Will Mother Nature Survive Population Pressure?

July 13, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Juliet Nalwanga lives on the fringes of Kampala in Bwaise slum, Kawempe division. A wooden tin shack is what she calls home.“When it rains, life is hard,” the mother of three says. “My home always floods.”

To leave home during the rainy period, Nalwanga has to part with cash to be carried by men across the flooded zones. Sometimes it is so bad that Nalwanga and her three children have to relocate to the village.

However, there are other people who have nowhere to go. According to the UN Habitat report 2009, the population density in Kampala is so high, about 12 families occupy a single plot of land.

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