Mphatso Development Foundation (MDF)

Unverified non-profit organisation

Mphatso Development Foundation was established in the year 2005 out of the deep compassion for the suffering women, orphans and vulnerable children and its households that took care of them. MDF seeks to mitigate the effects of poverty in the much remote rural communities affecting the target group using a holistic approach involving the whole family. This organization was brought about by among other causes HIV/AIDS, adverse climatic changes such as global warming, drought, deteriorating economic conditions in the country, political policies and governance etc.


o To improve primary health care and support and contribute to the reduction of the spread of HIV/AIDS for strategic groups: widow/grandmothers, youths, OVC, PLWHA and high risk groups such as people with disabilities, Albinos and fishermen.
o Contribute to the improvement of the availability of adequate clean and safe drinking water, sanitation services and promote hygiene practices in schools and communities in order to reduce diarrhea diseases
o Contribute to the improvement of the provision of care, support and access to basic education for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) in schools and communities.
o To promote environmental regeneration, protection, conservation and sustainable land management
o To empower women in rural communities by increasing their household incomes through sustainable Livelihoods, Micro Enterprise Development, Savings in Internal Lending Communities (SILC).
o Promote food security through sustainable agriculture

The priority thematic area or areas which apply to the applicant organization as defined in the Area of Focus above.

• Education (basic education)
• Nutrition and Food security
• Health and HIV and AIDS
• Gender and women rights
• Environmental issues
• Governance

Participant in relevant networks

Civil Society Forum- Eastern Province Member of Malaria Task Force-Nyimba Member of District Aids Task Force-Nyimba

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Doing business with the poor; Project funding; Provision of goods

Business sectors

Advocacy and legal services; Agriculture and livestock; Community and social services; all (5)


Zambia: Floods - Feb 2013; Zambia: Southern Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Jan 2017