• Who we are

    The Kaloko Community

    UK Donors & Supporters

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    We raise money for our programmes in Zambia from a wide range of supporters. These include members of the public, schools and churches, Rotary Clubs, charitable trusts and foundations, and occasionally major donors such as Comic Relief and the UK Lottery. We also work with our partner organisations to help them raise funds from within Zambia.

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    Willard Chitimbo

    Kaloko Zambia Director

    With exhaustive experience in various NGOs as Extension Officer, Resettlement Officer, Field Team Manager and Operations Manager, Willard Chitimbo joined the Kaloko team in 2014. Willard brings his valuable experience of various development situations, and has a particular interest in small scale agriculture.

    'My wish is for the Kaloko Trust to continue to bring hope to the underprivileged and to effectively support the people of the area towards a sustainable future.'

    Zambia Team

    Programme Delivery Team

    The Programme Delivery Team in Luansobe/Kashitu is made up of talented and committed Zambians. They are responsible for the cross-section of jobs that the projects and the communities require. This includes overseeing construction projects; managing our sponsorship programmes; training vulnerable people within the communities in key skills; providing quality assurance for borehole drilling and construction; to data collection and report writing.

    Jim Smyllie

    Chair of UK Trustees

    Jim Smyllie started his career in the theatre, and then spent thirty years in Westminster and the wider public sector, working primarily in strategy and planning, but also in organisational change and operational management. The last thirteen years of his executive career were spent working for the natural environment in Whitehall and at Board level in Natural England. Jim, now a non-executive director in South West London NHS, a Trustee of the Landscape Institute and a published writer. He has supported the work of Kaloko since its early beginnings, and has been Chair of the Kaloko Trust UK for over twenty years.

    Madeleine Bates

    Kaloko Trust UK Director

    Madeleine has a wealth of experience, having worked in the not-for-profit sector for nearly 20 years in a variety of roles in the UK and overseas. In the five years prior to joining Kaloko she was Chief Executive at Health Books International (formerly Teaching-aids at Low Cost), where she managed a merger with Practical Action Publishing. Previously, she led international development work at TRAID, the textile recycling charity; facilitated learning and advocacy
    initiatives for groups of international NGOs at BOND; and worked on campaigns at the NSPCC. Madeleine has a degree in Latin American Studies with Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Leeds. In her spare time she enjoys yoga, gardening, books and radio.

    Mark Whitaker

    Kaloko Trust UK Administartor

    Mark joined Kaloko in 2008 and has been running the UK office in Brighton ever since. He was keen to use his administrative and charity experience for a worthwhile grassroots cause, where he can see the impact of his efforts.

    Mark has long experience in administration and information support. As a graduate, he worked in education administration and finance before joining the Soil Association where he coordinated events and later, managed the Food and Farming information team. He has also worked on a range of other projects, including conservation with the Wildlife Trust, and as a Trustee of Green & Away, Europe’s only tented environmental conference centre.

    The Kaloko Trust office is based in Brighton on the south coast of England. The office is staffed by our part-time Administrator,
    Mark Whitaker. Please feel free to get in touch with Mark or Madeleine with any queries you may have regarding Kaloko Trust.

    You may also contact our Trustees and view their details below.

  • Board of Trustees

    The full UK team

    Domino Champe


    Domino has been on the Board of Trustees since 2001. Originally from Zambia, he has lived in the UK for more than 35 years, so is well-placed to advise on Anglo-Zambian relations. As a Director of a mortgage company he is also an invaluable source of financial advice.

    Although now living in the UK his heart is in Zambia, and he supports Kaloko's efforts to improve livelihoods in his native country.

    Rajesh Chaudhary


    Raj is an investment analyst and has had a long career in assessing the issues facing developing countries and in identifying opportunities to maximise the use of available resources. While studying at Christ's College, Cambridge he wrote a specialist paper on The Economics of International Development. Raj also has an MBA from Berkley, California.

    Born in Kitwe on the Copperbelt, where he lived until 1997, Raj also carries a personal understanding of the challenges confronting the people of Zambia. Raj and his wife have been stalwart Kaloko supporters for many years.

    Keith Davies


    Keith has a degree in Welfare & Social Policy, a postgraduate diploma in Law, and is a CIMA-qualified finance professional with wide experience in the NHS supporting and encouraging collaborative working across professional and organisational boundaries. Earlier in his career he also worked for a variety of voluntary organisations.

    Keith lived in Zambia for seven years as a child and is a long time supporter of Kaloko Trust, visiting the projects in 2011. He now lives and works in Guernsey.

    Kate O'Shea


    Kate has worked at the UK Department for International Development (DFID) since 2013. She has a BSc in Biology and a Masters in Public Policy and Management. Her career started in the policy section of the Royal Society, where she developed an interest in the role of science and technology in development. She explored this further working at the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences (now UKCDR), based at the Wellcome Trust, where she became deputy director before moving to DFID. Starting in the Evidence in Action team, she now works in the Evaluation Unit part-time, with much of the rest of her time spent with her two young children.

    Yvonne Riedel-Brown


    Yvonne has a background in law, environment, policy work and emergency planning. She has spent many years working in local and central Government and was governor and later chair of governors at her local junior school. She is bilingual in English and German, has a degree in Law, a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Impact Assessment and is now a Senior Policy Advisor at Defra. Yvonne worked for various charities early on in her career including for Kaloko, running the UK office for three years until 1997. She has supported our work ever since.


    Jim Smyllie

    Chairman, Trustee

    Jim started his career in the theatre, and then spent thirty years in Westminster and the wider public sector, working primarily in strategy and planning, but also in organisational change and operational management. The last thirteen years of his executive career were spent working for the natural environment in Whitehall and at Board level in Natural England. Jim, now a non-executive director in South West London NHS, a Trustee of the Landscape Institute and a published writer. He has supported the work of Kaloko since its early beginnings, and has been Chair of the Kaloko Trust UK for over twenty years.

    Marion Thorpe


    Marion is the Policy Executive at the Independent Healthcare Providers Network, part of the NHS Confederation. Her role encompasses healthcare policy development, regulation and stakeholder engagement across the UK. Marion has a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Public Policy from King’s College University London. Born in Freetown, Sierra-Leone where she lived until the early 2000s, Marion has a personal understanding of the challenges confronting people in developing communities and has particular interest in international development and equal access to education.

    Declan Timoney

    Treasurer, Trustee

    Declan joined the Kaloko board in 2019 taking on the role of Treasurer. He has a degree in Business and is a Chartered Accountant. He trained with PriceWaterhouseCoopers, but has spent most of his 30+ year career working in international finance roles -in accounting, control and business transformation. He moved to Switzerland from his native Ireland twenty years ago and holds dual nationality. Declan has been involved in the not for profit sector for ten years in organisations supporting childcare and good governance in NGOs. He learned about Kaloko’s work while on a family holiday in Zambia in 2014 and is an active supporter. He is passionate about ensuring donated funds are used efficiently to create the maximum long term sustainable value in the communities the Kaloko Trust serves.

  • Kaloko organisational information

    Finance, governance and reporting

    Kaloko’s Trustees meet quarterly with the UK Administrator and Director to ensure good governance and sound strategic direction for the organisation. The work in Zambia is interrogated and impact assessed, the finances reviewed and performance of the staff appraised. Salaries are set annually by the Board of Trustees taking into account inflation, individual performance, funding availability and industry comparisons.

    The Trustees serve indefinitely, are expected to organise an early visit to Kaloko Zambia and from time-to-time travel out on further monitoring trips. New Trustees are provided with an induction both on the purpose and activities of the Kaloko Trust UK and on the roles and responsibilities of a Trustee.

    Kaloko UK’s day-to-day business is managed by the Director, who reports directly to the Trustees, with particular support and supervision being given by the Chair of Trustees.

    In 2015 overall income was significantly higher than the previous year at £336,181. In 2016 this dipped to about 10% lower at £301,459 and overall expenditure reduced correspondingly as funds were passed on to Zambia.

    In keeping with Kaloko’s ethos, direct charitable expenditure continues to remain very high at 96% of total expenditure. By year-end, expenditure exceeded income by £13,886 principally because less UK-held restricted funds were carried forward to the following year when compared to the previous period.

  • Contact us

    Kaloko Trust UK

    39-41 Surrey Street, Brighton, BN1 3PB, UK

    T: +44 (0)1273 766 660

    E: admin@kalokotrust.org

    W: www.kalokotrust.org

    Kaloko's UK staff are working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic but you can contact them by phone or email.

    Please note that the Kaloko office itself is closed - so responses to post may take longer than usual - but both UK staff have now returned from furlough. Project activities by our partners in Zambia are continuing.

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We keep confidential all personal information you give us, but we share current class sponsorship data, including addresses of sponsors, with one of the Kaloko Zambia project officers when they need it to send out updates on sponsored classes three times a year, and we send basic information to HMRC for Gift Aid claims. We don’t share information about you with other organisations for marketing purposes.
You can ask to see what data we hold on you or can ask to be removed from our mailing lists at any time. If anyone wishes to update the information we hold or wishes to be removed from our databases they can let us know and we will make the appropriate changes quickly. Incorrect information on people is changed whenever we are given updated information. You can opt out of future emails by simply emailing ‘unsubscribe’ as a response or in the subject line.
We aim to keep your information secure and only hold information for as long as necessary to pursue our charitable objectives and meet legal requirements. You have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We may amend this privacy policy from time to time with an up to date version posted on the Kaloko website.