HIWA is a local Somali humanitarian organization that has been working in Somalia particularly in Hiran, Middle Shabelle, Lower Shabelle, Jubba Regions & Banadir region since it’s foundation in 1997.
After the phase out of the international community in 1995 a group of women in Hiran region with wide range knowledge of the Somali culture founded the organization in order to advocate for vulnerable women and children, peace/rights/protection, women empowerment, Relief and Development programs.
HIWA maintains its headquartered office in Beletwein the capital of Hiran region but it has branch office in Mogadishu the capital city of Somalia.HIWA‘s Board of Trustee consists of seven (7) members (individuals). READ MORE
Accountability: Believe in being accountable to and being held accountable by community and other stakeholders.
Dignity: Care the quality of being worthy of respect/honor.
Integrity: We work in an honest manner.
Commitment: We keep the interest of the community ahead of the own interests.
Transparency: To be open, be clear with the community and donors.
To alleviate the suffering of vulnerable women groups, war affected children and young people in south central Somalia through provision of education opportunities, Protection, Shelter, Food or NFI program support, as well offering technical assistance and training support on development maintenance
To raise the living standard of the vulnerable women, children and young people by supporting/mobilizing their conscious awareness on ownership feeling and transforming them on self-reliance.
Wonderful work that HIWA has done for the community.Hassan Ali
HIWA empowered me,I am not buying clothes anymore because I make my own tie and dye.Amina Abdi
HIWA gave Somali woman hope and strength to rise from the ashes.Zahra
An opportunity knocked on my door one sunny day, when several people came by my home in Boondheere; they identified themselves as CISP staff and asked if I would be interested in joining a vocational training program that they were offering. I actually agreed.Maryan
I am now trained and have gained different skills. I am able to pay my children’s school fees.Amina