Fort Portal, Uganda
Fort Portal, Tourism City
Established in 1980

Discover our Story

Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA is the social services arm of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal. It was established in 1980 as an emergency and charity organization to support the people affected by the civil unrest at the time. These included the internally displaced people, the orphans, and vulnerable children. The organization was operating as a Faith-based Organisation.

In 1993 the organization expanded to include Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Justice and Peace, Agriculture Development Services (ADP), and Financial services before being registered as a company limited by Guarantee in 2011, as Diocesan Social Services (DSSD) Caritas Fort Portal operating within the geographical coverage of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Portal, which covers the districts of Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kyegegwa, Kamwenge Kitagwenda, Bunyangabu, Bundibugyo, and Ntoroko.

After years of growth and expansion, the need of the communities and development partners, the legal status of the organization has recently been changed from a company limited by Guarantee into a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) operating at the National level with the Caritas Fort Portal – HEWASA.

A Healthy Population in a Health Environment

 To provide quality and cutting- edge Integrated Social Services geared towards creating a healthy & prosperous population that is environmentally responsible, with secure and sustainable livelihoods. 

  • Love of God
  • Team Work,
  • Transparency and Accountability
  • Equity and Equality
  • Empathy
  • Environmental Protection (Greening)