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To motivate the local population to actively participate in the projects design and to create a future that can make everyone happy in the long term.

Creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live; Children are taking care of, the less fortunate step-by-step build an autonomous and more secure future, build progressive self-reliance communities and provide healthcare/rehabilitative care services.

Seeking to put God’s love into action by providing hope and resources to those without life essentials. It is our mission to prolong the healing mission of Christ. Christ, while on earth went about doing good.

Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation believes in transformation of lives and development of communities and to see the quality of lives transformed, championing social reforms for better living conditions

We engage in humanitarian services to the indigent. Imparting life among the poor in rural communities focusing on the orphans, displaced, vulnerable youths and widows, feeding and clothing the insane roaming the street. Eighty per cent (80%) beneficiaries of this foundation are street hawkers, Orphans, school dropouts and widows who have no one to care for them. Some of them who are gifted in different fields of life have been turned to street hawkers. We picked them up so as to restore hope and confidence in them and to assist them to actualize their potentials to be resourceful both in the community, the Church and the nation at large; because in them we see future leaders of tomorrow.

We adopt a holistic approach in providing healthcare and rehabilitative care services to people, bringing succor to the less privileged through financial aid with the help of friends to start small scale businesses, providing scholarship to indigent students and aiding skills development in the communities. All these and many more were voluntary work. Humanitarian services to mentally deranged (Insane).

SOHF’s aims and objectives are:

  • To meet the unmet needs of the vulnerable and to identify ongoing communities need.
  • To bring succour to the less privileged through empowerment scheme.
  • To provide scholarship to indigent students among the less privileged.
  • To help youths among the less privileged acquire skills and vocational training.
  • To build progressive self-reliant communities by adopting a holistic approach in providing healthcare/rehabilitative care services.
  • To feed the mentally disordered people.

SOHF has worked and continue to work with communities to achieve participative democracy, sustainable development, rights, economic opportunity, equality and social justice. Its goal is to build communities based on justice, equity and mutual respect. The under listed are the areas we have been able to make impact in the communities:

  • Community Empowerment Initiative (CEI):

 Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian’s Community Empowerment Initiative is aimed at increasing access to social change and to support, through funding and volunteer assistance, the development of community-based project with the ultimate purpose to creating a better life for the community.

We have had the Women and youths Empowerment activities with over 10 communities in the past since our inception, our empowerment package comes with several Entrepreneurship workshops and loans in phases of 1, 2, 3 & 4, as the women and youths progress. The loan is to be utilized for the first 6 months as moratorium (without refund), before the loan amount is distributed over the following 12 months without interest. Over these periods, we will keep in-touch with the women/youths helping them solve their business headaches through our field entrepreneurs to ensure that their businesses are doing well.

  • Women Empowerment Initiative (WEI)

Women empowerment initiative is dedicated to enabling women and Youths to enhance and develop their quality of life and become architects of their future by presenting opportunities for economic transformation, thereby strengthening families and transforming communities. Through a unique combination of loans and technical assistance i.e. Entrepreneurial Empowerment Initiative, Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation reaches out to women and youths in various communities

  • Youth Empowerment Initiative (YEI)

The Youth Empowerment Initiative is an aspect of Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian foundation that empowers and educates youths using proven models or ideas. They seek to empower the youths through educational enlightenment programs; Computer training programs, workshop and seminars, skill acquisition programs etc., in order to advance youth for self-development and capacity building of our nation.

  • Education Empowerment Initiative (EEI)

The Educational Empowerment Initiative of Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation has the primary mission to upgrade the quality of education and social benefits in youths and to reduce unemployment among youths. Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one’s awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one’s rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen. Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. A child will go to school only if the family, particularly the mother, is assured of healthcare and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation. Our objective is to offer good qualitative education, total family care and rekindle hope for their creation; thereby reintegrating them back into the society as resourceful citizens. We therefore soliciting for your support and encouragement. We are besieged with challenges in training them and to give them qualitative education. Disaster Response

Thank you for your interest in Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Response program. Every year, natural disasters, war and civil unrest displace millions of people around the world from their homes. Through SOHF Disaster Risk Reduction and Response program, and with the help of volunteers and donors like you, we are able to provide shelter assistance, education, training and partnerships to the affected individuals who find themselves in unthinkable situations. When a disaster strikes, the loss of a home can leave you at your most vulnerable. SOHF works to rebuild communities in these circumstances, moving them from ruin to recovery.

We focus our response in several ways:

  • Housing needs arising from natural disasters and emergency conflicts, including sustainable shelter and housing solutions.
  • Education, training and partnership solutions to those in need of our relief services.
  • Expertise in technical information, program design and implementation, and disaster response policies, protocols and procedures.
  • Preventative support and information for disaster-prone areas.
  • Year-round preparedness efforts to ensure we are ready when something happens.
  • The most basic needs become both scarce and dire in the event of an emergency: health, water, shelter, sanitation, livelihoods, safety and education, among others. We believe that safe, reliable shelter provides the foundation from which all of these things can begin to re-emerge during the relief and rebuilding process.

Therefore, within our Disaster Risk Reduction and Response program, we have instituted the Pathways to Permanence strategy. This blueprint allows us to guide individuals and families through the necessary steps in taking back more control of their living situation following a tragedy, including erecting an emergency shelter, accessing or affirming land rights, improving a transitional shelter solution, defining next steps for a disaster damaged house or expanding a new housing solution. It is also crucial in these emergency situations that various organizations are working together rather than separately.

Fortunately, most of us will never experience this kind of aftermath ourselves. However, we need ready and able hands to help us respond when the need arises. Please consider joining us in work that brings stability to displaced people. Through caring and hard-working volunteers and the generosity of donors, we are able to exponentially increase our efforts when it counts the most.


SOHF has helped a lot of farmers offers vital help to people in need, and the community. Helping others can help you reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. While it’s true that the more you help, the more benefits you’ll experience, humanitarian aid doesn’t have to involve a long-term commitment or take a huge amount of time out of your busy day. Giving in even simple ways can help others those in need and improve your health and happiness.

One of the better-known benefits of humanitarianism is the impact on the community. SOHF has for the past seven years reaching out to people who are in dare need of help. One thing about humanitarian aid is that, it allows you to connect to your community and make it a better place. Even helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals, and organizations in need. And humanitarian is a two-way street: It can benefit you and your family as much as the cause you choose to help. Dedicating your time as a humanitarian helps you make new friends, expand your network, and boost your social skills.

  • Access to Safe Water

The contamination of water bodies like;(Oceans, Seas, Lakes, Rivers, Aquifers, and groundwater) as a result of water pollution is usually caused due to human activities, which have brought a change in the physical, chemical or biological properties of water.  Two billion people or more worldwide drink unsafe water, which is detrimental and have had tremendous consequences on any living organism.  During emergencies, we tried our best to supply water into affected areas and install storage tanks and reservoirs. One billion people lack access to improved sanitation. More than 3% of all child deaths can be prevented on daily basis with safe water and sanitation. But with recent development and digital age, there has been tremendous progress, people gained access to an improved drinking water source. But there are still remote communities Where water is scarce or unsafe, we drill and decontaminate wells, install hand-pumps, protect natural springs, tap aquifers, rehabilitate damaged infrastructure, and pipe water into hard-to-reach villages and communities. To prevent outbreaks of disease during a crisis, our teams distribute hygiene kits and build latrines and hand-washing stations. In communities at risk, we construct water filters made from basic materials and teach healthy practices like hand-washing, cooking with clean utensils, and drawing water from protected sources. Our commitment to community participation ensures long-term capacity: we train community-based water committees to manage their water and sanitation infrastructure themselves, and organize village health teams to model good sanitation and hygiene practices for their communities long after we leave an area. Reaching out to people gives you the opportunity to practice and develop your social skills, since you are meeting regularly with a group of people with common interests. Once you have momentum, it’s easier to branch out and make more friends and contacts. Children watch everything you do. By giving back to the community, you show them first-hand how humanitarian aid makes a difference and how good it feels to help other people and enact change. It’s also a valuable way for you to get to know organizations in the community and find resources and activities for your children and family.

  • Construction and Renovation

SOHF is having an ongoing project for vocational an empowerment centre. We are in need of help to bring it to completion. researchers have discovered that being helpful to others delivers immense pleasure. Human beings are hard-wired to give to others. The more we give, the happier we feel.

You are doing well for others and the community, which provides a natural sense of accomplishment. Your role as a humanitarian by can also give you a sense of pride and identity. And the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to have a positive view of your life and future goals.

Yes, the organization has developed a principle upon which she carries out her humanitarian assistance:

  • Demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ.
  • Focus on, feeding, giving succour to less privileges and vulnerable.
  • Advocate for affordable housing.
  • Promote dignity and hope.
  • Support sustainable and transformative development.

The Foundation employs the acronym SMART: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound, a way of evaluating its goal and objectives. The Foundation is optimistic that before the end of five years will feed a minimum of ten thousand (10000) vulnerable/ homeless, malnourished children, indigent and less privileged in the society:  To empower a minimum of ten thousand (10000) entrepreneurial and vocational skills. To give at least five thousand (5000) scholarship to indigent students among the less privileged in the society. To provide a minimum of three thousand healthcare and rehabilitative care services to indigent and vulnerable.

C-Continuous Improvement: We achieve innovation in clinical and operational excellence through the application of knowledge gained through discovery and lifetime learning. We believe collaboration is the only way to end childhood hunger.

A-Accountability: We accept responsibility for processes and outcomes so that we earn the trust and confidence of those we work with and serve.

R-Respect: We treat others with dignity, care and compassion, valuing diverse perspectives. we believe in treating each child and family in the communities where we work with value and worth.

E-Excellence: We consistently provide the highest quality patient care experience utilizing evidence based practices to ensure patient safety and exceptional quality and service. We commit to the highest standards of conduct and ethical practice.

S-Stewardship: We responsibly use the resources entrusted to us, adding value to the communities we live in and serve. we respect our donors’ intentions and promote responsible stewardship of the resources they entrust to us.

Our Christian faith leads us to believe every person is created in God’s image and deserves life in all its fullness. In our work around the world, we see children being kept from reaching their full potentials. We are called to be witnesses and serve as a reflection of God’s unconditional love bringing into action the components of faith; the affective, the cognitive and the practical in all our mission and goals.

Faith-based organizations engage with local faith communities for the benefit of donors and recipients of aid, by adhering to the moral imperative to provide assistance to all people in need regardless of faith, upholding international humanitarian standards and principles, and also reinforcing a foundation of trust.

The primary duties of religion are that, they provide; spiritual, social, psychological and often material support for individuals and families. Since religion deals in “ultimate” matters, it helps people make sense of their lives, as well as their role in their families and in their communities.

No, Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation will not proselytize. Nor work with entities or individuals who insist on proselytizing as part of their work with SOHF. This means that SOHF will not offer assistance on the expressed or implied condition that people must adhere to or convert to a particular faith or listen and respond to messaging designed to induce conversion to a particular faith. if you are a religious organization and receive public money to run an emergency food distribution program, you may not serve only persons of your faith and turn away others.

 In addition, and as discussed above, you may not require those you serve to profess a certain faith or participate in religious activities, in order to receive the service, you provide for the Federal government. If you take Federal money you may not discriminate against a person seeking help who is eligible for the service. It may be that some people have chosen to receive services from your organization because it is faith-based, and they will be eager to participate.

 But faith-based organizations that receive direct Federal aid may not require program participants to attend or take part in any religious activities.  Although you may invite participants to join in your organization’s religious services or events, you should be careful to reassure them that they can receive government-funded help even if they do not participate in these activities, and their decision will have no bearing on the services they receive.  In short, any participation by recipients of taxpayer-funded services in such religious activities must be completely voluntary.  For example, a church that receives direct government aid to provide shelter to homeless individuals may not require those individuals to attend a Bible study or participate in a prayer preceding a meal as part of the government-funded services they provide. But they may invite those individuals to join them, so long as they make clear that their participation is optional.

Not at all, but, if someone asks you about your personal faith while you are providing a government-funded service, you may answer briefly.  But if you wish to have a longer discussion on matters of faith, you should set up a time to speak with that person later.  In this way, you avoid using government funds for what might be taken to be an inherently religious activity, and the program is kept on track.  But you also have an opportunity later to share your faith and explain why you do what you do. Worthy to note that, Faith-based organizations are engaged in a wide variety of activities beyond worship, most of which provide services and immediate benefits to needy individuals and families. More than half of all congregations participate. The approach they take most frequently is to support with donations and volunteer labor service delivery conducted by other types of organizations. The likelihood that they will become involved in this way appears to depend on several factors, including whether the congregation’s house of worship is in a poor neighborhood; whether the congregation has or can raise adequate resources, which depends importantly on its size (especially whether it is very large), and possibly on congregant income; its racial composition; its theological and political orientation; and pastoral leadership.

 Taken together, these factors suggest that independent participation in community development (i.e., without partners) is likely to be attractive to only a small fraction of congregations.  To engage with maximum effect, they will generally need to work through a separately incorporated nonprofit entity, and fostering such an entity makes special demands on congregations. Despite their limited numbers, however, those congregations could make significant contributions to community development. Larger faith-based organizations, particularly those affiliated with major denominations, have some experience in housing and community economic development, both directly and through their social investments.

If grantee or subgrantee staff reviewed the materials to be used in their department-funded program but have remaining concerns as to whether the materials are neutral to religion, they may contact their State or Department program office that awarded the grant or sub grant through the program’s project officer or other responsible official with their concern.

Other examples of explicitly religious activities and materials include devotional exercises, production or dissemination of devotional guides or other religious materials, and counseling in which counselors introduce religious content. More specifically, devotional booklets for a youth in an educational support program, or the provision of 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous booklets in a supportive services program, are examples that are explicitly religious. While it is not feasible to develop a comprehensive list of “explicitly religious activities,” each of these are examples of activities of that are not religiously neutral because they promote or endorse religion to beneficiaries.

Yes. Any reference to religion should be viewed in its full context to determine whether the activity is neutral to religion, and whether there are instances in which religious references made by program administrators, instructors, or officials are neutral to religion. For example, grantee staff may not provide devotional religious instruction, but, where consistent with the purposes of the program, they may reference religion in other ways. For example, Instructors in a program for neglected and delinquent youth may note that, for some youth, values will spring from religious beliefs and traditions. In conflict mitigation programs, grantee staff may cite the fact that principles of nonviolence are anchored in the teachings of a variety of faiths. Just as public schools may teach about religion, such as the history of religion, comparative religion, literary and other analysis of the Bible and other religious text, and the role of religion in the history of the United States and other countries, grantee staff may discuss religion in these ways. In such cases, the aim is not to indoctrinate a particular faith but to take notice of the fact that religion plays important roles in the lives of some individuals and communities.


These terms are often used interchangeably, but they all mean different things. Nonprofit means the entity, usually a corporation, is organized for a nonprofit purpose. 501(c)(3) means a nonprofit organization that has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs.

Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation is in partnership with GlobalGiving as the mother organization. GlobalGiving is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in the United States. Donations to the organization is tax-deductible.  SOHF has been successfully registered in the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) in Nigeria as has been issued a Tax Identification Number (TIN).

We utilize whatever we receive from our benefactors/benefactresses in taking care of the vulnerable and disaster affected communities, the less privileged through empowerment scheme, scholarship to indigent students among the less privileged, empowering  the youths among the less privileged in helping them acquire skills and vocational training, building progressive self-reliant communities by adopting a holistic approach in providing healthcare/rehabilitative care services, and to feed the mentally disordered people.

The ‘governance’ of an organization refers to the direction, control and accountability of an organization.  Particular legal obligations apply to the governance of organizations. Governance is undertaken by the committee or board of the organization. Governance can be distinguished from ‘management’ in an organization.  Generally, the role and responsibility of an organization’s board or committee is to govern the organization, and the role and responsibility of the management or executive team is to manage the organization. Some community organizations that may not have paid employees, or few members, can struggle to distinguish between the governance roles and management roles in an organization. This distinction is very important. Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian foundation board members carry out the following roles for the smooth running of the organization;

  1. Set and maintain vision, mission and values
  2. Develop strategy:

The trustee board is responsible for establishing the essential purpose or mission of the organization. They are also responsible for guarding its vision and values. Together, the charity board and chief executive officer develop long-term strategy. Meeting agendas reflect the key points of the strategy to keep the organization on track.

  1. Establish and monitor policies.

The trustee board creates policies to govern organizational activity. These cover:

  • Guidance for staff
  • Systems for reporting and monitoring
  •  An ethical framework for everyone connected with the organization
  • Conduct of trustees and board business
  1. Set up employment procedures

The charity trustee board creates comprehensive, fair and legal personnel policies. These protect the organization and those who work for it. They cover:

  • Recruitment
  • Support
  • Appraisal
  • Remuneration
  • Discipline
  • Ensure compliance with governing document

The governing document is the rulebook for the organization. The board makes sure it is followed. In particular, the organization’s activities must comply with its charitable objectives.

  1. Ensure accountability

The board should ensure that the organization is accountable as required by law to:

  • The Charity Commission
  • The Inland Revenue
  • Customs and Excise
  • The Registrar of Companies (if it is a company limited by guarantee).
  • The board also needs to make certain that the organization is accountable to donors, beneficiaries, staff, volunteers, and the general public. This means publishing annual reports and accounts and communicating effectively.
  1. Ensure compliance with the law

The board is responsible for making sure that all the organization’s activities are legal.

  1. Maintain proper fiscal oversight

The board is responsible for effectively managing the organization’s resources so it can meet its charitable objects. It:

  • Secures sufficient resources to fulfil the mission

Monitors spending

  • Approves the annual financial statement and budget

Provides insurance to protect the organization from liability

  • Seeks to minimize risk
  • Participates in fundraising (in some organizations)

Ensures legal compliance

  1. Select, manage and support the chief executive

The board creates policy covering the employment of the chief executive. It selects and supports the chief executive and reviews his or her performance.

  1. Respect the role of staff

The board recognizes and respects the domain of staff responsibility. At the same time, it creates policy to guide staff activities and safeguard the interests of the organization.

  1. Maintain effective board performance

The board keeps its own house in order. It takes steps to establish:

  • Productive meetings
  • High standards of trustee conduct
  • Effective committees with adequate resources
  • Development activities
  • Recruitment and induction processes
  • Regular performance reviews
  • Partnership with consultants where necessary.
  1. Promote the organization

Through its own behaviour, governance oversight and activities on behalf of the organization the governing board enhances and protects the reputation of its organization. Board members are good ambassadors for the organization.

Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian celebrates special events, but, that does not mean that it is only during special events we carry out our humanitarian services. SOHF believes that, being a humanitarian is about action, you must be actively engage in promoting human welfare and social reforms, without prejudice with human suffering on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, religious or national divisions. The primary goal of a Humanitarian is to save lives, relieve suffering, Value human welfare, Free yourself from any prejudices, maintain a professional demeanor, Seek and embrace new experiences, challenges and maintain human dignity. Here ae the special events we celebrate on yearly basis:

Major events of Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation

1) Youths/ Widows Empowerment scheme (Entrepreneurship)

Period: January 1st through 10th of January.

Activities: Community Outreach, Health care services and Hospital visitation, Empowerment scheme, visitation to prison yard, taking care of the insane roaming the street.

2) Celebration of the Foundation’s Inauguration day

Period: 22nd of April through 29th of April.

Activities: Community Outreach, health care services and Hospital visitation, Empowerment scheme, visitation to prison yard, Orphanage homes, taking care of the insane roaming the street.

3) Celebration of the Founder’s Priestly Anniversary

Period: 30th of July through 8th of August.

Activities: Community Outreach, Health care services and Hospital visitation, Empowerment scheme, visit to prison yard, Orphanage homes, taking care of the insane roaming the street.

4) Celebration of the Founder’s Birthday

Period: 12th of December through 21st of December.

Activities: Community Outreach, Health care services and Hospital visitation, Empowerment scheme, visit to prison yard, Orphanage homes, taking care of the insane roaming the street.

Capacity building is a continual process that takes multiple forms. You may improve your organization’s capacity through programmatic reorganization, strategic planning, and recruitment of support staff and volunteers to assist with day-to-day operations. It is important to continue to build upon and make adjustments to your programmatic organization.   Establishing a board and board chair to assist in recruiting a diverse core membership and subcommittees to support the executive director and organization provides support for everyday functions.    The board (not the founder) should be involved in hiring major positions to ensure the organization is on target to meet proposed funding initiatives, goals and objectives, and the two- to five-year strategic plan.

It is our vision to purchase enough hectares of land where we can build Ultra-modern old peoples rehabilitative care home, Nurses and Doctors quarters, administrative Block, Visitors Lodge, Orphanage home, purchase massaging machines, medical equipment, ambulance, truck, equipment for food production, processing and packaging etc. At the meantime, we have been partnering with a company which is costing us a huge amount of money.  the main focus will be on raising funds, thereby using a more structured approach, allowing us to grow. It is our belief that before the 2025 all our prospects will be actualized.

Furthermore, we are constantly supporting smaller projects, aiming to improve the quality of life of individuals or their entire families with this micro-project approach and help shape the selected villages of both communities we are working on. We will largely implement these projects with moderate financial resources (USD 100 – USD 2000 per project).

The future of poor children, youths, widows’ and Vulnerable living along the street is in darkness. Due to a lack of education and proper care and empowerment, the aforementioned have become a prey and liabilities to the societies, some have engaged themselves into stolen loot, have addictions, prostitutions, have gone the way of crime, because alienating get them from all over the place. These less privileged need love, happiness, counselling and guidance.

1) Educational sponsorship:  we have a lot of students who are orphans. After the death of their parents they dropped out of school. They are longing to continue with their academic pursuit but no one to assist. Besides, eighty percent of the beneficiaries of this foundation are street hawkers, we picked them up to refined them for a better society. As it stands, the number are increasingly multiplying on daily basis. As the foundation grows, due to Covid-19 pandemic most of our benefactors/benefactress have not been meeting up with the demand of financial assistance, we solicit for your assistance to enable us reach out to them. To train a child for one year for feeding, maintenance, health, and scholarship cost $2195. For the time being, we have more than forty students on scholarship and many on vocational and entrepreneurial skills.) Help Vulnerable children access basic education and basic healthcare facilities. You can sponsor a child by donating no matter how small. Drops of water make a full bucket.

2) Welfare: Foodstuff, provision, toiletries, and school materials are part of our daily challenges.  We will appreciate your gifted items: food stuff, Relief materials, Medications etc. Together and united in heart, we will change the world to be a better place for living.

3) Mobility: We also appeal for a mobility to enable us to reach out to those children in remote villages. We need a strong car (truck) that can assist us to convey food materials to them. and to carry out our humanitarian assistance to the needy.

4) Medicals: a lot of funds are being spent seasonally. We are in need of help to be able to give them medical attention and to foot their medical bills.

5) Equipment for vocational and Entrepreneurial skills.: The foundation runs a food processing packaging as a way of getting funds to help the less privileges and to train the students. We have been partnering with a company in processing our food items for sales. We need to build our own factory, a way of helping those that have skill acquisition to acquaint themselves with entrepreneurial skill so as to be useful to themselves and society.

6) Water: Clean water is essential for a healthy life. Unfortunately, many Cambodians have no access to purified drinking water. Therefore, in regions where permanent potable water supplies cannot be guaranteed, there is a need for water reserves. We carefully calculate the required budget and have created some blueprints. It is only when this phase has been completed that we can implement the plans.

The water should   be collected efficiently. Important are, for example, the canopies, from which one can collect a lot of water during the rainy season. Also, in the vicinity of the reservoir, lids are lined with a special film in order to conduct further water into the reservoir with a filter system. The following points must necessarily be included in the final planning:

  1. The number of people who will actually use the reservoir
  2. Average rainfall per year in this area
  3. Area calculations for roof drainage as well as for the maximum volume flow
  4. Geological conditions

5.Political and cultural situation on the ground, as well as avoiding, or preventing corruption

In order for the project to function as efficiently as possible, a water treatment plant is also to be

installed. We also rely on the cooperation of our local volunteers and experts in this project.

All these and many more are the pressing problems and challenges facing us. We believe with you; we can do more.


We need each other to grow. Individuals and organizations can make partnerships. A partnership can exist between two organizations, an organization and an individual, a group of five organizations and 30 individuals, or any other combination you can think of. Donors have a basis for becoming partners if they are able to agree on a purpose, a task, a project, or a desired outcome which meets the interests of all partners and can be achieved better, faster, or more efficiently if they unite their efforts. Finding a common agenda is a fundamental starting point.

 Partner individuals or organizations do not necessarily share the same mission or ultimate goal. The Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation may find it in their interest to work with an organization that has a stated mission other than building open society, such as economic development, children’s welfare, or environmental protection. In fact, most donors have a narrower or targeted mission than the broad aim and objectives of SOHF. Partners can bring different things to their partnership. These might be funds, goods, services, technical assistance, technology transfer, training opportunities, implementation capacity, legitimacy, publicity, access, or information.


 Partners do not always bring equal things and equal shares. Often, they contribute complementary resources to the partnership, depending on their capacity and strengths. If partners are to collaborate successfully, however, they must bring some trust in each other and in the partnership. Partnerships can be highly structured or less formal. Some partnerships take the form of a new, ad hoc organization or independent project built from the partnership. Other partnerships may be a less structured collaboration of efforts. Whether the structure is “tight” or “loose,” it is essential that the partners know what they expect from each other and what they want to achieve together.


 Partners can join their efforts in many ways. Some of the partnership arrangements most used or most likely to be used by Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian foundation are described below:

Seed funding and pilot projects

  • Begin with an idea that needs to be tested or started on a small scale
  • Are started by a lead partner, with the expectation that others will join later
  • Necessitate involvement of potential partners in early stages
  • Require documentation


Program replication and expansion

  • Are based on demand to reproduce a pilot project or widen program coverage
  • Require planning of process, resources, and implementation capacity
  • Are driven by initiator, partners, or stakeholders


Matching partnerships

  • Are used to enlist partners and multiply available resources
  • Can mobilize both funding and in-kind contributions
  • Are comprised of four types—pooling funds, parallel funding, in-kind matching, and fund-raising challenges
  • Can raise public visibility and expectations of matching partners
  • Are not necessarily on a 1:1 basis
  • Require documentation of contributions and publication of the partnership.


Collaborative program design and implementation

  • Are based on a common problem, priority, or need
  • Often require a lead partner or coordinator
  • Are more difficult when numerous donors are already implementing programs.


Comprehensive program strategy and multi-donor financing

  • Involve multiple donors around a broad, strategic aim
  • Are characterized by partners providing part of the funding required or implementing a project within the comprehensive plan
  • Are guided by strategic vision and comprehensive planning
  • Are often led by a large, international agency
  • Usually involve formal donor coordination
  • Require confidence of partners in common strategy and leadership
  • Can have high impact but slow implementation.


NGO working alliances

  • Are joint efforts of NGOs undertaken for the purpose of increasing impact
  • Emerge from networking in NGO community and may be able to leverage resources or influence priorities and programs of other donors.

Our Values; Involving people, applying knowledge and making things happen. Our vision to prolong the healing mission of Christ, to motivate the local population to actively participate in the design of our projects and to create a future that can make everyone happy in the long term. To help the less fortunate step-by-step in building an autonomous and more secure future. To build progressive self-reliance communities and provide healthcare/rehabilitative care services. The foundation welcomes everyone who wants to partner with the organization in pursuing the same goal and objectives.

 In a bid to actualize our Organization’s mission, vision and values, we conduct an open and honest evaluation of the organization’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats (SWOT).    A comprehensive SWOT analysis, when conducted properly, can assist in renewing and refreshing an organization’s strategic direction, business processes, and human resource development.   

SWOT can improve an organization’s ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. When conducting a SWOT analysis, remember the following tips: • Be realistic:    Make sure you assess your situation objectively.    It is better to be more pessimistic about weaknesses and threats and realistic about strengths and opportunities. •  Now versus future:    Distinguish between the state of your organization today and your expectations for the future. •  Simple:    Keep your SWOT matrix short and simple at first and then drill down for details.  Identifying major issues is the priority.    Then, as your programmatic goals and efforts expand, weigh items in order of importance based on your strategic plan, organizational growth, and sustainability.

SOHF’s financial statement is in the organization website.

Accounting – Preliminary Remarks.

The present financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the

provisions of US generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). For Non-Profit Organizations.

SOHF’s fiscal year starts from September 7 through August 31st of each reporting year. Though, in actual fact, the fiscal year supposed to start from January 1st through December 31st. This was as a result of a meeting with board of trustees, unanimously we agreed to choose September 7 as the beginning of our fiscal year and August 31 as the end of our fiscal year. This was so because, September 7, 2017 was the official registration and recognition and the given of certificate of Incorporation of the Incorporated Trustees of SOHF.

  1. In particular, the income statement is prepared according to the principle of gross
    accounting. As a result, fundraising expenses and the resulting donation income are not at all offset against each other.
  2. For the period considered, all donations were non-dedicated and therefore freely


  1. A Statement of Changes in Capital cannot be created in the first year, as the balance

of the capital on September 7, 2017, was zero.

  1. This Financial Report 2017 is not certified by a trustee. However, the figures and

books were taken into consideration by our trustees, and as they are needed for the year-to-year comparison for the 2018 accounts.

  1. SOHF has no participations held by or held in other associations or companies.

Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation operates efficiently with minimal fundraising and administrative costs: We strive to commit $0.75 of every dollar directly to our field programs. Our organizational health and sound financial management is evident in the top scores we receive from the independent, third-party rating agencies listed in our budgetary.

Financial efficiency is one indicator of organizational health; a guarantee of effective programs is absolutely essential for an organization like Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation. And we insist on independent, external assessments of our programs as well: we regularly undertake external assessments to evaluate our program impact, coverage, coherence, relevance, sustainability, effectiveness, and efficiency, and we’ve developed quality management procedures and an internal auditing system designed to streamline our capabilities and optimize our resource use. We are committed to a policy of transparency and disclosure by ensuring that key financial information is publicly available with guarantees of good management.

  • Financial Risk

SOHF might not be able to raise the required total amount for specific project commitments and thus lose funding in the form of funds or ‘grants’. This can put at risk the continued functioning of the association.

SOHF might err in budgeting, and effective project costs could significantly exceed projected

costs. Considering the situation of the cost of living in Nigeria, currently the country has high rates of inflation in wages, rents, electricity and land ownership. SOHF might not have enough funds available in the form of free resources (e.g., membership fees, non-dedicated grants) to cover its fixed and overhead costs.

  • Operational Risk

SOHF might hire unqualified personnel in the context of assembling construction teams, which could lead to delays or even strikes.

  • Insecurity Risk

The situation in Nigeria at the moment; Boko Haram, herdsmen brutality etc., could lead to changes and uncertainties, but at least to economic changes including recession. We are currently looking for partnerships with local grassroots organizations to mitigate risk. We are not, however, immune to any incipient acts of violence or unrest, and would have to postpone or cancel projects under such scenario.

  • SOHF-specific Risk

SOHF might be deprived of critical local licenses if it violated laws and guidelines for NGOs. Important employees might defect and join peer organizations or leave to enter into the commercial industry, or may require longer absence period due to illness.

SOHF could lose the trust of important stakeholders in projects: village citizens, village chiefs,

teaching staff at schools, parents, collaborators, provincial authorities, donors, and many more.

  • Covid-19 pandemic risk

With the recent outbreak of this dreaded disease, SOHF has experienced series of setbacks in terms of finance to carry out her projects. We are incapacitated do he to lack of fund to meet up with our day-to-day running of the organization. We Solicit for the global communities to come to our aid. We need support.

You can make your payment anywhere in the world; whether in dollar, Euro, Pounds or Naira remittance. The details of payment are stipulated below. You can give transfer instructions to your bank for payment in any denomination or online transfer, whichever that suits you.

With the generous support of people like you, our emergency teams are helping save lives, providing lifesaving treatment to less privileged especially malnourished children and delivering urgent food and water. Together, we can take urgent action to prevent lives from sliding even deeper into tragedy. Now is the time to act and help the less privileged in the society.

A truly global threat like COVID-19 pandemic affects every person on the planet, and it’s an opportunity to come together as a global community to show solidarity and love. Even as we practice physical distancing, we can remain connected through kindness and generosity even without physical proximity. There is no reason that our physical separation means we cannot provide the financial, emotional and social supports that nurture our families and communities. Every one of us has a deep reserve of generosity, which we can deploy in myriad ways to make a difference- your time, your kindness, your skills etc.

You can make your payment through any of the under listed platform whether in dollar, Euro, Pounds or Naira remittance. The details of payment are stipulated below. You can give transfer instructions to your bank for payment in any denomination or online transfer, whichever that suits you.


Correspondence Bank-CITIBANK NEW YORK USA.


Routing NO: 021000089

Destination Bank: UNITED BANK for AFRICA PLC


Account Number-3002247541

Account Name: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation





Donation​ Dollar


NEW YORK, NY 100224617







ACCOUNT NO:1012096197




Correspondence Bank-CITIBANK LONDON


Routing NO: 185008

IBAN: GB29CITI8500813664082

Destination Bank: UNITED BANK for AFRICA PLC


Account Number-3003155799

Account Name: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation.




Correspondence Bank-CITIBANK LONDON


Routing NO: 185008

IBAN: GB29CITI8500813664090

Destination Bank: UNITED BANK for AFRICA PLC


Account Number-3003155809

Account Name: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation.



(5)  Naira Remittance UBA Bank Plc (NGN)

Bank: UBA Bank Plc

Name: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation

Account No: 1018059462,


(6)  Naira Remittance Keystone Bank (NGN)

Bank: Keystone Bank

Name: Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation

Account: No: 1006343249,

  1. You donate for a concrete project, which appeals most to you. See Project Overview
  2. Your donation flows directly into the chosen project.
  3. You monitor of the progress and sustainability of the projects online.
  4. Even with what one would consider a moderate ‘one-time donation, you can help alleviate the sufferings of the rural population.
  1. Community Outreach: Healthcare services and Hospital visitation
  2. Empowerment scheme to Youths/Widows & Widower
  3. Visit to prison inmates
  4. Visit to Orphanage homes
  5. Feeding and Taking care of people with mental disorder on the streets.
  • Food items (raw food stuffs, beverages, etc)
  • Personal hygiene items
  • First Aid items
  • Scholarships
  • Educational Sponsorship

Cash or Cheque are gratefully accepted

  1. Support Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation with an annual donation.
  2. You can become a patron/ongoing membership contributing from 100 USD per year.
  1. Donate quickly, safely and in an uncomplicated manner.
  2. Your donation is used directly where it is most needed.
  3. In the case of larger donations, you can contact us directly and discuss with us where exactly
    you would like us to deploy your funds.
  4. We offer numerous ways to make a financial contribution: Bank Wire, Credit Card, PayPal,
    Flutter wave Transfer.

With the generous support of people like you, our emergency teams are helping save lives, providing lifesaving treatment to less privileged especially malnourished children and delivering urgent food and water. Together, we can take urgent action to prevent children from sliding even deeper into tragedy. Now is the time to act and help children and the less privileged in the society.

For further information on the different donation possibilities, please visit our website @ https://www.samonyemaechihumanitarian.org

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Sam Onyemaechi Humanitarian Foundation

Klm 1 Eke-Ahiara Junction

Umuofor Nnarambia Ahiara

Ahiazu Mbaise.

Branch Office

88, Muritala Muhammed way,

Ebute Metta,

 Yaba, Lagos.

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