The Mango Tree


Improving educational opportunities and sustainable livelihoods for disadvantaged children and young people

Our Impact

Since 2003, we have supported vulnerable orphans, disadvantaged children and their families with education, school infrastructure, family-based foster care, health and welfare, HIV awareness and testing, clean water and sustainable agriculture.

30,000

orphans, their families and communities helped through orphan support

£10m

invested in community-led and social enterprise projects in Africa

800,000

people have improved educational and economic opportunities

580

communities empowered to become sustainable and self-reliant

Our Aims

To empower children through education and improve their lives and communities

Our Approach

Development through community-led projects harnessing local skills and experience 

Where We Work

Our projects are focused in areas of sub-Saharan Africa that have been badly affected by HIV and AIDS. Homabay County in Kenya, Kyela District in Tanzania and Mwanza in Malawi are remote, rural areas where large numbers of orphaned children have limited access to education. Poverty forces over half of all children in these areas out of education after primary school, leaving them without the skills to find paid employment. Climate change, environmental destruction and resource depletion are also creating serious challenges to the rural economy and the capacity to be self-reliant and resilient.

Our Projects

Our portfolio of educational projects includes means-tested fees bursaries, extra tuition and holiday enrichment programmes, psychosocial support, sexual health education and HIV testing, careers advice, vocational training, work experience and apprenticeships, as well as supporting educational infrastructure construction projects.

As part of our commitment to life-long learning and skills based education, we build on local knowledge, resources and experience, supporting community cooperatives and social enterprises and providing nature resource management training to encourage environmentally sustainable livelihoods so families can become self-reliant and independent.

Our Team & Partners

Our Team

Meet our team members in the UK and Africa

Our Partners

Organisations we work with to deliver our projects

Our Trustees

The Mango Tree’s governing body and advisors