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The Kisoboka Trust supports local initiatives in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa impacting on water, sanitation, health and related issues in communities, schools, hospitals and health centres.

 Kisoboka – The name

 Kisoboka means “It is possible” in the Luganda language – one of the several used in Uganda.

Kisoboka - How it started

One of the trustees received a request from a school in Uganda for help with water and sanitation projects.  Despite contacting several organisations, charities and NGOs, it seemed unlikely that  any practical or financial assistance could be provided.

Unable to make an effective response as an individual,  a group of friends offered to come  together to form the Kisoboka Trust. The trust was created with no funds and no supporters. Thanks to family members, individuals, schools and other charities we have found "it is possible"  to provide funding and technical support for a range of projects.

The featured photographs show some of the existing and planned projects. To see a more complete set of photographs  Go to our portfolio here.  The Trust has plans to broaden its support into the local communities in Uganda and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The Kisoboka Trust 2017  Reg No 1165865

What Kisoboka does

The Kisoboka Trust supports local initiatives in various countries in sub-Saharan Africa impacting on water, sanitation, health and related issues in communities, schools, hospitals and health centres

Kisoboka works by :-

  • Providing financial support to projects initiated by local people and are lacking necessary funds.
  • Offering technical assistance where there is a defined need but the necessary expertise is not available.
  • Supporting volunteers who can offer their technical or practical skills and experience.
  • Working with locally based NGOs and charities to enhance their technical and financial capabilities.

The Kisoboka Trust was set up in 2007 in response to a request from a High School in Masaka Uganda for financial and technical assistance in building rain water harvesting facilities and latrines.
Kisoboka has supported projects for 3 rainwater tanks (2 off 50,000 litres and 1 off 30,000 litres), latrines (VIP type) for boys and girls and wash rooms for each. Through other supporters we have been able to provide an economic wood burning stove and have on occasions given
limited emergency funds for food and medicine. A Food Security Project has
been started at the school with cultivation of vegetables, maize etc together with fish tanks and a greenhouse for tomatoes and peppers. All these projects have made maximum use of local labour, parents and senior students with technical inputs from local tradesmen and engineers.

As a result of working together on these projects we have established an effective and mutually trusting relationship with our partners.
In the last few years the Trust has been able to provide technical support to projects in slum areas in Nairobi, Kenya and has established a working partnership with the Kenya Rainwater Association and have completed a rainwater harvesting project at a school in Kenya. A rainwater harvesting system and toilets have been built at a primary school in Kenya and have funded another 6 stance latrine at a school in Uganda.

In the last two years we have been able to initiate and support a project to refurbish and bring into use pumps and protected springs in the Kalungu district of Uganda.One of our trustees initiated a Health Camp in Kalungu district which was attended by over 600 men women and children needing care.

It is planned to repeat this and address, on a more permanent basis, the health needs of the local population.

The featured photographs at the top of our pages show some of the completed and planned projects. To see a more complete set of photographs  go  to our portfolio page  here. 

The Trust has plans to broaden its support into the local communities in Uganda and other countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

Who we are

Who we are - Trustees

Brian Arthur

Brian Arthur is a founding Trustee of the Kisoboka Trust. Brian is a Southampton UK resident and is a semi retired Chartered Accountant.Read More

 

Norman Martin

Norman Martin is a retired Chartered engineer and professional manager. With experience in several branches of engineering specialising mainly in Project Manangement, maintenance and facilities management.Read More

Debbie Perkin

Debbie  joined us as a trustee in 2013. Debbie is qualified with a Bsc Hons Community Nursing / Public Health, and the Diploma in Tropical Nursing from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.Read More

Who we are - Volunteers

Graeme Kemp

Graeme responded to a request for more help in running the charity and has joined The Kisoboka Trust as a volunteer.Read More

Emily Martin

Emily is a recent language graduate  from Southampton University and has joined Kisoboka as a volunteer.Read More

This could be you

Whatever your skills and experience you would be welcome to join us!

Who we are - Partners and Donors

These are the groups and organisations  without whom we would not have been able to make "it possible".

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 The Notre Dame Community Outreach Association are our main partners based in the Masaka district of Uganda.

NDCOA is a "not for profit" organisation registered in Uganda. They have identified local projects and worked on development of proposals and took a major role in the management of the pump rehabilitation project in Kalungu District.

Notre Dame Community outreach Association

Contact NDCOA through the Kisoboka Trust.

The Kenya Rainwater Association have partnered with us on several projects in Kenya.

These include a sanitation project at a primary school in the Mathare area  of Nairobi, a rain water harvesting system and storage tanks at schools in Ruai and Kitengela. The project at the Kitengela school also included boys, girls and staff latrines and a horticulture water storage system.

The Kenya Rainwater Association

Get more information about KRA here

ROPE is a UK based charity.

They  provided the generous funding for a major project at a primary school in Kitengela Kenya. This included a rain water harvesting system, separate toilets for boys, girls and staff plus a water storage tank for horticulture use at the school.

ROPE

Get more information about ROPE here

The Waterloo Foundation is a UK charitable trust based  in Wales.

They generously provided funds for toilets and washrooms for girls at a secondary school in Masaka , Uganda.  This replaced a mud floored corrugated sheeting structure with little privacy.

The Waterloo Foundation

Get more information about The Waterloo Foundation here

Living Water Africa is a UK based Charity.

They have supported Kisoboka  with matched funding (with Kitchen Table Charities Trust) for our project  to reinstate broken pumps and protected springs in the Kalungu district of Uganda.

Living Water Africa

Get more information about Livin water Africa here

The Kitchen Table Charities Trust is a UK based  supporting smaller development  charities.

KTCT have supported Kisoboka with matched funding (together with Living Water Africa) for our project reinstating water pumps and protected springs in the Kalungu district of Uganda.

Kitchen Table Charities Trust

Get more information about The Kitchen Table Charities Trust here

St Edwards is special school located in Romsey UK.

St Edwards have consistently supported Kisoboka over many years  with support for several projects at  a school in Masaka Uganda.

Now we have better sanitation!

St Edwards School

Get more information about St Edwards School here