Bakonjo, Konzo in Uganda

Population

948,000

Christian

89%

Evangelical

28%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell


Introduction / History

The lives of these people center around subsistence farming in steep mountainous terrain and lush green valleys. The people are short and stout, very fit from their way of life. It is nothing to see a 10 year old child carrying 20 liters of water hundreds of meters up the mountains. They are peaceful, friendly and welcoming, happy to share the little they have with anyone in need.


What are Their Beliefs?

Witchcraft seems to play a role with the less educated.


What are Their Needs?

I think the main things they require are quality education and freedom from corruption.
With those two things change would be a natural progression. Sadly greed and corruption sees very little help come their way. On May 1, 2013 the Nyamwanba River flooded, destroying many homes and lives at Kilembe. It was weeks before any government assistance. A truckload of flour, mattresses, blankets and other supplies sent to help was sadly stolen by those in positions of power.




Profile Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell
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Country Uganda
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Southwest, Ruwenzori Mountains

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People Name General Konzo
People Name in Country Bakonjo, Konzo
ROP3 Code 105186
Joshua Project People ID 12779
Indigenous Yes
Population in Uganda 948,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Konjo,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konzo 948,104
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General Konzo
Ethnic Code NAB57d
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
89%    ( Evangelical  28% )
Ethnic Religions
11.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
15.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
25.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
50.00%
Photo Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell
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