|dc.description.abstract||This study makes an investigation of the livelihood of elderly women in Uganda. The
investigation is aimed at developing an in-depth understanding of how the elderly wornen
perceive their basic needs and how they secure them. Given the aim, a sigiiificant part of this
study is a devoted discussion of the use of qualitative case-study, in order to compare and
contwst tlieir perception and access to resources and services. I singled out old woinen
because their livelihood burden reniains on the family, and those without the family to rely or
live in deplorable conditions coupled with discriminations suffered from society because of
their pender and age.
In Uganda, the number of people who are ageing is increasitig rapidly. The demand by elderly
people for basic services such as water, food; housing, medical care, transport and income
security has also gone up. The challenge to provide them with these services reinains waiting
for interventions from the state, families and the local cominunity.
The key concepts in the study are livelihood, networks of relationships, basic services and
It is hoped that this study will provide new insights regarding probleins and possibilities
associated with old age in Uganda.||en