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ABOUT KARIN

Karin Community Initiatives Uganda (KCIU) 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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LATEST ARTICLES

Together we make all the difference

Extending CHI to Liyak Community

Karin Community initiatives is taking community health insurance (CHI) mobilization to a whole new level in Liyak. Members of the community got a chance to have their blood pressure tested at a completely free cost and also an exciting opportunity to enroll in the health insurance scheme.

Sensitizing the community about CHI

Community Health Insurance is the best way to make health care cost very affordable to the community and Karin Community Initiatives Uganda has created this opportunity to the Gulu community. Our community health team is reaching out to the community and spreading the word.

WAPA Site Visit – 18th – 23rd August

The WAPA team has had the chance to meet the beneficiaries of the KARIN programs and saw that the work on the field is amazing and indispensable...

Aqua Clara – Safe, clean drinking water

Aqua Clara project meeting in Agonga - Gulu. Aqua Clara is a water purification project that uses sand.

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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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