We believe everyone deserves the best chance in life. That’s why we support the most vulnerable children and their families living in Namuwongo slum, Kampala, working with them to help reduce poverty and meet their basic needs.
the world we want to see
No child under 6 in Uganda, or their family members, lack for basic nutrition, sanitation, healthcare or education.
why we exist/our purpose
To alleviate extreme poverty and facilitate lasting change in the lives of the most vulnerable children and families living in urban slums in Uganda.
What we do
where we create impact
Health, nutrition and social care
Alternative education and livelihoods
how we began
As an organisation, we started in 2008 and were founded by Joe Cummiskey. Joe came out to Kampala over 14 years ago for a short trip to gain some experience about the plight of children living in the city. After remaining far beyond his initial expectations Joe went back to the UK, packed up his life, and moved to Kampala to make a career of helping the most vulnerable children who were desperately in need. After working with different agencies and charities, Joe started Uganda Hands for Hope.
In 2008, we began with just 9 children but now support over 350 children and their families through our different programmes. In all of our work, we continue to maintain the personal community involvement that has become the trademark of UHfH. We pride ourselves on having a close working relationship with our beneficiaries and for our hands-on approach to our work.