Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.

Learn how our journey began and how we continue to make a difference to the world we live in. 

How it all started…

Some of us feel the need to walk in charity lines immediately after watching news of children dying in pain, hunger, and thirst. However for me, it took a visit to Uganda at age 22 along side with my wife and 25 others. We saw the broken lives inflicted by disease, famine and war. This was my breaking point, as I stood there on African soil I saw reality stained in blood, sweat and tears, and I knew I had to do something. My hands were tied but the agony in my heart had me say, yes I can make a difference!

‘The Fair Tradie Project’ was officially established on the 29 July 2010.  Our journey began in the town of Jinja (Uganda) for duration of two weeks. We stayed at the ‘FDLM’ orphanage, and then visited ‘Jenga’, a non-profit organisation in the town ofMbale. These local charities work tirelessly in villages and slums. Their major work involves Uganda’s largest slum, Namatale. One must surely be here to see the astounding impact ‘FDLM’ and ‘Jenga’ have made in their peoples’ lives and communities. The display of sincere hospitality, in an impoverished land, was where I found my amazing grace.


Luke Ray, Founder

Our core values

To provide a non-profit building service local, national and overseas with high quality trades people. Set up for those in need and or lack provisions to build. To set a higher standard in the building industry using skills not only to benefit oneself but also for the community.

To make tangible positive changes in the lives of families and especially children, to enable them to improve their current environments and to overcome poverty.

To continue offering our services to help make a positive change in the lives of those who need it the most.

Join Our next Project

Applications are now closed for our upcoming trip to FDLM Uganda, where we will be continuing our work at Project Peniel. However, you can still be apart by assisting us financially. Make a tax-deductible donation today!

Our next available trip to Uganda will be scheduled for January 2018. However, if finances allow we will be sending another team mid year 2017. Applications will be accepted from February onwards.

“I thought I was going to Uganda to change the lives of the local community, I would have never expected that it would also change my life.”

Dougan Ramsay, 2011 Jinja group

“To see the look on the children faces when we presented them with a new home will stay with me for the rest of my life”.

Alex Finlayson, 2011 Jinja group

 Get in touch with us

We are always looking for volunteers so if you would like to get involved in one of our project, joining a group is easier than you think so please contact us!