Uganda: Budde Kalamba

Budde Kalamba's Community News

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families. These are a few of the areas we focused on in the past year: 2020

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • 780 children's groups campaigned to end violence against children, empowering girls and boys to speak out against harmful attitudes and practices.
  • Trained 78 teachers about child-friendly, inclusive teaching methodologies. 4,474 children enrolled in the literacy centers for both protection and literacy enhancement. 780 children participated in actions to end violence against children.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Supported 30 children from the WASH club at a school to participate in a parliamentary symposium about WASH in schools.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • 2,000 women and men living below the poverty line were helped to access financial services like savings and loans, helping them to provide for their children's daily needs.
  • 100% of children and young people who attended our life skills training completed the course, empowering them with new skills and confidence for the future.
  • 340 farmers learned about improved crop production and storage methods, pest control, and seed management, helping them grow more and earn a better living for their families.

  • 100% of ways that children can report child protection concerns now meet basic requirements, helping the community to better support and protect children who face abuse.
  • 78 women were supported to earn a living, empowering them to provide for themselves and their children.
  • 100% of community members went to our child protection sessions, to help change attitudes and behaviors on issues like female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other harmful local practices.
  • 25 people learned about the environment and the effects of climate change on their community, raising their awareness of local issues so they can take action for themselves and their children.

Love of God and Neighbors

Children and families are growing spiritually, local churches are strengthened to demonstrate Christ's love in practical ways, and people are living at peace with their neighbors.

  • 30 churches were trained in programs to spiritually nurture and protect children. Worked with 15 churches with 101 volunteers to reach out to 2000 households with messages of hope for all people.

The numbers shown above are from a specific reporting time period, and include all children in the community who benefited from the programs listed.

Budde Kalamba

current conditions

To protect the privacy of children, this map shows only the general area of the community, not the exact location.

The needs in Budde Kalamba, Uganda

In Budde Kalamba, the climate is warm and tropical, with colder temperatures during the dry season. The regional landscape varies from forests to savanna to swamps. Many families here live in mud-brick homes with tin or thatched roofs and typically eat rice, millet, groundnuts and vegetables. Communities continue to struggle with social challenges due to HIV and AIDS. With your help, we'll continue to support children and families here, empowering them to give their children a better future, especially the most vulnerable.

Life cycle of a sponsorship community

World Vision has been in this community for 9 years.
Budde Kalamba, Uganda is in Phase 2


  • We start by building relationships with local leaders and community members.
  • The community identifies their greatest challenges and develops an action plan.
  • The community nominates vulnerable children for sponsorship.


  • Community projects begin as we work shoulder to shoulder with families.
  • Excitement grows as families start experiencing positive change.
  • The well-being of children improves as solutions are implemented.


  • Local leaders and families take on more ownership and self-sufficiency grows.
  • The community and children grow stronger and healthier thanks to large improvements in areas like clean water, education, nutrition, and more.


  • After years of hard work, the community becomes self-reliant and is ready to graduate.
  • We celebrate their success and seek out the next community where God has blessings in store.

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