Rebuilding Livelihoods, Saving Lives
WHO WE ARE
The Bondeko Refugee Livelihoods Center (Bondeko Center) is a nationally-registered, refugee-led organization founded by refugees in 1997 to support those fleeing violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Bondeko Centre supports impoverished, often traumatized refugees, especially women and children, who reach Uganda's capital Kampala without connections or aid. We are a community centre for both refugees and local Ugandans, as well as an emergency shelter for refugees.
We promote refugee integration and empower asylum seekers and refugees in Kampala to become self-reliant through offering business trainings, English lessons, and a variety of livelihoods trainings and activities. We envision a future where the skills and capabilities of refugees to support and assist each other are recognized, and human rights, community acceptance, and economic independence are promoted for those who have been displaced.
Make Bondeko sustainable
The Bondeko Center relies on donations to run our programs, provide services to our members, and pay rent.
Ultimately, we would like to buy the land from which the Center operates, securing the future of the Center.
Please support us to do so as we fundraise to buy the center and land!
All donations are 501(c)(3) tax-deductible.