The Principles of Canadian Samaritans for Africa

  1. We believe that Africa is a beautiful continent blessed with beautiful people and with immense human and natural resources.
  2. We believe that the future of Africa lies in the hands of Africans themselves
  3. We believe that African women hold the key to the future of Africa and that Africa is a continent of Mothers. This is why the focus of our charity is to build on the assets of African women through asset mapping, skills development, food production, and micro-credit support for women co-operatives and support for women entrepreneurial wealth creation through women driven income-generating activities.
  4. We believe in bottom-up grassroots approach to community development and prioritize assets of local communities and individuals over needs. This is why we adopt sustainable practices over interventionist needs-based humanitarian ministry.
  5. We believe in identifying, and affirming the assets of African women through community asset mapping protocols established through direct and respectful relationship between us and local communities in rural communities in Africa.
  6. We believe that our service can only bear fruit if we accompany African women in what they are already doing in their communities. We are called to support African women as partners so that their assets can be transformed through their communal bonds for wealth creation and through sustainable development practices.
  7. We believe that through these measures we can help strengthen African families by removing the causes of poverty while strengthening the communal structures which will promote the dignity and rights of African women, and gender equality. This is one of the ways through which African women could have greater voice in their local communities.
  8. All our projects in Africa are generated through our being immersed in local communities and through our participation and sharing in the joys and sorrows of women in particular faith-based local communities.
  9. All our projects must be environmentally friendly.
  10. All our projects must make a preferential option for women and children and minorities in local African communities especially those who suffer from any kind of discrimination.
  11. All our staff, volunteers, board members and local agents and workers must maintain the highest conduct in their dealing with vulnerable people. All sexual harassments, exploitation and abuse will be reported to the police. We maintain zero tolerance for any sexual abuse among our staff and agents and promote a safe, respectful and inclusive environment for all our projects and in all our communities.

What You Can Do

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Charity Projects

  • Ofuobi Christian Women Cooperative Society

    Charity Projects | Women Empowerment Projects

    The Ofuobi (One Heart) Christian Women Cooperative is an association of women in Orba, Eastern Nigeria who pulled themselves together to raise a common fund from which members borrowed to scale up their business or to start a new business venture. This common interest is   Read More >

  • St Monica’s School in Gulu, Uganda

    Charity Projects | Education Projects

    The St Monica’s Girls School in Gulu is a symbol of the sacrifice and work of Sr Rosemary Nyirumbe, the Mother Teresa of Africa, who single-handedly has rescued more than a thousand abducted young girls from forced marriage and rape in the hands of the   Read More >

  • CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF TOMBURA – YAMBIO WOMEN’S MICRO – CREDIT SUPPORT CENTRE

    Charity Projects | Women Empowerment Projects

     

    CDTY Women Micro – Credit Support Centre is an initiative of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio aimed at supporting women through training in savings, group dynamic and credit management. The Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio was established on March 3, 1949 as an Apostolic Prefecture   Read More >

  • Tegemeza International

    Charity Projects | Education Projects

    Tegemeza in Swahili means “to support”.

    Tegemeza was founded in 2014 after our family returned from an extended trip to Kenya. While in Mombasa, Kenya, we met a wonderful faith-filled woman by the name of Mama Rose.

    She founded the Crisis Centre for   Read More >

  • “Kijiji Cha Upendo”—The Village of Love in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

    Charity Projects | Education Projects

     “Kijiji Cha Upendo”—The Village of Love in Kibera, Nairobi, Kenya

    Kijiji Cha Upendo Children’s Project (KCU) invites Canadian Samaritans for Africa (CSA) to educate 34 orphans and vulnerable children.
    CSA does not fund school fees but instead empowers their parents through income generating activities to enable   Read More >

  • ESPERANCE et SOLIDARITE pour le Centrafrique (E.S.ca)

    Charity Projects | Community Projects

    Esca is into income generating project/project Micro Finance for the women.The association "HOPE AND SOLIDARITY for the Central African Republic (E.S.ca) is created in 2015 to help women in the Central African Republic struggling to obtain foodstuffs of primary need after the military-political crisis that   Read More >

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