Mpilo means ‘life’. Life that depends for a large part on the accessibility of basic needs. The foundation mainly focuses on Zimbabwe. Almost a third of households have to walk for half an hour to fetch water. A third of the households in Zimbabwe have electricity, in the rural areas this is only 10 percent. Solar energy is sustainable. Electricity means light. Light provides safety in the dark. Electricity also means contact with the outside world. For instance by charging a mobile phone. And many people in Africa use their mobile phone for money matters.

The four criteria

Mpilo Foundation uses four criteria for its projects to make sure all help provided is successful and durable. These criteria help us provide sustainable solutions.

Sustainable facilities

Small-Scale projects

Local Involvement

Annual Visits

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Marapaso Village (cluster of 4)
A borehole (with pump) for Maraposa Village, a cluster of 4 villages
Mathonisa primary school
Small solar installation for IT education and evening classes for adults.
Dundubala Primary School
Small solar installation for IT education and evening classes for adults.
Zamanyoni School
Small solar installation for Zamanyoni Primary School. Borehole (with pump) for Zamanyoni Primary School and Zamanyoni Village (Matabo district)
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Mpilo Foundation is recognized by the tax authorities as a General Benefit Organization (ANBI).