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.
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.
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.