About Us
 

Our Values

Since 1987, we've operated community-based programs that place the needs of the indigent people at the heart of our work. Here are the values that guide us.
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Caring and Sharing

We also believe that to restore the hope and dignity of those we serve they should be cared for with love and compassion. In so doing, we commit to service above self and sharing with others what we know and have.

Involve the Community

Change can't happen without community support. We believe people living in their communities are best placed to solve the problems around them. Community members of all levels help with our program design and implementation.

Operate Transparent, Accountable Programs

We place transparency at the core of our operations. Unique social and financial auditing systems are used in a monitoring process.
 

Our Approach


To effectively achieve its objectives KCCC mobilises the community for a holistic and integrated community-based HIV and AIDS management and development programme that:
  • Focuses on the whole person-body, mind and spirit,
  • Builds on and utilizes existing community strength and resources,
  • Looks at the root causes of existing problems, HIV and AIDS included, and
  • Promotes community participation and contribution while ensuring that on-going multi-dimensional approaches to current and emerging problems are innovated and effective organizational development undertaken.
 
Our History
Sr. Miriam Duggan KCCC was established in 1987 to mitigate the psychosocial and economic impact of HIV and AIDS on the community. Through voluntary efforts of the members of small Christian communities locally known as "Bubondo," a treatment, care and support project was started for persons living with HIV and AIDS plus educational support for children orphaned by the disease. The project spearheaded by an Irish Franciscan missionary Sr. Miriam Duggan, also sensitised Kamwokya community members on the causes and effects of the HIV and AIDS pandemic. The overriding aim of the sensitisation was to reduce the stigma that was attached to the disease at that time and to mobilize families and communities to care for those affected while supporting vulnerable groups (especially women and youth) to change their behaviour so as to avoid contracting HIV and AIDS.

As time passed by, KCCC realised that HIV and AIDS was inextricably linked to poverty, unemployment, gender, insufficient parenting, inadequate family and community support structures, harmful cultural beliefs and practices, peer and social pressure, moral degeneration, lack of education and personal development skills, lack of timely and correct information and lack of access to health services to treat STDs that increase ones vulnerability to HIV and AIDS infection.
 



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