Ssamba Foundation began in 2006, when 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 smaller short-term projects in response to the immediate needs of the communities across the country.
We are based in Kakoola village, 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, 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.
Ssamba Foundation Volunteering Program
Our Uganda volunteer program’s focus is to increase volunteer engagement in rural communities and that is the main reason, we welcome and engage the volunteers at no cost! Ssamba Foundation offers top real free volunteering abroad programs. We are the only NGO, nonprofit that offers free volunteer opportunities in Uganda.
Volunteering overseas is a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture while simultaneously giving back. Many of these volunteer programs come with a hefty price tag, but not to worry, because it’s still very possible to volunteer for free! The main reason why organizations charge you for money to volunteer abroad is to cover up costs for meals and accommodation.
At Ssamba Foundation we cover up that in exchange for your volunteer service, experience, time and skills you share with our community. We own our accommodation facility and we grow our own organic foods!