Kids of Ugandas mission is to give vulnerable children a brighter and safer future. We do so by supporting the local community with self-help tools and opportunities to create long-term change, and thus create a stable, safe environment for the children to grow up in.
The organisation focuses on a family support program, aiming to give families the tools needed to make sustainable investments that secure a long-term income. Additionally, we organise workshops and carry out specific projects to benefit the local community.
We help develop the local society in a sustainable way by giving vulnerable families basic, fixed-term support. Our staff provides education and advice to ensure that the families use the grant to investments that remain. With our help people are transforming into successful entrepreneurs that can sustain a safe family economy.
All work we do is done in consultation with key people in the local community. We always hire local companies and buy locally produced goods from local traders. We want to support the Ugandan economy, not slow it down by, for example, bringing in donated goods from abroad that compete with and harm local trade.
Children’s rights first
Promoting children’s rights is a key part of our work. Meaning we always consider the best interests of the child in order to give them security, love and a brighter future. By ensuring that all children we support go to school, we help them grow up to become successful, strong individuals.
A LOVING FAMILY
Our main goal is to give vulnerable children a loving and safe upbringing. The foundation of that is making sure that the children stay with family or relatives who love and care for them.
EDUCATION AND ADVISORY
Our staff give parents education and coaching to make sustainable, long-term investments (e.g. start a restaurant, open a shop or invest in cattle). However, the families decide for themselves where the money goes, which allows them to develop into successful entrepreneurs and thus contribute to a healthy financial development locally. Additionally, we arrange workshops in e.g. health care, HIV, female empowerment and personal finance.
A FIVE YEAR PLAN
The family support program is set to five years, with financial support during the first two. During this time the families get the tools and help to find and create an everyday that ensures a long-term, sustainable source of income. After the first two years the support continues in the shape of home visits and coaching.
BECOME A FAMILY SPONSOR
As a sponsor you support a specific vulnerable family and get continuous updates about their development in our program. The financial support runs for two years, followed by another three years of coaching.
Suitable if you’d like to take on a longer commitment and follow how your support truly improve the lives of a family.
250 SEK or 500 SEK per month
Email Matilda Dooley with the subject ‘Become a sponsor’ and she’ll shortly return with additional information about the program and payment options.
BECOME A MEMBER
A one year long membership with Kids of Uganda gives you continuous insight into the organisation and the ability to participate in our membership events, as well as the yearly board meeting.
Suitable if you’d like to make a smaller contribution and still gain insight into the organisation and its development.
100 SEK per year
KIDS OF UGANDA’S WEBSHOP
In our webshop you can buy a range of gifts that really make a difference. Small things, such as medicine, a bag of beans or school supplies that goes straight to the families we support.
Suitable if you’d like to take to make a one-off contribution, or find the perfect gift for a birthday or holiday.
From 100 SEK and up
CHOOSE FOR YOURSELF
Every little helps and makes a difference in the lives of our children. You can easily support with an amount of your choice (once, or at a monthly basis) through bank transfer or Swish.
Suitable if you’d like to be flexible in when and how much you decide to contribute with. From big to small.
All up to you