If you wish to move mountains tomorrow,
you must start by lifting stones today.

The Imbumba

The Imbumba Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded by innovative social entrepreneur, Richard Mabaso in 2010.

Imbumba is a bean seed. It symbolises eternity and the un-ending cycle of life. It represents an eternal bond and because it has no beginning or end, constant growth through unity, the cycle of life, which is the whole concept behind a seed, being renewal and growth. It’s visual link to a flower being positive growth and the unity between Imbumba and the organisations it supports and serves.


Our work has a strong focus on empowering the youth, specifically investing in the education and development of the girl child.
We believe where women succeed, society succeeds.

Focusing on empowering the youth is the core mandate as the foundation specifically invests in education and training.

Our Trek4Mandela Team 2022 is hard at training for the 1st of this year's 4 expeditions.

Trek Update

To find out more about our exciting Expeditions taking place in 2022, click below

“And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”

Nelson Mandela