For ten years we have worked on six main projects, five of which were in Uganda and one in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, we worked to support children in a Rohingya refugee camp’s makeshift medical center. In Uganda, we’ve had opportunities to build and sustain Good Grace Primary School, Good Grace Secondary school, the Good Grace Clean Water Station, and the Good Grace Medical Center, all in Kacerere Village. We have also had the privilege to participate in seven Good Grace Farms in and around Kacerere Village. These programs have now become sustainable and we have shifted our focus to meet other vital needs in Uganda.
Our efforts now center upon the greatest needs in rural Ugandan communities. Our Executive Director Ivan Woods Kasujja travels much of Uganda in search of those who are in greatest need. He works with local leaders to find ways to improve the lives of those living in the most impoverished communities.
As our organization shifted, we began work where it was most needed and our efforts would make the most immediate change. For our first project, we are focusing on empowering rural craftswomen in Gulu, Uganda, to create a self-sustaining sewing cooperative. By investing and partnering with 60 artisans, as well as providing employment and vocational training, these women are now able to pay for their children’s school fees, provide adequate nutrition, and keep their families together. The benefits of providing training for women ripple through their communities, providing positive changes that support future generations.