the community continues to stand tall, a testament to the human spirit's ability to thrive even in the most challenging circumstances. 

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This initiative is not only about giving handouts, but about fostering a sense of self-reliance and empowerment among the youths, adults, and parents in the community. With the right support and guidance, these individuals are able to turn their passions into sustainable businesses, creating a ripple effect of positive change within the community.