For the last seventeen years, our main focus at Ssamba Foundation has been on assisting the people of Mukono district and Uganda at large with access to clean safe water, affordable education for orphans and vulnerable children, affordable healthcare and provision of good quality reliable agriculture and farm inputs for rural peasant farmers.
We are one a non-profit making organization dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of individuals and communities in need. At Ssamba Foundation, we believe that everyone deserves a chance to thrive and live a dignified life, regardless of their circumstances. Through our unwavering commitment and collaborative efforts, we strive to bring about meaningful sustainable change and create a brighter future for all.
Ssamba Foundation began in 2006, when Rtn. Isaac Ssamba began a small outreach crafts and feeding project with vulnerable women living HIV/AIDS and their affected families in Mbalala village, Nama Subcounty in Mukono district. In the years since, our programs have expanded to cover a broad range of sustainable community development programs.
Ssamba Foundation is committed to our headquarters district of Mukono, Uganda. The foundation is committed to making an impact in Mukono through Strategic Community Investments by supporting causes that strengthen community development focus. Mukono District is our focus and hosts our main and major projects. However, from time to time we facilitate or run other short-term projects in response to the immediate needs of the communities across the country.
We are based in Kakoola village, Kyabakadde Parish, Kyampisi sub-county in Mukono district, about 35Kms from Kampala city, the capital of Uganda. Kyampisi is a typical rural area with about 60,000 people, whose social-economic conditions are very poor. 97% of the residents are subsistence farmers who mainly grow food crops for home consumption.
The result of the above is a very poor economic base with more than 90% of the families living under the poverty line. The main source of income for people is farming, whose produce price has drastically fallen. Through these community development programs run by our organization, by God’s grace, we have been able to serve hundreds of vulnerable people and communities in rural Uganda, lifting individuals and families out of extreme poverty.
For anyone interested in joining hands with us, to serve and volunteer in Uganda, our preferred minimum stay is for 4 weeks up to 12 weeks, although in special considerations, we can accept participants for 2-3 weeks. For those who are already in Uganda and they would love to visit or work with our projects for a day, two or a week, you are also welcome.