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Established in 2001, Luapula Foundation (LF) is an indigenous development organization whose vision is ‘to build a self-sustaining Zambian community. Our mission is to empower Zambian communities to be self-reliant through the provision of responsive and sustainable services in poor and vulnerable communities. With project that support individual and community socio-economic and health in Zambia over the past 16 years. LF remains inspired by co-founders’ vision to reduce health inequalities among the marginalized individuals and communities in hard to reach and underserved areas of Zambia.  Five guiding principles shape our commitment to empowering marginalized communities to live healthy lives:

1) We focus on hard to reach and the underserved population; 2) We let the affected lead us the sustainable solutions; 3) We advance both health and human rights; 4) We believe in partnership to achieve long-lasting impact until partners can carry on without us; and 5) We work within government framework (policies) to improve the systems.


Core Areas:

HIV Care and Prevention

  • Behavior change to reduce HIV risk
  • Support Development of Children up to 5 years exposed or confirmed with HIV: Luapula Foundation support the mothers nursing such children with early response activities that promotes brain stimulation.
  • Promote Counseling and testing services among incarcerated men, women and adolescents. Luapula Foundation collaborates with local health office and prisons to make available counseling and ART services in prisons.

Building social welfare delivery structural systems:

  • Child Protection Programming: The focus is to promote children’s rights in all areas in order to make services accessible to children in an inclusive way and led by the children themselves. Luapula Foundation works with the children to end child marriages, continue with education and fight against parenting with violence in Ndola and Luwingu Districts in Zambia.
  • Service Efficiency and Effectiveness for Vulnerable Children and Adolescents: focus on promoting access of the services to the vulnerable children and adolescents
  • Organisation capacity building: Since 2016, LF has been providing organisation capacity building services to six Firelight partners in Zambia focusing on governance, leadership, financial management, organizational policies as well as monitoring and evaluation among other aspects.

Budget and staff size: In 2018, our budget is $ 1,138,000.00; with the number of permanent staff reaching 19 people.

Our partners and donors are: USAID, Cotswold Foundation, Stephen Lewis Foundation, Luapula Foundation, UNICEF and Save the Children. Contact email details:


Mansa Office
P. O Box 710416
Tel: 0212821821
Cell: +260950445441-2

Lusaka Office
Plot No. 8840, Off Chifumbule Road, Woodlands
Tel: 0211268826