Income-generating projects have been around for a long time, but like all other sectors, this one has seen a major shift post-pandemic. There are many which export Ugandan crafts and products to raise funds, but there are also some which produce-locally and sell-locally, putting 100% of the profits right back into their budget of service. These are just a few:
The Mbuyu Foundation has two such businesses:
Mbuyu Catering & Events
Mbuyu Catering & Events emerged from The Mbuyu Foundation’s, Skills for Life Catering & Events Class. One-hundred-percent of profits go back into running the skills programs for men and women living in the Katanga slum in Kampala. They create impressive and delicious cakes (it’s hard to achieve both qualities in a cake—yet they do just that), catering, and very festive décor for all your events, from large weddings to intimate parties at home. “And whether you want some finger food platters dropped off, or a full buffet dinner-plan—from set-up to clean-up—we can make it happen,” says Director Leah Makanda. They also do in-home cooking classes for children.
Mbuyu Designs offers a fresh and unique catalogue of jewellery, overnight bags, travel-pillows, Christmas stockings and wreaths, sweaters, denim jackets and much more.