SAAFU is an acronym for “Ssabasumba Annual Appeal Fund”. It was established by His Grace Dr. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga the Archbishop of Kampala in 2007.
Ssabasumba Annual Appeal Fund (SAAFU) is our opportunity to support the work of the Church in Kampala Archdiocese. It requires thousand of generous contributions/gifts to help provide the programs and services offered by the Archdiocese in turn ensuring viable Parish communities. Parishes are often able to handle many of their needs; however, some unmet needs are beyond their capabilities and resources. In the spirit of cooperation we can reach across Parish boundaries as a community to fill the void for those needs.
|2007||Renovation of Lubaga Cathedral which was in a very sorry state.|
|2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011||Redevelopment of the old block into a New Administration Block at Lubaga which accommodates most of the archdiocesan Offices.|
|2012 and 2013||Parishes’ benefits in terms of percentages returned to them basing on their collections to enable Parishes to work on their most urgent needs.|
|2014||Financial support towards Uganda Martyrs Golden Jubilee preparations due in October 2014|
Channels Through Which SAAFU Gets Collections
- SAAFU Launch(es)
- Collections from individual Catholics by the distribution of SAAFU envelopes within their respective Parishes.
- SAAFU Fundraising dinner
- Other donations from organizations and individuals.
The successful growth of SAAFU collections shall underline our commitment to financing our long term SAAFU Programmes.
We plan to see SAAFU growing into our asset base for which the business has been adequately prepared. We also continue to invest in our people, systems and delivery channels and look forward to the future, as a strong, profitable responsive financial institution and Charitable Fund.
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