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Khadarlis

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Causes: Disaster Aid, Economic Development, International, International Development, Microfinance, Rural Economic Development

Mission: Khadarlis is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with communities, children and families worldwide to alleviate poverty and social inequality. Khadarlis is motivated by the fact that some of our board members have families and ties to the country and the communities we serve. We actively fight the conditions of the poor and disenfranchised as a demonstration of unconditional love for all.

Results: Our work started with Jimmi, Senehun, Kpawama and Bandajuma in the Bargbo Chiefdom in the Bo District of Sierra Leone. We have since expanded our outreach and currently have active projects in Sierra Leone, Guatemala and Rhode Island. Khadarlis’ goal is to reinstitute civil infrastructure. Since 2007, our organization has focused on education, water and sanitation, health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, agriculture, solar electricity and housing in Sierra Leone. Khadarlis is proud to collaborate with Niños Del Lago in Panajachel, Guatemala to provide educational/school resources to the newly built summer camp. Here, children will enjoy a summer camp experience similar to those found in the U.S., which incorporates a positive educational curriculum and respect for the environment. Khadarlis will match all educational materials sent to Sierra Leone to Niños Del Lago. Locally, the Khadarlis Community Outreach Center serves the greater Providence area. We are partnered with state community action agencies to provide free household goods to low-income and homeless Rhode Islanders moving into homes or apartments. Our organization collaborates with Gifts in Kind-International – also known as Good360 – and receives donated items from stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond for distribution through the program. Qualifying applicants can select up to five items to help them transition into their new residence.

Target demographics: Villages in Sierra Leone, West Africa; low-income children in Guatemala; low-income children and adults in Providence, Rhode Island

Direct beneficiaries per year: 200-400 persons

Geographic areas served: Sierra Leone; Guatemala; Providence, Rhode Island

Programs: Our organization works through strategic partnerships and applies advocacy, catalytic assistance, innovation, participatory and right-based approaches to development work. We work by promoting civic empowerment, self-help and self-sufficiency for economic and sustainable development. Our past projects have included community empowerment through building and sustaining wells, local community centers and schools, as well as supplementing medical supplies to peripheral health units.

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Community Stories

69 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 4

As a retired SCORE member. I nurtured Khadarlis in their beginning stages of their registration for their 501c3. The organization have done a great job making a name for themselves and they are heading in the right direction. More education and awareness will help them a great deal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Hello khadarlis, thank you for inviting me to write a review about your work. Over the last five years or so khadarlis asked me to be a mentor to them when they first started. Aisha and Darlis are the driving forces behind the great work that they do. I took my job seriously and help them till I got ill two years ago and could not really work. Great organization and striving to succeed. Good luck Khadarlis.

Donor

Rating: 5

When khadarlis first started in 2007, I was one of the few donors that believed in them. They have proved themselves and hold high esteem in my eyes.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Me and my family were homeless, we were referred to khadrlis by Providence Community Action, they welcomed us and made us feel like we belong and really helped us with household donation. Thanks khadarlis.

Ekubolageh T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is a wonderful organization that does work in rural Sierra Leone. It's been several years since the devatating civil war and though there has been progress, there is still a lot to be done. Khardalis as an organization has catered to the many needs of these rural communities. There work has ranged from providing clean water in areas that once had none, to empowering women to be equal partners in their communities, to helping to build schools. These are just some of the things Khardalis has done to further progress in an area that needs it desperately. We need more organizations like Khardalis around because the world can use it. Thanks for what you've done, what you are doing, and for all you will do in the future. Why do i appreciate the work that Khardalis has done? Because i have been to some of these areas and seen the needs of these people. It's very needed and they are providing help. Humanity benefits when organizations do the kind of work they do. I know how difficult the work is because i am a member of another Non-profit organization(Kushe Soccer). Continue spreading the love and helping people. They need you, we look up to you, and the world can use more organizations like Khardalis.

Camille V.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Distance does not play a significant role when you're passionate about helping others. Khadarlis clearly validates this saying and Aisha, its inspirator, embodies it. The projects contribute to sustainable development initiatives that come from the local communities Khadarlis serves and thus promote the spirit that is already present but needs an extra push to materialize in the concrete projects that you can witness while walking through the communities Khadarlis helps. As managing director of AMAIDI, an international organization supporting local communities worldwide by adding to the capacity of the organizations that serve these communities, I wholeheartedly support Khadarlis' work and hope that we can work together for a long time to come for the benefit of the people that are assisted in their struggle to escape the negative spiral of poverty and all its ugly faces.

Gis B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I personally believe that if you have the passion for what you do, then the fruits will be amazing, and that is exactly what happens with Khadarlis for Sierra Leone. Khadarlis has been succesfully shared that passion with all of the people that is part of Khadarlis, because of all the wonderful work they do by helping in so many ways, giving to a whole community all the tools and instructional guide they need to be succesful at surviving and thriving! I admire the work and passion of all the people that is hands on day by day giving their life and soul to others, to our brothers and sisters. I gladly put my grain of sand in the Kadarlis shore.

2 alhadiz2001

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Since I started working with Khadarlis, I have realised that the lives of many has been touched in a more positive way. khadarlis has been very instrumental in reaching the far distance to helping the needy especially children and the aged. By providing drinking water wells for several villages and disitributing used clothing to displaced population within the region such as Bargbo Chiefdom has immensely helped to alleviate some of the unmet needs faced by these people. Khadarlis has also embarked on sensitising the youths and focused a lot on the benefits of education especially for the girl child. There is a saying that 'if you educate a woman, you have educated a nation'

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked with Khadarlis for a service learning project this year. Working with them was by far one of the most rewarding activities I have experienced. We hope our project will have a long term positive impact on the organization. Their impact in the providence community is clearly seen as well as their impact in impoverished communities around the world. Overall this is an amazing organization that deserves more recognition, I definitely recommend volunteering and contributing to Khadarlis' mission.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have helped Khadarlis as part of a Service Learning project for a management course and i have been amazed at how much Khadarlis does for the community and Sierra Leone. We have loved doing whatever we can to help Khadarlis and have gotten much out of our project and is very self fulfilling.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently doing a service learning project with khadarlis for my management 200 class from bryant university. I have enjoyed working with them thoughout the project. During the project I have worked on there social media campaign, specifically Facebook, Twitter, and linkedin. I have also contacted businesses around the providence smithfield Rhode island area inorder to establish connections with them. As of now Target in lincoln, ri have donated a 25$ gift card to khadarlis.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Khadarlis is an amazing nonprofit organization. They do amazing things for the local community and for the people in Sierra Leone. I have been working with Khadarlis for the past 3 months for a service learning project and it is clear that they are very dedicated to their work. They benifit the lives of many people and deserve more recognition.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We, Team Khadarlis have been working with Khadarlis for 3 months now, and we have learnt so much for the volunteers, the kids, and the whole family atmosphere. They are doing a great job helping the Sierra Leone community and the Providence Community. They are truly one of a kind. Team Khadarlis is a service learning team from Bryant University, and we have helped with Social Media, Raising awareness, and sending resources into Sierra Leone to help the kids and families live better lives.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My humanitarian effort is interested in the well-beings of not just those in his native Sierra Leone but throughout the world and the different West Africa Countries like Liberia, Guinea, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria , Senegal and ivory Cost.
As an international Human Rights Activist , I have cultivated life of fighting every day to uphold the rule of law in my home country because i believe it is the strongest weapon against dictator and a formidable guild to good citizenship in all nations. I have be following the incredible work that this great charity is doing in the US and my home country Sierra Leone

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I come to khadarlis to do my homework. After we are done doing homework we study we are allowed to play games and talk.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I come to khadarlis to do my home work and play. My name is ISAI PRINCE.

Gilgamesh M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This store and the people who run it are wonderful peopl. They are always helping the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i come to khadarlis to do my homework. After that if i finish my homework and i get most of the questions right we will play games and have fun. Also when we are done we practice our times table to get better.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i like to come here to get help with problems im having and im able to use the internet to do various things.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

i come here to use the computers for job searching

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Khadarlis is trying to make the lives of children and their academic work successful.

Donor

Rating: 5

I've been donating IT services for the past several months to Khadarlis. It is absolutely amazing what these people accomplish on so little. They truly care about their community, and strive to do all they can with the little that they have. I strongly urge anyone to support this worthwhile organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Khadarlis is an amazing organization filled with such loving, caring and generous individuals. The work they do for the Rhode Island community and those in Sierra Leone is very admirable and I will continue to volunteer with them because of that.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working for khdarlis has been the most fulfilling thing in my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Khadarlis is such a positive space to be in. Aisha is such a super motivated ambitious leader that it is hard not to get passionate about the cause Khadarlis is trying to achieve. In my time at khadarlis I can honestly say that is has been my absolute pleasure !!

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I am just short of words! My volunteering to serve Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is one of the huge sacrifices that I enjoy giving to a noble cause like what lies in the mission of the organisation. Having listened to the story behind the creation of this nonprofit, I was glued to help my own little way to move the initiative to the next level that would enable the mission to fulfill its objectives for those vulnerable groups out there in those obscure and remote villages in Sierra Leone. Khadarlis role as the voice of the voiceless, the advocate for those vulnerable groups- the rural women who bear the brunt of the worlds' poverty, those orphaned children from the ruins of the Blood Diamond Conflict, all need to tell their stories to the world and Khadarlis for Sierra Leone championing such noble causes to improve the lives of others is just irresistible for me.

Ty H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is an amazing organization for several reasons. The first that comes to mind is the devotion and commitment that its founders and members have. From day one, I understood how much of a difference I was going to make in the lives of those living in Sierra Leone. Khadarlis was very young when I volunteered, however, my team and I (we were working through Bryant University's Service Learning Project for Management) were able to accomplish much more than we expected. Aisha easily showed us how important Khadarlis for Sierra Leone's mission was and still is. We caught the "Khadarlis bug," and some of our team members actually continued to volunteer past the semester's end. Finally, I want to emphasize how professional, flexible, energized and motivating Khadarlis for Sierra Leone is. I am so appreciative for the opportunity to work with Khadarlis, and I know many others who have had similar experiences. As soon as I have more free time, I'm going to volunteer again!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Khadarlis was one of those perfect situations that happened at a great time! I was looking for a place to further a personal mission to help others in the world. On my search for a place to volunteer I came across Khadarlis. I can honestly say Khadarlis has been like family! They welcomed me right in, and working alongside them has been nothing short of amazing. I am so happy I came across them, and I'm so excited about what the future will bring for Khadarlis !!!

1 Serina I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They instantly felt like family. I have just begun and I can't wait to see what this experience will bring.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Although Khadarlis is a small organization, it has big plans and objectives. Everyone involved -- from the administrative assistant to the founder -- is dedicated to Khadarlis' mission. Since the organization will now serve the local community, I only see growth an new opportunity to help those in need. If you're interested in giving back and feeling inspired, I recommend Khadarlis to start. Regardless of your skills, you'll be able to apply any talent to a great cause!

Diana20

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's rare that you find a non-profit that works to improve the situation in faraway countries that actually gets things done. Khadarlis does. Even though most of their work has been focused in a relatively small group of villages, but their list of accomplishments- new dwellings, new library for the school, basket of food for every household. Plus they also work to help out their local community by allowing visitors to use their computers for job searches and homework and stuff like that. Khadarlis is small, but it's growing, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. They're also very open to ideas and feedback from volunteers, even ones who are just starting out. Definitely a good place to volunteer if you want to make a difference and learn how to run organizations.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I found Khadarlis while browsing the web for volunteer opportunities. As someone who is looking to break into philanthropic work in the future, I thought volunteering with a small "start-up"like Khadarlis would be a great experience and give me insight into the kind of work it takes to start a nonprofit organization. When I went in for my interview with Aisha, I was blown away by the work they are doing for Sierra Leone. This kind of grassroots work is inspiring and hugely impactful. To me, even to be able to write blog posts for them, highlighting the issues they face and the work they are doing, means a lot. The people I have worked with there are helpful, kind and understanding, and I have loved being part of this organization since I started there in the beginning of this year.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I needed to do community service, and last minute called them. They were nice and did everything within reason to make me feel like I belong.