The Uganda Catholic Worker Community, currently homeless after eviction from its Kiboga district location, is appealing for US$56,000 in donations. The funds will be used to purchase a house, a key step in their plan for self-sustainability. By owning property and cultivable land, the community seeks to eliminate rental expenses and lower food costs, ensuring its continuity amid economic challenges.
Established in Kampala, Uganda, on Feb. 14, 2011, the community has a 12-year history of service, providing housing, clothing redistribution, and non-violence education. However, the global COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn have deeply impacted the group, leading to the loss of two members and their rented home. The effects of inflation, coupled with limited donations due to the group’s remote location, prompted their shift towards self-sustainability.