Umi Foundation is a community development organization, committed to improving impoverished conditions in the poorest of communities, this is done through various support programs such as education and women empowerment projects. Umi Foundation is registered in Zambia and Germany respectively, the German branch is located in Reichertshofen and is the fundraising branch, whereas the Zambia location is based in Lusaka, and implements all projects of Umi Foundation.

What started with a couple of friends teaming up to extend a hand to the needy in remote areas led to the Umi Foundation being registered in 2012. The work has expanded to support for widows, educational support for school children, and schools in remote locations of developing areas.

To date, Umi Foundation has partnered with various individuals and organizations in revamping school libraries and providing literature, assistance with accommodation to those needing a place of shelter, organic farming support for women in agriculture, and more.

Our team has expanded and spread out in different regions to make sure we cover all possible areas and reach out to as many children as possible.

Providing literature, assistance with accommodation to those in need


  • To promote and provide hope to individuals with the need through various developmental interventions.
  • To promote and practice social inclusion and advocate for the protection of children’s rights.


To see a woman, youth and child empowered community that is self-sustaining, literate and healthy.


Zambia is a landlocked, resource-rich country with sparsely populated land in Southern Africa. It shares its border with eight countries (Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe). Umi Foundation is located in the capital of Zambia, Lusaka, with easy access to all remote locations and in close proximity to the international airport.


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