How We Work and Mission Values

What We Do

We are a unique NGO. Unlike other organisation we do not hold funds ourselves. Instead, we form partnerships with NGOs round the globe and raise donations and obtain grants on their behalf, which we then pass directly onto them.

At present we are only able to accept a limited number of partners. However, as we expand we hope to increase our ability to support many more NGOs and their community projects.

Our Mission Values

Once we have accepted a project we work hard with our team of volunteers to secure funds from grant making trusts, foundations, and donors to make it happen. As we rely on volunteers to run our organisation you can be sure that, unlike with other NGOs, your donations are not being spent on marketing, admin, and other administrative finances. If we are successful in obtaining funds, our partners must fufil all the funder’s requirements, e.g. reporting on progress and outcomes, accounting for expenditure, and submitting reports and evaluations. Large projects may include the cost of an independent evaluator. Partners may be visited by our volunteers if it is convenient to both parties.

Becoming a Partner

Those who are interested in becoming partners must be able to demonstrate to us that they:

  • are grassroots (embedded in their local communities) and consult regularly with their beneficiaries
  • must be registered in their country of operation
  • are independent of any other organisation
  • do not discriminate on the basis of religion, disability, or sexual orientation
  • are robust and well established in their communities
Proposed projects must meet a pressing community need, be charitable in nature, and promote sustainable outcomes for their beneficiaries. Typical project areas are; vocational skills, physical and emotional well-being, education, water and sanitation, health, mico-enterprise, environment, agriculture (including horticulture and permaculture), community cohesion and social welfare. Our partners must commit to all the grant conditions imposed by the funder before grants can be distributed.

Theory of Change

Our theory of change model illustrated below was developed out of a series of workshops led by faculty and students from UEA (University of East Anglia) with the participation of maNGOma and its partner NGOs. Click the image to enlarge.