The Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF) promotes a more peaceful, equitable Somalia by providing healthcare, education, shelter and access to sanitation to hundreds of displaced families.


Since 1983, we have operated Hope Village, where we offer care and community to thousands of Somalis, independent of their clan, gender, religious and political affiliation. Hope Village is located just outside of Mogadishu in the Afgooye Corridor - the world's capital of internally displaced people. Amidst continuing political and security issues in Somalia, Hope Village is a sanctuary for hundreds of Somali families. It is also a hub for innovation in the fields of Healthcare, Agriculture, Sanitation, Education and Governance.

Watch the story of Hope Village and its founder, the esteemed doctor and humanitarian, Dr. Hawa Abdi. 


DHAF is an independent non-profit organization that is registered as 501(c)(3) charitable organization in the United States. We are one of the oldest NGOs operating inside of Somalia, and over the last 30 years, hundreds of thousands of Somalis have come under our care. In Hope Village and beyond, we work to create sustainable projects that can be carried out by Somalis for Somalis.

Photos: Glamour Magazine; AU UN IST Tobin Jones


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