Craft Aid UK is not for profit and ensures every penny donated goes directly help people in need.
We raise money for our project in a number of different ways, but primarily through sale of our ethically sourced crafts at various art and craft fairs and events throughout the year - which is how we got our name!
All the items sold by Craft Aid UK are traditional, hand made items from Uganda. Wherever possible, we source these items from the villagers in Kamengo Ffunvu, the village we've worked to regenerate. The villagers get paid a fair market price for the things they make and, after they're sold in the UK, all proceeds go back to our work in Uganda. If we're after something they don't already make, we also arrange training so that we can continue to develop the villager's skill and keep our purchasing scheme centered around Kamengo.
In addition to selling our craft items, we also run special events, such as 2013's Kilimanjaro Climb. We provide opportunities to sponsor individual children through their school years; and arrange volunteer opportunities for people interested in aiding our projects first hand.
We are a small organisation by design. In this way we can keep our running costs to a bare minimum, avoid the financial traps of large-scale administration and ensure our supporters are involved as much as they want to be. If you want to take part in or arrange a specific event to raise money for us, we'll help you do it. If you have an idea of a way you can help on the ground in Uganda, we'll do our best to make it happen. And if you have a specific desire to provide for our people in a particular way, we'll do our best to see that your idea comes to fruition within the scope of our work in Uganda.