KARIS Family Link Ministry is a specialised ministry that supports needy families who are caring for vulnerable orphans and children in the Diocese of Kampala.

We Help Vulnerable People

KARIS Family Link Ministry was established in 2006 by the Diocese of Kampala in partnership with Karis Kids UK, a charity based organisation in the UK.

The support given includes paying school fees for children, medical care to families, health education, spiritual nurture, provision of start-up capital/ re-vamping small enterprises and conducting capacity building training. This is so that children from these families are given learning opportunities to unlock their potential and families are equipped into self-sustainability.

School fees

Children from these families are given learning opportunities to unlock their potential for a bright future.

Medical Care

We collaborate with local health authorities, community-based organisations and other stakeholders to identify and prioritise areas of need.


The ministry currently supports 100 families with a total of over 500 beneficiaries from six churches under the Diocese of Kampala.

Spiritual Nurture

Karis Ministry has touched the lives of many people, restoring hope to those who had almost given up on life. The ministry has also been successful in converting three Muslim families to Christianity.

Start-up Capital

With provision of start up capital, some of these families are completely sustaining themselves whereas others are on half support, as they transit to self-sustenance.

Capacity Building Training

The ministry has also facilitated more than ten families to relocate from the slums to better places.

We Reach Out

The Church links are growing into mission partnerships as they visit each other, share gifts, pray for one another, and carry out missions together. For example, St. Peter’s Wandegeya and Holy Trinity Richmond. During the Covid 19 lock down in 2021, Karis Ministry distributed food relief packages to 1,250 non-Karis supported families from the pastoral communities of the linked churches..