Hope for Life Katanga is a UK registered charity (1153897) based in Bristol, England and are registered as a CBO in Uganda, working in Katanga slum, Kampala. We began working in Katanga in September 2011, teaching 15 children whose parents couldn't afford for them to go to school. We now work educating 65 children and are working with over 50 families in our Livelihoods program


To enable families in Uganda to realise their potential towards living a self-sufficient life.


To support families in Uganda, through providing livelihoods trainings, education, healthcare services and community development engagement.


The prevention or relief of poverty in Uganda, by providing or assisting in the provision of education, training, healthcare projects, sanitation and all the necessary support designed to enable individuals to generate a sustainable income and be self-sufficient.

Community Based Organisation (CBO)

We are a small, grassroots charity and are registered as a CBO in Uganda and not an NGO, this is important because as a CBO, the families we work with in Uganda are members of the charity, so they have a big influence in the trainings we offer and the support we provide. 

Christian Foundation

  • Hope for life works with any family within the target group irrespective of tribal, racial or religious background. We do not tolerate any form of manipulation, discrimination or segregation in our work and respect the rights of children to form their own choices in life.

  • Each member of the Hope for Life team is inspired and empowered by Christian morals to work for the welfare, protection and development of communities.

Strategic Approach

The strategic approach of Hope for Life includes five main approaches that all staff members are encouraged to adhere to and prioritise in their work to enable us to achieve our objectives.

  1. Relational – Our work is based on trust based relationships between staff and beneficiaries. The team gets to know individuals, what their dreams and hopes are and how to enable them to come to terms with the situations they have experienced.  
  2. Family-Centred – Activity must be appropriate and relevant to the families we are working among and their participation sought in designing and implementing programmes. Families are involved both formally and informally in the development of the organisation and its works.
  3. Holistic – Every family should be viewed individually and each aspect of development or area of need considered. Staff team members share experience and insight with each other so that a family’s physical, emotional, social and spiritual development is viewed holistically.
  4. Professional – Staff team members must be suitably qualified through formal training, experience or both to carry out effective work. 
  5. Indigenous - The empowerment of the Uganda staff team is a priority for Hope for Life and developing their sense of ownership over the work they do is an important objective for the charity. The UK Board of Trustees will strive to ensure the Uganda team are as independent as possible within the legal framework and codes of good practise that UK charities are bound to abide by.

Beneficiary & Supporter Protection

All members of staff, trustees and volunteers in Uganda and around the world, adhere to the policies that Hope for Life has implemented for the well-being and protection of both our supporters around the world and beneficiaries in Uganda, including: Child Protection, Confidentiality, Data Protection, Equal Opportunities, Volunteer and Reserve. As well as these, relevant parties adhere to the charity's Constitution and Staff Manual. A valid DBS is required when interacting with beneficiaries, handling sensitive personal data (beneficiaries/supporters) or managing the charity's finances.