A family and future for orphans and children trapped by poverty

Partner with a family caring for vulnerable children in the slums of Kampala, Uganda.

100% of your monthly donation helps create a path out of poverty and hope for tomorrow.


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  • Half of Uganda’s children live in poverty

    They lack food, clean water, education, and healthcare.

  • Over 3 million orphans

    Many contracted HIV/AIDS from birth and lost their parents to the virus.

  • These children fight to survive each day, with no hope that things will change.

    We’re on a mission to change that.

    Source: UNICEF Uganda Annual Report 2017

The Karis Kids model

Family to family, church to church

Church to Church

A UK church supports community workers through a church local to your Ugandan family.

Family to Family

You are partnered with a family in the slums of Kampala, Uganda and you get to know one another.


Our operating costs are covered elsewhere, so 100% of your donation goes to your family.

Over £1,000,000 given

With your help we support over 100 families and 500 children.


In a family, we help each other.
This is God’s family.

“God sets the lonely in families.”
— Psalm 68:6

Founded in January 2007, Karis Kids is an initiative between the Church of Uganda and a collective of UK churches with the vision of bringing family and a future to vulnerable children and those orphaned by AIDS.

Read more about Karis Kids

Hannington Mutebi
This is a life-changing ministry; the greatest opportunity to see transformation in the life of a child. It will not leave your mind once you’ve seen it.
— Canon John Awodi, Kampala Diocesan Secretary
Hannington Mutebi
Every part of the Karis ministry is based upon life-giving, mutual partnerships. Karis Kids has taught me so much!
— David Williams, Bishop of Basingstoke

Churches supporting Karis Kids

Winchester VineyardHoly Trinity Richmond
Downs BeneficeChrist Church Winchester
Christ Church Beckenham

Would your church join us?

Help build a better future in Kampala, Uganda


Bring hope today

We believe every child deserves a family and a future.


If you want to be part of…

  • Fighting extreme poverty
  • Helping children go to school
  • Providing healthcare for children with HIV/AIDS
  • Preventing malaria and other illnesses
  • Bringing hope to the hopeless

100% of your monthly gift will help break the cycle of poverty for a family in Uganda and empower the local church to rewrite the story of their community.