Build a school for 30 Maasai children in Tanzania Empower >5,000 Maasai women to become independent Clean a river in Migingo & stop plastic pollution Improve 500 farmers' productivity in Mbata, Uganda

Smart Villages Foundation

Org #72640
Vetted since 2020 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
2011
year founded
$35,242
raised on GlobalGiving
4
years fundraising
3
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Can remote villages have the same opportunities as urban centres? Can rural residents have access to careers, clean water, healthcare, education, productive agriculture and communication-without leaving their villages? Smart Villages believes that people in remote villages deserve the same opportunities as everyone else. Remote villages are often "off the grid" and do not have a reliable supply of energy for lighting homes, cooking, charging mobile phones, or powering businesses. The energy sources they do have, such as kerosene lamps, are often harmful to their health. The national grid may never reach many of these remote villages, but other solutions exist. We believe that ener... read more

Project Leaders
Bernie Jones
Bernie Jones
Natasha Wilson
Natasha Wilson
Laurie Kent
Laurie Kent
Frances James
Frances James
Laura Allerston
Laura Allerston
Organization Information
15 Lady Place
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4FB
United Kingdom
+44 7761 375991
Organization Information
15 Lady Place
Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 4FB
United Kingdom
+44 7761 375991

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Maasai dairy starting to produce cheese

By Frances James | Development Engineer

Dear all, Although a slow start to the year with the Maasai dairy we are pleased to share with you that the dairy has now began producing cheese again! We are so pleased that the dairy is producing... Read the full report ›

Turning Plastic Waste in Building Materials

By Laurie Kent | Development Engineer

We are continuing the fight against plastic pollution in Migingo.  We've determined a demand for recycled plastic eco-poles in Kenya, so in recent months our partners and we have... Read the full report ›

Attempted theft of our Solar Panels!

By Frances James | Development Engineer

Hello to all our supporters! Last month, we experienced a significant development at the Maasai Community Radio, and it is with thanks for your contributions that we share this update. Your... Read the full report ›
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