Simpact Foundation is a philanthropic organization whose vision is to bring hope to the most vulnerable women and children living in poverty through sustainable and transformational social impact. Our work focuses on addressing poverty through 3 Core Areas; Gender Equality through Women Economic Empowerment, Access to Quality Education while integrating Conservation of our Environment to achieve sustainable social impact. Our programmatic interventions focuses on addressing social disparities and environmental issues through a unique market based approach that is financially sustainable. According to OECD data, some of the largest recipients of development aid are in Africa, yet Africa is home to more than half of the world’s poor. Zambia has one of the fastest growing populations and like many African countries, it is plagued with high poverty levels. More than half of the population are monetary poor with the rural poverty prevalence being 3times higher. Because of the comparatively higher poverty levels in the rural parts of the country, most of our programme work is targeted at this population.
Through our efforts we are contributing towards achieving 9 of the 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
1 No poverty, 2 Zero Hunger, 4 Quality Education, 5 Gender Equality, 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10 Reduced Inequalities, 13 Climate Action and 15 Life On Land
To bring hope to women and children living in poverty through
sustainable social impact.
To reduce poverty through an environmentally sustainable approach by improving access to quality education for vulnerable children and reduce gender inequality through the economic empowerment of marginalized women.
OUR CORE VALUES
To make a lasting and sustainable impact, we are guided by our core values that reflect the heart of who we are at
Simpact Foundation. We adopt a distinctive approach to address the needs of the most vulnerable women
and children to drive lasting and beneficial transformation.
We achieve transformational change by using innovative approaches drawing on different disciplines in order to achieve a path to scale for our
We act with Integrity and transparency in accounting for all the resources entrusted to us.
We use a sustainable
deliver lasting solutions to address poverty.
We are receptive to the development needs of the vulnerable in our society.
We believe that forming mutually beneficial partnerships can help us make a more impactful change for people living in poverty.
OUR DEVELOPMENT APPROACH
We believe that we can reduce reliance on donor aid by combining a market based approach and result based development methodologies to sustainably address poverty and environmental issues. By leveraging our existing human capital, which includes our vast financial and investment management expertise, we can sustainably raise funds for our social impact programs through a mutually beneficial partnership model. Some of the partnership options we use includes providing personal financial management training for corporate partners employees in exchange for a donation towards our social programs. Low financial literacy and health do not just affect the poor, according to available data, different categories of adults including salaried employees struggle with personal financial management and lack the necessary knowledge and skills to meet their financial goals. Despite higher levels of financial inclusion, only 13.6% of adults in Zambia are financially healthy. By subscribing to our services, our partners not only receive critical personal financial management training, but they also play a role in conserving our environment and improving the lives of many people living in poverty. We leverage our unique expertise and an entrepreneurial approach to create mutually beneficial value to address poverty and conserve our environment.