Mission: Shelter for life international, inc. Exists to demonstrate god's love by enabling people affected by conflict and disaster to rebuild their communities and restore their lives.
Programs: Senegal programs:shelter for life international (sfl) was able to complete the monetization of the donated food commodities by the us department of agriculture and commence the activities of the rural road reconstruction in southern parts of senegal. Sfl has worked with other us government initiatives to assure a collaborative environment and complement the efforts of the us department of states' peace building initiatives, us-millennium challenge corporation's initiative in restoring the major highway in casamance and other us government funded initiatives to restore food and agriculture markets. Sfl was able to complete the construction of 15km of farm to market roads and began the process of construction on an additional 18km of roads.
afghanistan programs:shelter for life international (sfl) has been working in afghanistan since 1998 with a primary focus of restoring the lives of the victims of the country's wars and disasters and rebuilding their communities. Most of the communities where sfl operates are returned refugees who have started farming in their ancestral land. In 2014 sfl worked in northern provinces of sar-i pul and takhar, afghanistan to restore food and agriculture sectors' productivity, restore and preserve soil quality in farming communities, reduce the impact of natural disasters, particularly landslides, and provide school feeding assistance:1. Sfl built or restored 151,000 meters of irrigation canals and systems that enables the irrigation of thousands of acres of farm land. Sfl anticipates to see a greater stability in food production and access to food in the region. 2. Sfl built or renovated 746km of tertiary feeder roads that connect farm communities to markets, increasing the income potential of the farmers. In addition, the roads have reduced the time of transportation, which has also contributed to the improvement of the public health and ease of access to health facilities. The work on the roads also provided employment for 16,700 individuals. 3. The school feeding initiative identified a series of food insecure communities and, in collaboration with primary and middle schools, provided the children and their families with take-home food rations. 4. Natural disasters displaced many families in north and northeast afghanistan. Sfl was called-upon by the provincial governments to assist in providing potable water to displaced families. Sfl was able to tanker drinking water to displaced families. 5. The sfl microfinance and enterprise development team continued their work in farm communities of takhar and kunduz. Despite the security concern, the team has been able to work with farm communities and agribusinesses in the cycle of lending, loan processing and the necessary training and education and loan collection.
iraq program:the conflict between the government of iraq and the forces of kurdistan regional government against the attacks of the isis forces caused the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people. Sfl was called upon to provide potable water for one of the communities in which the displaced populations had settled. The sfl team was able to tanker water for 1,000 of the displaced families (or about 5,000 people).