Kufunda began as a dream almost fifteen years ago when Maaianne Knuth, founder, returned from Denmark to Zimbabwe. She was drawn by her experience of her Zimbabwean home as being rich and alive, and yet also seeing that many people there saw first and foremost that which they did not have.
Her own experience of the wisdom and beauty of the Zimbabwean people, and especially those from rural places, led her to create Kufunda as a place of learning, where people could recover their sense of pride, wisdom, and capacity in working with their own knowledge and deepening their resourcefulness.
As Kufunda began, the need to integrate the best from many places, far and near, was integrated into the work.
Today there are 28 people living and working at Kufunda with their families in an on-going learning of what it means to live and co-create healthy vibrant community.