Vision: To provide sustainable funding to MIT beneficiaries in order to improve the quality of life of NUM members, dependents and communities.
The mission of the Mineworkers Development Agency is to create brighter futures and it measures progress by the number of new livelihoods it creates in areas of endemic poverty. MDA projects build self-reliance and assure food security. To maximise the impact of various interventions, the agency typically works in tandem with corporate CSI programmes, NGOs and foreign donors.
Initiatives include educational work and the creation of access to social grants for the very poor. In addition, permaculture gardening and community gardens for improved food security, targeted help for emerging farmers, assistance for micro-enterprises, capacity building among community organisations, TB testing and community level healthcare. These programmes are not restricted to South Africa as the MDA is also active in Lesotho and Swaziland.