The Quicken Trust seeks to address the poverty, disease and destitution faced by many of the people of Kabubbu in rural Uganda. It works to provide for their physical, spiritual and emotional needs. Quicken runs several projects but is increasingly focusing on self-sustainability. The aim is for the village to stand on its own feet.
Quicken’s Mission Statement sets out its aims: “to partner with the future of others who are in poverty and special needs through no fault of their own to assist them in their self-determination to provide themselves with a better future”.
Quicken’s Vision is clear: “to show the love of God in action to the Kabubbu community. We aim to demonstrate this through the provision of the resources they lack, to assist the community in training and acquiring the skills they need to sustain the projects begun and to provide for themselves”.
The Quicken Trust aims to exercise Christian principles – inspired by the likes of William Wilberforce, Lord Shaftesbury and Elizabeth Fry.
Quicken Trust is a combination of a charity, a mission and a ministry. The word “charity” is sometimes devalued now to embrace the idea that a donor gets something in return. Quicken is determined that the real meaning of charity is not lost. It means love – expressed in action and sometimes sacrifice – with no expectation of anything in return.
These values have underpinned Quicken’s work in Kabubbu since it began in 2000. They have also attracted hundreds of supporters and partners who are helping to transform Kabubbu, many by partnering children (Child Partnership). Schools have been built (Education); a Health Centre has been established; so too has a foster home for orphans (Community Welfare).
If these values and Quicken’s mission resonates with you, there are many ways to get involved in helping to change Kabubbu. (Visit us as a volunteer)
Quicken promises that 100% of every donation goes to Kabubbu. Administration costs are funded separately. Any money reclaimed through Gift Aid is used for the general purposes of the Trust. It is used where it is needed most and may not be assigned to a specific project.