We are pleased to introduce our new UK registered charity maNGOma – Mutual Assistance – for NGOs – for Mutual Advantage (former name Pulsar International).
We believe that the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged people across the world are best identified and met by their local communities, led by their non-governmental organisations. maNGOma’s role is to help make this happen through fundraising, business development support and the facilitation of knowledge and experience sharing between NGOs around the world (including NGOs within the UK).
We work with small grass roots NGOs in the Global South by fundraising for the projects they have designed to benefit their local communities. We are also able to offer professional advice and business development support.
Currently we are supporting projects in Kenya (the Health and Water Foundation), Ghana (Fistrad Sandema), Cameroon (Camaay) and Cambodia (Stung Treng Women’s Development Centre).
Our approach is unique. We do not impose solutions, design or run international projects ourselves; we rely upon the local NGOs and their communities for that. What we offer is the help along the way, as aforementioned. maNGOma is run by our trustee board and supported by other professionals experienced in the fields of fundraising, training and business development. To deliver our services we rely on volunteers. We are able to offer mentoring and coaching to help them develop their skills and roles.
We work closely with undergraduate and post-graduate students from the School of International Development at the University of East Anglia (UEA). However, we are always looking for new volunteers to help take our brilliant charity forward. Please contact us if you would further information on how you can get involved.
(Video courtesy of David Girling)