The Foundation for Africa is a public-benefit organization for development and aid created by a civil initiative. It was first registered in Hungary in 2002, and later in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004. Mr. France Mutombo Tshimuanga, leader of the foundation, is a citizen of the DRC, and studied theology in Hungary. In 1999, he participated in a humanitarian mission organized by the American NGO Steps To Life. This experience had a profound impact on Mr. France Mutombo Tshimuanga, and it came to encourage him to establish an organization to provide aid for his home country.