Partnership is key to the Quicken Trust seeing its vision of transforming the needy Ugandan village of Kabubbu become a reality. Working with the Kabubbu Development Project (KDP), and backed by supporters in the UK, Quicken has touched hundreds of lives in practical ways. The welfare department was set up with the help of funding from BA and Unicef.
Watch: Head of Welfare – Resty
The KDP’s welfare work benefits not only the children and elderly who are sponsored but also their families. (Sponsor a Child) (Sponsor an Elderly Person).
Here are some examples:
- Families provided with means of income such as a poultry farm, fruit trees, pigs, cows or goats. (Shop, Agriculture)
- Families re-housed in new, brick homes. (Building Projects, Shop)
- Pit latrine (covered outdoor WC) built. (Shop)
- Cooking utensils such as pots and kettles supplied. (Shop)
- Beds, mattresses and bed linen supplied. (Shop)
- Mosquito nets provided. (Shop, Health)
- Families given gifts such as bicycles, clothes and shoes. (Shop)
In the long-term, Quicken aims to see the people of Kabubbu standing on their own feet, able to support themselves. Support from the UK is seen as a temporary hand-up, rather than a permanent handout.
That process is already underway. Primary school children are now playing a part in transforming Kabubbu.
Under the guidance of a teacher, teams of youngsters are visiting homes of disabled or elderly people and helping with simple chores such as cleaning, providing food or fetching water. In this way, they are learning how to put love into action in their community.