PROGRESS THROUGH PEOPLE 

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far,
go together.” – African Proverb

WE BELIEVE

Poverty doesn’t represent a community’s potential

Imagine your life story being told across the world, but only the worst parts of it.  You’re strong, brave, and smart, but that part is left out of the story of war and poverty.  Situations beyond your control are now defining who you are, and people are treating you without dignity because of it.  After a while, what else can you do but start to believe it yourself?

We can’t ignore the extreme problems the people of Gulu are facing, but we also can’t ignore their relentless determination to overcome them.  The Acholi people are primed and ready to show the world what they’re made of.

80%

UNEMPLOYED ADULTS ages 18-35

300,000

+ PEOPLE RECOVERING FROM WAR

52%

OF adults can’t read or write BEYOND A 3RD GRADE LEVEL

81%

kids NEVER ATTEND SCHOOL PAST THE 7TH GRADE

The war left Gulu in a development crisis, and the Acholi people are working hard to pick up the pieces, but they shouldn’t have to do it alone.

OUR VISION

We’re part of a community-wide mission for a better Gulu…because we want more for the Acholi People.

MORE OPPORTUNITY

MORE COMMUNITY

MORE SUSTAINABILITY

MORE CREATIVITY

MORE FLOURISHING

MORE DIGNITY

MORE RESOURCES

MORE EQUALITY

MORE EMPOWERMENT

MORE CHRIST

The Acholi people have a vision for a Gulu that overflows with dignity, justice, and stability. Where locals have ownership of their town, where art and culture are celebrated, and where everyday thoughts aren’t consumed with worry about how to feed their families.  The community is ready for it, and they downright deserve it.

We’ll get there. Together.

OUR MODEL

We empower locals to become development leaders by providing the space, resources, and data needed to implement effective grassroots solutions for their community.

INITIATIVE DEVELOPMENT

We foster new initiatives through supportive cohort style trainings, and data compiled from relevant development work and research across Uganda.

PROJECT COLLABORATION

We promote a culture of project collaboration through information sharing, project blending, and encouragement through a likeminded community.

COMMUNITY SPACE

We provide a multipurpose facility in the heart of Gulu town where any project can be easily accessible for the entire community.

MEASURED RESULTS

We offer free monitoring and evaluation, providing relevant and timely feedback so each project can be refined and strengthened.

IN ACTION

What happens when Gulu takes charge of development?
…they show up!

When Hashtag Gulu asked us if they could use our empty, unfinished event hall we were completely blown away with what they did with it!

YOU CAN HELP

Be the wheels on our cart

Sure, we could try to push a cart without any wheels but we’re going to go half as far, half as fast, and have to work a heck of a lot harder.

Even a small donation can be the catalyst that changes everything. If you provide the wheels, we’ll do the rest and we can celebrate Gulu’s victories together.

MEET SOME OF GULU’S CHANGEMAKERS

Anyone can join the story and be part of celebrating the transformation sweeping across Gulu!

Fund a Project

Donate directly to a project that inspires you, like a library, a classroom, or event hall. 100% of the money will go to building that project creating ongoing and exponential impact from a single donation.

Give Monthly

Giving $10, $30, or $100 a month combined with an army of other givers, will give us what we need at pace that won’t break your bank (or make you give up your daily coffee…we would never ask you to do that).

Run a Fundraiser

There are lots of ways to fundraise for Gulu, as easy as running a social media campaign or hosting a dinner, or asking for donations instead of a birthday present, anything big or small can make all the difference!

Show Gulu you’re behind them

Join the herd of changemakers that stretches across the globe.  People from all over the world are linking arms to support (and celebrate) the Gulu community.