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Mpambara-Cox Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy
  • Hunger
  • International
  • Women


16928 Briardale RoadDerwood, MD 20855 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We aim to advance global understanding to better meet the needs of an interconnected world.

To create an increased awareness of the social and economic diversity if our shared world by engaging and aligning people with people for the purpose of promoting cross cultural understanding and brigding the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world.


We fulfill our mission by creating linkages between schools and communities. Our programs include:

  • U.S.-Africa Schools Partnering Initiative (USASPI) promotes a global education in schools while improving education standards for the rural poor in Africa.
  • Women-In-Support of Education - Micro-finance and Empowerment (WISE-ME) is a microfinance program that links mothers in the U.S with mothers in Africa by getting one group to donate funds for loans of mothers that are dedicated to keeping their children in school.
  • Expanding Horizons Program organizes and facilitates travel to Uganda for volunteering opportunities in schools, in communities to train women in financial literacy and computer training for teachers and the public.
  • Our Connecting Kids Program is a pen-paling program between schoolchildren in Africa and in the U.S.
  • Our 10:30 Porridge Program provides the only meal in rural African schools to encourage attendance. We feed over 1000 children daily.
  • Our Computer Literacy Center and Public Library is a social enterprise that allows gives rural populations access to computers and the Internet. MCF operates the only public library in Kabale.


Would you recommend Mpambara-Cox Foundation?
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by Christina B. (February 17, 2011)
I have had the opportunity to participate in multiple programs sponsored by the foundation-most recently the WISE initiative. This I can tell you-being involved with the foundation has changed my life. I have traveled to Kabale, Uganda, twice-in 2009 and in 2010-and hope to travel there again this summer. Not only have the trips been well organized and allowed us to travel with ease and comfort, but we have also been welcomed and embraced warmly by all we have met. Thanks to the computer literacy center in Kabale I have even managed to maintain and grow the friendships I have made while in Kabale since my return to the US via the internet. They like to see my pictures of the snow, something they can not even comprehend. If you are looking to be changed and experience unimagineable rewards, I recommend you get involved with MCF.
by Kevin D. (February 8, 2011)
I had the opportunity to travel to Uganda through the Mpambara-Cox Foundation in the Summer of 2009. The trip was truly life changing and unforgettable. The foundation did an excellent job in helping us (the volunteers) out along the way with cultural and language differences while ensuring that we were having a great time. The people of Uganda are absolutely incredible and I highly recommend learning more about this opportunity if you are even slightly interested.
by Kathy H. (February 7, 2011)
My son and I travelled to Kabale, Uganda to volunteer for the MCF at Kengoma Elementary School. The trip was very well organized, with every detail handled exceptionally well. Organization of the trip aside..which is important....the life experience that we had was unmatchable. We thought we were going to give to others but in reality we gained so much more from the incredibly kind and genuine Ugandan people. The children are precious and appreciate every little thing that they receive.

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