About Us

Our story


Her Royal Highness Dorcas Lundambuyu Lewanika who ruled as Mboajikana in Kalabo District from 1959 to 1995 was my maternal grandmother.

My primary education started at Libonda Primary School, in Kalabo alongside my siblings whilst we were under her care. We were given the benefit of a good education and I watched my grandmother undertake the responsibility of educating children from vulnerable households; something I did not understand as a child at the time, but it did not stop me from observing and being awe-struck by this amazing strong woman.

As an adult having benefited from a good Government education, my desire is to emulate the example set by my grandmother by continuing her legacy in two ways:

Firstly, to make access to schooling a right for every child in the district through the Dorcus Lundambuyu Lewanika Scholarship named to honour her legacy, and secondly, to empower women and the youth with skills to enable them to improve their livelihoods through the Kutwano Empowerment fund.

I alone, cannot save the world, but with the help of our many generous supporters, we can together, try and save at least some small part of the world by giving back to society.


Our background

The Mwangala Mwenda Foundation (MMF) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Kalabo District in the Western Province of Zambia. MMF was formed with the vision to empower women and children by providing project funding and education support to the underprivileged in Kalabo. MMF was formed in 2016 and is registered with the Patents and Company Registration Authority (PACRA) as a company limited by guarantee under registration number 120160008889. The MMF is registered with the Ministry of Community Development, Mother and Child Health and the Ministry of Education in Zambia. This is to enable the Foundation to collaborate effectively with the two Ministries in supplementing Government efforts to achieve the relevant United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (i.e. SDG number 4); and applicable Seventhth National Development Plan.

Our Aims

As part of civil society, we collaborate with Government’s efforts towards a more inclusive society and are guided by the following core values:

  • To educate the girls of Kalabo and empower women to enable them to support their families.
  • Help the young community of Kalabo recognize their self-worth.
  • Help young learners and women of Kalabo to take control of their lives.
  • Empower them to make informed decisions.
  • Help them grow to be responsible citizens of our nation Zambia.
  • Educate 10,000 pupils from Kalabo District by 2030.

Our Vision

  • Deliberate gender bias towards girls in the area to enhance gender empowerment.
  • Help eradicate poverty and improve healthy societies.
  • Create an inclusive society by having more literate citizens.

The team

Organisation Name: Mwangala Mwenda Foundation

Nature of Business: Education and Women Empowerment

Registration Authority: Patents and Companies Registration Authority (PACRA) and Registrar of Societies through Ministry of Community Development- Zambia

Registration date: 5th December 2016

Registration number: 120160008889

NGO Registration No.: DRNGO 101/0767/17

Mrs. Mwangala Lethbridge (Executive Director)

Mrs Notulu Lungu (Company Secretary)

Mr M. Sikazwe (Finance Manager)

Mrs Maureen Mwenda (Programme Coordinator- Kalabo)

Dr. Usha Padmanabam (Child Health Education)

Mrs Choolwe Lewis (Administrator)

Mr Kelvin Mulenga (IT Specialist)

Mr. Muimanenwa Nyambe Mwenda (Local Representative- Kalabo)

Mr. Muletambo Mutakatala (Chief Field Officer- Kalabo)

Mrs Notulu Lungu

Mwangala Mwenda Foundation

Stanbic Bank

Mwangala Mwenda Foundation

Barclays Bank Zambia plc                                        

Kaumbu Mwondela Legal Practitioners, Advocates, Solicitors & Notaries Public, No. 10 New Brentwood Drive, Longacres, P.O. Box 35661, Lusaka, Zambia.

The Mwangala Mwenda Foundation

No. 12 Kafue Road


Lusaka, Zambia

Post.Net Box 273

Manda Hill

Lusaka, Zambia

Office line: +260

Cell number: +260968644817

Email: [email protected]

Board members

Father Barnabas Simatende (Chairperson)

Mrs. Priscilla Isaac

Mrs. Clara Mvula

Dr. Womba Kamuhuza Zulu

Kaumbu Mwondela Legal Practitioners

Mrs. Mwangala Lethbridge