Som Aid Mission (SAM)  is changing Somalia through a range of projects and initiatives in four key impact areas


SOMAID, Somali Aid Mission is a national Non-governmental NGO founded in 2000 in Beletweyne district, Hiraan region, by local Somali intellectuals and Diaspora Somali community members. The purpose is to provide sustainable livelihoods intervention opportunities to support the most vulnerable communities both in the urban and rural areas of South-Central Somalia consequently with access to better livelihoods, education, adequate primary health care, and employment opportunities, respect the ideals of universal human rights, peace, good-governance and eventually improved sustainable community development. The organization is registered under the Somali Interior Ministry in the Department of Humanitarian Affairs.



SOMAID envisages an economically strong and stable environment where the Somali society live in harmony and people respect the ideals of peace, good governance, rule of law, human rights and sustainable resource management.


Improved and sustaining livelihood of vulnerable communities in Somalia through environmentally sound interventions while focusing on equity, good governance, justice, democracy and human rights.


  1. Reduce malnutrition and food insecurity that cause irreparable damage to livelihoods, thereby reducing self-sufficiency through introducing sustainable food security and livelihoods improvement initiatives.
  2. Increase access to education for children from poor and vulnerable groups while strengthening the quality and capacity of teachers, teaching/learning environment and institutional
  3. Increased sustainable access to safe water and sanitation services for men, women and children in rural and peri-urban.
  4. Increase access to primary health care services to vulnerable groups and
  5. Increase public environmental awareness and advocacy through trainings, meetings, media
  6. Build the capacity of local CBOs, women groups, youth groups in better management practices, service delivery
  7. To enhance education and skills training access to youth and adults to promote employment opportunities.
  8. Enhance peace building, human rights and democracy
  9. Promote and advocate for gender sensitive approaches to enhance women’s rights and girl-child education and strengthen the participation and involvement of women and vulnerable groups in programs and
  10. Strengthen community capacity to cope with future shocks in disaster preparedness and management.
  11. Improve the protection of and respect for the human rights and dignity of vulnerable populations – with a special focus on IDPs, women, children and marginalized groups – through effective advocacy and the application of a rights-based approach across all sectors;
  12. Work with local communities and encourage management practices that conserve local natural resources.