ICS & Ka Tutandike Uganda

ICS

ICS is a Netherlands based development organization. It works closely together with the local population of Kenya and Tanzania to get social and economic development going. The basic principle is that locals take responsibility ‘for their own lives’, so that their communities develop not only successfully, but also sustainably.

Many of ICS’s projects are set up as social businesses. At this moment there are three of them, each focusing on agriculture: Agrics Kenya, Agrics Tanzania and Alizetics. Once a social business has achieved financial independence, ICS can put the invested money from donors to use again.

ICS combines all economic activities with social activities aimed at protecting children and improving their social environment. The combination of these activities creates cross-fertilization which has a positive effect on the welfare as well as the well-being of parents and children.

Ka Tutandike Uganda (KTU)

KTU is a community-based organization founded in 2006, with the mandate to empower vulnerable communities in Uganda.  It is primarily child focused, and has to-date demonstrated tangible and positive change in the communities it serves with significant improvements in the early childhood development (ECD) of children living in conditions of extreme poverty in and around urban markets.

Today, aligned to Ka Tutandike there is a Social Enterprise – “KATU Honey” in which disabled persons process pure raw honey and packages and sells to the local market. This new strategy is aimed at economically empowering and transferring ownership directly to beneficiaries whilst providing a source of income and sustainability for the charity to scale up its ECD and other social services to the communities that it serves.  It is also supporting  2 ECD centres in high poverty settings at the Gabba and Natete markets which are operating as community-run social enterprises.