Canadian Samaritans for Africa is a faith-based registered international charity working with rural women in five African countries. Our mission is to find where God is present in the lives of poor and vibrant communities.Read more >
We adopt a one dollar- for- one dollar policy, which means that every dollar you give is exactly what is given to local women in Africa because all of us at CSA are volunteers. This reduces our overhead to less than 5 percent of our donations.Read more >
We support the building of the assets of African women through solidarity, love, respect, partnership and direct involvement in social transformation and wealth creation through women-led community-driven co-operative groups. Our projects aim at food security, water and sanitation, micro-credit, skills development, and women’s rights education, advocacy and support.Read more >
What we doWe believe that Africa needs solidarity and collaboration not pity and sympathy. We are determined to support asset based grass roots goals than needs-based interventionist approaches. In order to realize this, we are determined to reach out to African women and rural communities, religious groups and non-religious organizations to promote educational initiatives, capacity-building, women empowerment, and rural water and sanitation projects Read more about us >
Food for ThoughtIt is simply a myth that poverty cannot be conquered. Worldwide poverty can be overcome if people all over the world realize that our destiny is tied. When someone in any part of the world dies of hunger, a part of me dies; if the environment is wounded in any part of the world, something of who I am is hurt; if someone somewhere in the world is humiliated and abused by poverty and unhealthy living conditions, my human dignity is also abused. What is required for poverty to remain in the world especially in Africa is for Africans to give up hope and non-Africans to treat the poverty of Africa as if it did not matter to world peace and prosperity. - Stan Chu Ilo
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Mieke Thorne Presented with Lifetime award by Canadian Samaritans for Africa
A lifetime of compassion and humanitarian outreach to Africa has earned Belleville’s Mieke Thorne a lifetime award from the Canadian Samaritans for Africa.
Thorne, a Read More
CSA President Wins Afro Television Excellence Award for Global Impact:
In late 2017, Fr. Stan Chu Ilo received the Excellence Award for Global Impact by Afroglobal Television for his work as Founder and President of Read More
Canadian Samaritans for Africa launches support for South Sudan
Canadian Samaritans for Africa in 2017 began an initiative to train women in South Sudan through micro-credit co-operatives for food security, skills development and income Read More
Canadian Samaritans for Africa’s Pilgrimage of Hope and Friendship to Africa
Every year, Canadian Samaritans for Africa organizes a trip to Africa. This trip enables friends of Africa and people of good will who wish to Read More