Project information

The Potter's Village

Potter's Village is a Child Crisis & Medical Centre in the town of Kisoro, South West Uganda. It is a community led project, focusing on providing Medical Care to any child in need.

January 2016 - December 2026

Charity information: The Potters Village Trust

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  • Need

    Need

    Potter's Village was set up to save lives. The first part of the project was set up as a residential care facility for orphaned and abandoned babies, after that came the Medical Centre, Special Care baby Unit & Nutritional Rehabilitation Unit. All these facilities have been developed to support the needs of the local community, provide good quality care and support to the most vulnerable children

    Solution

    Through the different facilities Potter's Village has, the project is able to save the lives of children suffering from a huge range of problems, from premature birth to malnutrition. The project has always developed inline with the needs of the surrounding community and by equipping and developing the local staff team, the project can provide long lasting and sustainable support to the community in this area.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide residential care for orphaned or abandoned babies

    Activities

    » By providing high quality care in 2 family units, cared for by well trained staff with a clear goals for the child's rehabilitation to the community

    Through regular assessment of children's health and ability to successfully rehabilitate children back into the community with family or Foster Carers


    Aim 2

    To provide good quality Medical Care for any child in need

    Activities

    » By running a good quality unit & in-patient ward, seeking to provide the highest quality care available to any child in need
    » By running a Special Care Baby Unit, providing care for premature babies, the only one in the district.

    Through record keeping and number of both out and in-patients seen.


    Aim 3

    To provide Nutritional Rehabilitation to children suffering from Undernutrition

    Activities

    » To provide good quality care for children both residential & out-patient follow ups
    » To provide nutritional education to families with regard to caring for their child and prevention of malnutrition

    Through record keeping and number of patients seen. Also by using health and weigh charts to monitor child's progression


    Aim 4

    In the future we hope to provide quality antenatal care

    Activities

    » To provide quality education and care working towards, giving Mothers greater knowledge and therefor impacting on the high maternal mortality figures

    Success will be demonstrated through numbers of women attending and in the long term, through reduction in maternal mortality rates in this area


  • Impact

    Impact

    It is expected that this project will bring about long term changes in childhood survival rates, premature baby mortality rates and in the long term maternal mortality rates in this area. These changes can only thoroughly be demonstrated through record keeping and third party statistical analysis.

    Risk

    There are two big risk factors that influence the success of this project. The first is continuity of funding in order that the project can continue and thrive. The second is delivery of high quality services. This rests on highly trained and motivated staff. Risks associated with funding are overcome by increasing regular donor support, ensuring that a large proportion of income is sustainable. Staffing risks are overcome by quality appointment, training and maintaining staff moral.

    Reporting

    This project reports to its donors in a variety of ways and is small enough to be able to communicate individually with all donors. As a whole project, annual reports are made available via the website along with a Trustees report. E-newsletters are sent out quarterly.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £80,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £25,000 Capital Costs Building of new Hostel
      £34,000 Staffing Costs All Potter's Village staffing costs
      £21,000 Running Costs Running of the Potter's Village project

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Regular Donors £32,000 Guaranteed
    Grant for building work £10,000 Conditional
    Church donation £5,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Potter's Village is based in the town of Kisoro in South West Uganda. Uganda sits in the ‘High’ category on the World Food Programme’s hunger map. Kisoro district has the highest levels of stunting in Uganda, the irrevocable effects of lack of food. This region is still gripped by extreme poverty, one of the long term effects of being so close to Rwanda and DRC. This area is still suffering the effects of devastating conflict. 250,000 people live in the district, 89% are subsistence farmers.

    Beneficiaries

    This project serves the whole population of Kisoro district. It especially seeks to help those who are most vulnerable and will never turn a child or family in need away. Alongside the general population, it also seeks to support minority groups, such as the Batwa tribe and refugees.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    This project was born out of the needs seen with in the local community. It is a grass roots level project run for local people and supported from the UK. There are no other facilities in this area that provide these services to anybody in need. The project is seen as an outstanding facility by the local community and all its staff are from the surrounding community. The project works with other local providers to insure the people of Kisoro district have access to the best available care.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Supporting UK Churches

    These communities support the project financially, prayerfully and practically and we could not manage without them.