Make, believe: John Brown of Friends Community Development Trust (Uganda)

‘We are supporters of local ideas, rather than being proposers of them.’

‘It was decided early on that we should support projects proposed by the Ugandan community.’ | Photo: Building Butta Community Secondary School

The Friends Community Development Trust (Uganda) was created out of a concern of Alex Gyabi of Northampton Meeting. Alex and his colleagues in Uganda set up the Butta Furniture Makers Association (BFMA) to teach practical skills. In 2013, Northampton Meeting’s Peace and Service Group worked with Alex to generate funds for the BFMA. Quaker Peace & Social Witness helped with the building of a workshop.

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