Uganda is seven times bigger than the Netherlands and has 33 million inhabitants. The average age is 16. The vast majority of the population works in agriculture and fishing.

Dutch growers cultivate vegetables and flowers. The Ugandans are very friendly and often very modest. The women are the stable factor, not only for the upbringing of children but also for the economic development of the country.

Although the country still is quite poor, it is gradually going better. The yearly economical growth is 6,0%. Unfortunately too few people benefit from this growth. Uganda again is becoming increasingly attractive for tourists. Uganda has a beautiful scenery and a number of wildlife parks where one can still find gorillas.

Villa Maria is a village near Masaka and near the shores of Lake Victoria. The city of Masaka is at a two-three hour drive west of the capital Kampala and the international airport of Entebbe.

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