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ABOUT KARIN

Karin Community Initiatives Uganda (KCIU) is registered with the National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations of Uganda with the registration Number INDR4476433NB and has been operating in Gulu District, Uganda since 2001. We are a local non-profit organisation seeking to improve the socio-economic wellbeing of vulnerable and orphaned children, families and the whole community through primary health care and other community development initiatives.

KCIU is best known for its establishment of the Karin Medical Centre (KMC) in the Unyama Parish, and the Agonga Karin Community Health Centre (AKCHC) in the Agonga Parish. These two centers form the basis for health care and community development services for approximately 21,000 people in an area devoid of any formal health care facilities.
With 30 Ugandan clinical and administrative staff, we are a compact organization with a tireless commitment to provide quality access to health care and livelihoods to families.

Our Mission

OUR VALUES

Think Big. Act Bigger.

RECENT CAUSES

We run projects in over 30 Villages in Gulu, Uganda

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Together we make all the difference

Meet Oryang Timothy our health worker week champion

Our 2019 theme is "Health Workers Are the Heart of Health For All". In this event we will focus on honoring the contributions of our health workers at our two health facilities in Unyama and Agonga villages in Gulu District. It's on this note that we present to you our Health Worker Week champion Mr. Oryang Antimo whose passion and zeal have been outstanding in our provision of healthcare to the community.

A quick glance at KARIN’s projects

There’s nothing more inspiring than hearing the stories and seeing the faces of the women and families who are breaking the cycle of poverty, hunger and disease every day. That’s why we made this short video for you – a beautiful video that highlights some of our key projects that are restoring hope and changing lives in our community.

Cows the next development boom for smallholder farmers!

Dairy production plays an important economic and nutritional role in the lives of many people in Uganda, in particular our Gulu community. However, rearing livestock has traditionally been expensive as livestock such as cows are expensive...

The joy of safe motherhood

At exactly 3Am, Akello got complications during her delivery. The nurse on duty referred her to a referral hospital to be attended to by a specialist. Our 24hour ambulance which was on standby was able to help in the transportation of the mother and aiding nurse.

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Testimonials

I have spent 5 months volunteering with KCIU, and it has been a wonderfully insightful and inspiring experience. Working with both the central office and the various projects that KCIU has initiated, I have been able to engage with different people and work opportunities on a weekly basis. For example, I would spend a week in the central office designing a new program to be introduced to the community, and the next week I would be helping staff in the medical clinics in servicing their patients. The staff is tireless and hardworking, constantly looking to self-improve and ensure the best delivery of services to the community that they serve. Being from another country and culture, we have been able to foster a reciprocal relationship where ideas and skills are traded freely. This means that both the organisation and I are able to learn and grow. There is plenty of different things to get involved with here, and volunteers will always be encouraged to implement any ideas or initiatives that they wish to implement.

Rhys Feeney, Volunteer

“Karin is a local NGO that is run by Ugandans but also keeps many strong connections in other countries and is welcoming to all types of volunteers. Karin has a very open minded attitude and is welcome to suggestions and feedback from all volunteers.”

Taea Mouallem, Volunteer - Canada

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