To see people of Masaka Diocese attain holistic development.
To stimulate and direct sustainable development among the people of Masaka Diocese regardless of their political, tribal or religious affiliation.
Caritas MADDO 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.
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 and material Ressources 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