American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa (ARAHA)

Mission Statement

ARAHA strives to alleviate suffering and build self-reliant communities by providing humanitarian aid and empowering individuals in the Horn of Africa and here at home.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments In 2015, ARAHA served over 100,000 people in need. Specifically, we dug 21 water wells in remote areas of the Horn, serving a total of over 20,000 people; we distributed food to over 90,000; we provided monetary support to 217 orphans; we furthered the education of nearly 1,500 students through classroom-building, book distribution, and other education projects; we provided medical aid to over 13,200 people; we provided goats or cow to over 2,000 families as a way for them to have sustenance and income; and we provided disaster relief supplies to 2,000 people effected by drought and other problems in the Horn.
Current Goals - Opening office in Ethiopia - Buy Rig machines for two field offices - Start the construction of building donated community center The above are in addition to maintaining success in implementing our regular programs.
Community or Constituency Served ARAHA has grown a strong and robust network of field offices. In Isiolo, Kenya; Derdawa, Ethiopia; Khartoum, Sudan; and Mogadishu and Hargeisa, Somalia the organization has talented and dedicated teams who go out into the field to forge the relationships with communities that make ARAHA programs so successful. At all levels of the organization, ARAHA is intimately aware of the diverse needs present throughout the Horn. - See more at:
Geographic Area Served ARAHA serves those in need in the Horn of Africa--which we define as Somalia, Sudan, Kenya, and Ethiopia.

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Notes from the Council

Organization Last Reviewed on 10/31/2017

This date is representative of when we completed our initial Accountability Wizard® nonprofit review, and provided the organization with their results. This review is good for three years from the date provided
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3900 Jackson St. NE Ste. 10
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Phone: (763) 270-5351

General Information

Alternative Name: ARAHA
EIN: 41-1989714
Principal Staff: Mohamed Idris
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): 4 at HQ & 10 in field offices
Number of Volunteers: 25
Number of Clients: Over 100,000
Ruling Year: 2000


Board Chair: Adam Alamin
Number of Board Members: 9
Board Meetings with Quorum: 11
Average Member Attendance: 6.9

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