IKEA and KickStart - Livelihood Program in Zambia

The IKEA Foundation pledges to help launch KickStart International’s new program in Zambia and Southern Africa to create sustainable livelihoods for rural poor.

MoneyMaker Pumps Zambia

In 2012, the IKEA Foundation committed EUR 6.88 million over five years to KickStart International to establish a local KickStart country program in Zambia. Over the course of the five year partnership, the IKEA Foundation and KickStart estimate that more than 47,000 of KickStart's MoneyMaker pumps will be used to create highly profitable agribusinesses that will enable families to lift themselves out of poverty. This will translate into approximately 280,000 people lifted out of poverty by 2017.


  • The IKEA Foundation

    Netherlands | Staff size: 26-50

    IKEA Foundation (Stichting IKEA Foundation) is an independent charitable foundation that oversees IKEA’s global philanthropy. The Foundation resides in the Netherlands and their funds...

  • KickStart

    Implementing NGO
    Staff size: 101-250

    Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent providing aid and other forms of assistance to African countries. Though well-intentioned, there has been little sustainable return on these...

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Key Information

LocationZambia, Southern Africa
  • Start Date 2011
  • End Date 2017
  • ValueUSD 8.61 Million