Ssamba Foundation is a registered non-profit community development organization founded by Hon. Isaac Ssamba in Mukono, Uganda. Operating in Mukono district, we manage a wide range of sustainable development and humanitarian projects since 2006.
Ssamba Foundation provides long-term sustainable solutions to problems in rural Uganda which are mainly caused by poverty. Together with the communities we serve we have identified 5 key areas where change needs to have a positive impact if poverty is to become a challenge of the past.
empowering vulnerable communities
Water | Education | Agriculture | Social-Economic | Health
Isaac Ssamba’s mission of helping those least able to help themselves started at the age of 14 and at the age of 19, he established a non-government, not-for-profit organization which designs and conducts programs which contribute to the welfare and social productivity of disadvantaged individuals and communities with an emphasis on children, youth and women.
Ssamba Foundation addresses some of the most pervasive problems in rural Uganda, including poor healthcare systems, hunger, poor education system, access to clean drinking water, environment degradation and extreme poverty.
In addition, the foundation focuses on empowering the youth of Uganda through leadership and skills training. The organization is founded on the principles that our common humanity is more important than our individual differences. We therefore operate on a non-political, non-denominational, and non-sectarian basis, welcoming each and every Ugandan in need.
Mission | Vision
Mission: Providing resources to achieve sustainable development in under-resourced areas through effective community education and development of projects.
Vision: Self-sustaining individuals and communities free from extreme poverty.
Mukono District | Across Uganda
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 operating in 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.
Partnerships | Collaborations | Networking
Apart from being of benefit to the communities, our collaboration and involvement in other projects creates links and partnerships with other NGOs and support organizations.
Ssamba Foundation collaborates with local, national and international partners in order to bring about sustainable improvements of life in Mukono District of Uganda and other districts in which it works. Ssamba Foundation aims to improve the living conditions for the rural poor regardless of their faith, origin or gender.
Volunteering | Internships | Gap Year | Career Break
We recruit and host willing, non-skilled and skilled volunteers within our projects in Mukono District and across the country. Ssamba Foundation seeks to aid in the development of self-sufficient, locally run projects which effectively address the most pressing needs of disadvantaged communities.
Volunteering is an amazing way to gain an insight into the culture of a country. By volunteering with a sustainable and responsible project you will not only become part of the community you work with, but will also be making a valuable contribution to long term solutions for the community served by the project you work with.
The most important part is that it is free to volunteer with us, click here to book your volunteer placement.
15 years of service to the poor, the sick, the needy and empowering vulnerable communities!