Welcome to DSSD – Caritas Fort Portal

DSSD – Caritas Fort Portal is the social pastoral arm of the Catholic Church in Fort Portal; it came into existence in the early 1980s. The department was always known in all the Catholic Dioceses of Uganda as Caritas, but locally in Fort portal it is called Diocesan Social Services and Development department. 

As the Social pastoral arm of the Catholic Church in Fort Portal Diocese DSSD – CARITAS is involved in the provision of humanitarian, social and economic services. Fort Portal Diocese is comprised of 22 Catholic Parishes and it covers six administrative districts in western Uganda, namely: Kabarole, Kyenjojo, Kamwenge, Kyegegwa, Ntoroko and Bundibugyo and has a population of about 2 Million people.


DSSD-Caritas’s overall objective is to improve the livelihoods of all the people irrespective of creed, tribe, political affiliations, etc. by initiating and fostering socio-economic activities that aim at sustainable integral human development. DSSD-Caritas Fort portal Diocese is charged with initiating, facilitating and implementing social economic activities geared toward creating a self sustaining community; driven by the principle values of love, Justice Peace and human solidarity. ...read more