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Local NGOs businesses in Zambia

There is a range of local Zambian non-governmental organisations — from self-help associations to national societies and federations. They may seek to address issues related to health, HIV AIDS, gender, human rights or the environment. Some operate locally or nationally, working towards improving livelihoods or the quality of education. Local NGOs often benefit communities, but may also serve the private sector or work within the political arena. Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Zambia work together in partnerships and coalitions. There is a large contingent of organisations concerned with human rights and women’s rights.
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Kasanka Trust
Charities, trusts and societies
Kasanka National Park
Kasanka Trust operates with minimal expenditure, relying on trustees and volunteers wherever possible. Funds raised are spent directly on conservation and community development. The Trust offers great volunteering opportunities for research, conservation work and education in a real wilderness.
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Barefeet Theatre
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
Barefeet Theatre works with various partner organisations to help move street children to a safer environment. It allows the children to showcase their talent, giving them dignity and worth, whilst allowing them to be children. They also create and perform their own plays for the general public to inspire children from local communities.
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A member of the Zambia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ZACCI), Lusaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) carries out productive research so as to promote investment and development of all economic activities by standing on behalf of the business community in Lusaka in order to support their common interests.
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BongoHive
Start-up programmes
Lusaka
BongoHive is determined to accelerate the growth of Zambia’s most promising startups by offering programmes that are focused on identifying Zambia's entrepreneurs. This organisation brings various entrepreneurs into its space and turn their ideas and projects into scalable businesses.
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Lusaka Animal Welfare Society (LAWS)
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
LAWS is dedicated to finding a safe home for abused domestic animals and has rescued many animals that have been starved, abused or abandoned. LAWS has a qualified staff team that help take care of the animals. The work of LAWS is especially important because the control and welfare of domestic animal population reinforces sanitation.
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Conservation Lake Tanganyika
Charities, trusts and societies
Mpulungu
Conservation Lake Tanganyika not only deals with issues of illegal fishing and poaching, it also promotes the successful development of the Sumbu National Park. It is believed this will contribute greatly to the overall conservation of the area and provide a means for an improved quality of life for the people.
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Chikumbuso Women and Orphans Project
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
On a daily basis many widows, orphans, and grandmothers come to the Chikumbuso community centre where they find friendship, acceptance and hope for the future. At the centre's school, over 500 students who were not previously learning are restarting their lives in a supportive environment.
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Conservation Lower Zambezi (CLZ)
Wildlife Protection
Lower Zambezi National Park
Conservation Lower Zambezi operates under a memorandum of understanding with the Zambia Wildlife Authority, DNPW (former ZAWA), and strives to protect and preserve the integrity of the Lower Zambezi Valley.
Lusaka Helps
Support healthcare workers
Lusaka
Lusaka Helps has three initiatives to support Lusaka's frontline healthcare workers in various isolation facilities - 'Face Shields', 'Operation Mask Up' and 'Feed our Heroes'. These projects help provide essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and meals for health workers who are away from their homes and families.
Plan Store Paint and Sip
Clubs and Groups
Lusaka
WEAC Zambia
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
WEAC Zambia is an entrepreneurial community centre for women that want to start or expand their business. Entrepreneurs that join the centre receive experiential-based education and resources designed to address their specific needs to start, scale and grow their business.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Zambia is the local body and regulator of universities and colleges offering ACCA programmes in Zambia. Believing that accountancy is vital for economies to grow and prosper, ACCA Zambia focuses on building the profession and making society fairer and more transparent.
Proud Me Foundation
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
Proud Me Foundation effectively advocates and take parts in every matter of concern affecting women, children, disabled and the vulnerable. The organisation also teaches entrepreneurship skills by promoting, education and inventing income generating activities in the community.
Butali House
Book club
Lusaka
Butali House's love of seeing people reading has led to this book club. The club offers great opportunities for readers to meet people with common interests. Butali House also holds various writing events throughout the year such as masterclasses, write-a-thons, writing clubs, as well as one-on-one coaching.
Kitwe Animal Welfare Society (KAWS)
Charities, trusts and societies
Kitwe
Kitwe Animal Welfare Society (KAWS) encourages you to contribute to the organisation by spreading the management of animal protection and responsible pet guardianship, cleaning, keeping the facilities in good condition, donating food or other items such as blankets, toys and grooming supplies.
Kucetekela Foundation
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
The pupils sponsored by the Kucetekela Foundation for secondary education are those in primary schools who have consistent test scores and recommendations from teachers, but a challenging financial situation within their families. The scholarship programme is a five year commitment.
Corporate Heelz
National associations
Lusaka
The goal at Corporate Heelz is to connect and empower like-minded women. To help further its aspirations, the company publishes its own professionally produced online magazine and is open to women professionals and entrepreneurs. This is a growing community of young Zambian professional women.
Zambia Festival of Action
Charities, trusts and societies
Livingstone
Greenpop is an award-winning social enterprise on a mission to reconnect people with our planet - and have fun doing it. They plant trees through urban greening and reforestation projects, spread environmental awareness wherever they go, and activate people through green festivals and workshops.
Village Water
Charities, trusts and societies
Lusaka
The Village Water programs have a long-lasting impact. Good hygiene practice is maintained thus avoiding some of the life-threatening diseases. Families with access to water are able to grow their own food. Other classes include; dog control and children's needs. The village digs their own pit latrines, one per family.
Kabwata Cultural Village
Self help associations
Lusaka
Kabwata Cultural Village is open daily from 8:00 to 18:00. In the colonial era this area was part of a larger township made up of dwelling huts. The Government of Zambia later acquired the land for the cultural village and designated it a "national monument" preserving it as a reminder of the past (British rule ended in 1964).

Local NGOs

There is a range of local Zambian non-governmental organisations — from self-help associations to national societies and federations. They may seek to address issues related to health, HIV AIDS, gender, human rights or the environment. Some operate locally or nationally, working towards improving livelihoods or the quality of education. Local NGOs often benefit communities, but may also serve the private sector or work within the political arena. Many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) in Zambia work together in partnerships and coalitions. There is a large contingent of organisations concerned with human rights and women’s rights.
This is a selection of organisations in Zambia which have been set up as a trust to enable them to further particular developmental goals. A list of organised voluntary associations of people registered as a society in Zambia for religious, benevolent, cultural, scientific, political, patriotic or other purposes. Many charities are devoted to the relief of poverty, disability and sickness, the promotion of good health and the advancement of education in Zambia. Others provide medical care and training to improve the lives of Zambians. Other charities, trusts and societies aim to develop local agriculture and income generation, through self-help programmes, and by encouraging the environmentally sustainable use of natural resources.
Civil society is made up of the whole of humankind. A Civil Society Organisation (or CSO) is an association of people who serve, and ideally represent, a specific clientele or group of beneficiaries for a specific purpose or goal. For example a trade union or an HIV/AIDS support group. Find CSOs in Zambia listed here.
A list of organised people registered as clubs and groups in Zambia for either religious, education, cultural, scientific, and political or other purposes can be found here. Some of these clubs are non-profit. Many people learn in clubs and groups that are organised by their own members. Here you can find out about a wide range of clubs including sports, hobbies and youth organisations in your area. A club is an association of two or more people united by a common interest or goal. A service club, for example, exists for voluntary or charitable activities.
Cooperative societies in Zambia are organisation that belong to the people who use their services, and their control rests equally with all their members. Gains from cooperative societies are distributed among the members in proportion to the use they make of their services or the interest they show in their society. Cooperative Societies are required to register with the Zambian Government's Registrar of Cooperative Societies. Societies Ordinance; to provide that co-operative societies registered under the Act repealed by this Act shall continue in existence and in operation as if registered under this Act; to encourage co-operative development by the provision of services to assist the organisation and operation of various kinds of co-operative societies to meet the economic and social needs of their members on a self-help basis; and to provide for all matters incidental to the foregoing.
Find details of various federations in Zambia. These being central organisations for employers governed by a board of directors elected by general members. An organization comprised of a set of smaller organizations or companies, which seek to bring attention to issues that, are of importance to its members. Each organization that comprises the federation maintains control over its own operations. For example, a group of small businesses in a related industry might form a federation in order to lobby the government for laws favourable to small businesses. The Zambia Federation of Employers a free association of employers is an example of a federation.
Find out about groups of like-minded individuals who have formed associations that are active throughout Zambia. The Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) is the governing body of football in Zambia is an example of a national association. Some of these groups listed here include Corporate Heelz, Zambia Motor Sports Association and Zambia Sports Fishing Association. Any group of people who have joined together for a particular purpose, ranging from social to business, and usually meant to be a continuing organization. It can be formal or it can be a collection of people without structure. An association is not a legally-established corporation or a partnership.
Find out details about different political parties in Zambia here. These political parties include Patriotic Front, Movement for Multiparty Democracy, United Party for National Development and more. Zambia is a multi-party system with the Patriotic Front in power. Opposition parties are allowed and do have some significant representation in government, and are widely considered to have a real chance of gaining the presidency or a majority in the National Assembly of Zambia. The President of Zambia is both head of state and head of government in a multi-party system. The government exercises executive power, while legislative power is vested in both the government and parliament.
There are many self-help associations in Zambia. They comprise of groups of individuals whose purpose is to further their common goals, to help improve and sustain their quality of life as well as the environment in which they live. Find these various associations highlighted here. The self-help associations are often community-based organizations. One such organizations main thrust is skills and business development training although it is also involved in provision of funding and market support to micro entrepreneurs, networking and market linkages supporting community social groups and establishment of community self-help groups.