Musangu Foundation

Musangu Foundation

At a glance


  • Environment
  • Financial inclusion
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • International development
  • Local / community
  • Training / employment support
  • Women

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The Musangu Foundation is a UK charity born out of the mining industry.  The trustees recognise that mining companies often work in remote regions within Africa and have the capacity to act as a catalyst for the development of social investment projects within the region in which they work.

The Musangu Foundation was established to harness the momentum created by the business investment of mines to create strategic partnerships with other private and public sector partners to deliver services to rural communities.

Project activities will initially begin in Zambia with the view to expand to other regions of sub-Saharan African once the Foundation’s principles and approach have been proven through on the ground project success.

  • Operate in rural communities in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Facilitate the development of highly practical solutions, with a particular focus on resources needed to ensure sustainable implementation.
  • Contribute resources and services to education, health and livelihood creation.
  • Collaborate with existing local organisations and businesses.
  • Use business principles to establish projects which are scalable and replicable with maximum longevity.
  • Identify need, proof of concept and market potential for the development and implementation of a viable business model. 


The Foundation aims to distinguish itself from other similar organisations in Africa by:

  • Taking a long-term approach to implementing its objectives.
  • Taking time to identify the needs and priorities of local communities.
  • A focus on use of innovative technologies to implement practical solutions.
  • An emphasis on resources needed for sustainable implementation and long-term impacts, rather than just building facilities.
  • Implementing pilot projects to test approaches, concept and market before wider implementation.
  • Working with local communities and business partners on solutions that help to address the impacts of dependency on mines and other major employers in rural areas.
  • Working with local organisations ("implementation partners") who have the relevant experience or technological expertise to collaborate with MF, and, where possible, helping to strengthen these organisations.
  • Ensuring lessons are learned from the many existing initiatives of similar organisations across Sub-Saharan Africa.

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