Unlocking potential by investing in
human and physical capital
The Pharo Foundation is a private foundation based in the United Kingdom and established in 2011. Committed to the development of Africa, the Foundation has been supporting projects in the Horn of Africa since its establishment. Our projects contribute towards increasing access to education, agriculture, health, and water, and help improve people’s livelihoods.
In 2016, the Foundation made a strategic shift to directly design and implement its own programmes to ensure greater engagement with communities, better results and increased accountability. Since 2019, the Foundation has also been focusing on establishing social enterprises with the objective of job creation.
Where We Operate
Our Strategic Pillars
We believe Africa’s economic development can be realised faster with the transformation of its agriculture sector. To this effect, the Pharo Foundation works with smallholder farmers, social entrepreneurs and in the private sector to improve access to farm inputs, new farming techniques, extension, market and financial services.
Investing in the knowledge and skills of its growing young generation is critical for Africa’s economic growth. In line with the Foundation’s mission of investing in human and physical capital of communities, we implement standalone and integrated education projects that aim at improving access to and quality of education.
Recognising health as a key aspect of human and economic development, The Pharo Foundation implements programmes that aim at increasing access and quality of health care, focusing on health infrastructure improvement and health professions capacity enhancement.
Lack of safe and adequate water has a significant effect on health, livelihoods options, children’s education and overall well being of people. Many in the African continent are deprived of this fundamental basic necessity. The Pharo Foundation works to improve access to safe, adequate and affordable drinking water as well as improved sanitation facilities.