Friends Community Development Trust (Uganda) was established in 2016 following a project begun in Northampton Quaker Meeting in conjunction with the Butta Furniture Makers Association, a Ugandan charity set up by Alex Gyabi who himself attends the Northampton Quaker Meeting.
The trust aims to raise funds to support community projects in Uganda to build infrastructure such as workshops or classrooms which will help those living in the area to improve their conditions of life.
All projects supported originate in the community, and all work is carried out by those living in the community. When completed, the resources completed are owned and controlled by the community.
Currently our work is centred on the village of Butta in the Manafwa district of Uganda but our hope is that with time we will be able to help a wider community.
In 2018 we became a Registered Charity (1177646) and a Quaker Recognised Body in Britain (BYM).