About us


Caritas MADDO Administration Block

Vision A Society of Persons actively involved in Holistic Development.

Mission To Foster Development among the People of Masaka Diocese regardless of their Religious and Political affiliation.

Strategic Objectives

  • To promote food security and increased income through          sustainable agribusiness in Masaka Diocese
  • To promote access to quality and affordable preventive and  curative health services
  • To promote access to sustainable safe water and sanitation    services
  • To support the vulnerable groups in Masaka Diocese
  • To promote income generation and resource mobilisation
  • To strengthen Caritas MADDO for efficiency, effectiveness and  responsiveness to social, economic development needs of  Masaka Diocese.

Core Values:                                                       Other values include;

  • Godliness                                                          . Good governance
  • Teamwork                                                         . Participation
  • Transparency and Accountability                      . Flexibility
  • Partnership                                                      . Approachability
  • Integrity                                                           . Innovativeness
  • Commitment and Hard work                             . Mutual coexistence

Background Caritas MADDO (MASAKA DIOCESAN DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION) is a faith-based organization offering social services and development work in Masaka Diocese. It was started way back after the 1979 war with relief items to war victims. The offices were established in 1981. In 1988 MADDO was expounded to include development work besides social services with more technical staff.

Part of Caritas MADDO offices

This same year (1988) it picked the name MADDO which was changed to Caritas MADDO in 2000 to promote the spirit of giving and recieving as related to love, compasion and solidarity.

How the organization works

The Diocese and activities of Caritas MADDO cover the political districts of Kalangala, Rakai, Ssembabule, Masaka, Kalungu, Bukomansimbi, Lwengo and Lyantonde. Caritas MADDO enters the community using the church structure that is the 49 parishes, which are grouped in eleven deaneries and then finally the 700 sub parishes. Each level has a development committee which coordinates MADDO activities in the parishes. Households are organized into groups to utilise their different gifts for better results.

Caritas MADDO also collaborates with the government ministries through the relevant departments (Agriculture, health, Water and Sanitation) of the eight districts that make up the Diocese.

The Human Resources of Caritas MADDO

To-date CARITAS MADDO has a team of professionals both clergy and laity in areas of social development, finance, social work, agriculture and environment, Health, water and rural development. The organization uses a value based approach, while being ethical and professional to deliver services to all the 49 parishes of the diocese. Its services’ provision is broadly defined and refined penetrating several sectors of the economy and contributes immense impact on the population’s livelihood.

Caritas MADDO has a board which is the policy making body. ORGANIZATIONAL CHART

Fr. Raphael Ssemmanda – Development Coordinator

Fr Ssenkayi

Fr. Peter Ssenkaayi – Ass. Development Coordinator 1

Ssemmombwe, George 600

Fr. George Ssemmombwe – Ass. Development Coordinator II











Nabona Cissy Human Resource Manager

Fr. Emmanuel Katabaazi Health Coordinator

Kasujja B. Stephen Inter Auditor