Lumbie Mlambo is a mother, wife, and graduate from Indiana University South Bend and Texas Woman’s University. An UNA Women’s member, Global Goodwill Ambassador, and a United Nations Global Water Partner, she is an active advocate for clean water and empowering women and girls to lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Inspired by her orphaned father who never went to school but served as a revered humanitarian in his local community, Lumbie took the leap to continue her father’s legacy. As a result of her dedicated actions in serving the Igusi, Zimbabwe, community, she started the nonprofit J.B. Dondolo, Inc., after her father’s namesake to remove barriers of access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene in underserved communities.
In 2019, the United Nations Association of Dallas Chapter nominated and selected Lumbie for the UN Global Leadership Award for her work with JB Dondolo, Inc. on Clean Water and Sanitation (SDG 6). In 2021, she was awarded the Mavericks Community Star Award by University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a Changemaker Award by Nations of Women (NOW). Also, she became a member of Forbes Women and Global Citizen Forums.
Lumbie has also been featured as a public speaker and advocate in numerous media outlets including, but not limited to, the following: Global Goodwill Ambassadors “The Ambassador”, The Globe and Mail, Voice of America (VOA), United Nations Association USA, FUSION Magazine, Texas Woman’s University Women Who Lead, Your Mark on the World, Formidable Woman Magazine, and NBC 5 Tell Me Something Good.