The POLE POLE FOUNDATION

 (POPOF)  is a grass roots ngo working to protect the critically-endangered eastern  lowland (grauer's) gorillas which live in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park, in the  Democratic Republic of Congo.

We do this by working with the local communities to end their reliance on the unique rainforest habitat which is the gorillas' home.  

Education and community-led sustainable development projects go hand in hand with conservation.

Grauer's Gorillas - mother and baby
Our Team

Learn about the members of the POPOF Team and what they do.

July 2021

The ladies of the Women's Empowerment Group have wanted to learn how to make soap for some time.

Recently, we were able to buy the raw materials and pay for the training.

Click here to see how they got on! 

July 2021

As part of our ongoing support for the Vegan Club, the women have begun to grow a new crop of mushrooms. Read about it here.

June 2021

Tree Planting Project started in a new community.  Read all about it here.

Projects

Learn about our projects and how they make a difference to the lives of the communities which live on the boundaries of the KBNP, as well as the conservation of the Grauer's gorillas.

Get Involved

Read about the many ways in which you can get involved in what we're doing.

Donate

Don't have the time to get involved?  Here is all the information you need on how to support our work by making a donation.  (Thank you!)

Latest News!  

17th September 2021

Exciting News!

The Pole Pole Foundation has been selected as one of the first ever Finalists for the Earthshot Prize to 'Protect and Restore Nature'!

Read more about it in our blog here.