Lugazi Diocese is a catholic Diocese found in the central region of Uganda with geographical coverage of 9,198 sq kms that covers three districts namely Kayunga , Mukono and Buikwe.
The three districts were divided among 20 catholic parishes. It has a population of 1,504,802 people and is located 14 km east of Kampala towards Kenya which is the neighboring country of Uganda.
To improve livelihoods for all families through love, solidarity and reconciliation.
To foster community based initiatives that promote charity, solidarity and social justice and become an instrument of reconciliation and human development in Lugazi Diocese.
Lugazi Diocese has Caritas Department which is the socio economic development arm of the Catholic Church responsible for conducting socio and economic development activities in the districts of Mukono, Kayunga and Buikwe. Poverty, hunger diseases, wars and various forms of torture are among the socio economic evils facing humanity the world over. A big number of people lack advocacy while others have lost property and life defenselessly. In assisting the needy, Lugazi Diocese decided to handle the whole person, body and soul. She does this through its Caritas Department. With the support from donors, Caritas Lugazi runs a number of projects that are geared towards improving the livelihoods of the people in the diocese.
Caritas Director, Rev. Fr. Denis Luntamye is the overall supervisor of the departmental activities. His assistant Rev. Fr. Athanasius Kafeero co-ordinates all the project activities and works hand in hand with Project Co-coordinators, extension staffs and Accounts assistants to reach out the marginalized communities.
- There is continued farmer institutional development where farmers are encouraged to form groups, elect leaders and plan according to their own priorities.
- Caritas Lugazi constructed a Maize Mill to support farmers carry out collective marketing. They grow maize, collect it and take it to the mill, once processed it is sold to the schools in the Diocese. The farmer is assured of the market.
- Women are key targets in all development activities to influence their participation and decision making in homes and communities.