Welcome to the Kuanzia Trust web site.

Kuanzia Trust was established to help local people in East Africa to bring about change in their lives and the lives of those around them.

We can use what, in Western terms, are relatively small amounts of money to invest in projects that will change many lives.

We are a small organisation with no administration costs channelling gifts directly to proven and effective projects which make a significant difference to the lives of poorer people in Uganda.

The projects are visited regularly to monitor progress and offer expertise to make them stronger.


Visiting Uganda and Kenya, and making friends with church leaders there, has made us want to make a difference and invest in their future. Kuanzia Trust was established to do just that by a small group of people who have visited East Africa regularly over the past 20 years and wanted to help local people themselves to bring about change.We can use what, in Western terms, are relatively small amounts of money to invest in projects that will change many lives.

We select schemes that, at least in part, are able to become self-sustaining, rather than continually reliant on outside funding. Each project comes from a local vision and is led on the ground by nationals known personally to the Kuanzia trustees, through accredited local NGOs.


Coronavirus in Uganda

The first recorded Covid-19 death in Uganda has occurred in Mbale, the patient having come from the clinic at Buwasanguwe where we regularly visit the local village church. The subsequent lockdown has made life hard for many people and we are pleased that we have been able to distribute food to families through our contacts there.


Kakira is a huge sugar plantation with large numbers of migrant workers from all over East Africa. Some of them leave families behind and have new families in Kakira. When they return home, their local families are often abandoned. This is why Kakira Christian Fellowship started an orphanage which now cares for over 80 children through to university. It is a remarkable project for a  poor community.



Mbale is a city in the East of Uganda near the Kenyan border. It is a strategic centre  to reach the rural communities around. Body Alive Ministries, led by Paul Wabukoma, runs a College dedicated to training  people throughout the region.

Some of the students are pastors who learn both theology, sustainable agriculture and a trade. That means they are able to support themselves when they serve communities too poor to support them and also that they become models for sustainable agriculture in the communities they serve.

Because the College works largely with local independent pastors it has no possibility of regular external funding and so relies on the support of individuals and small trusts to fund it’s work. The costs are low in comparison to the significant work it does in teaching skills that can be replicated locally.