Welcome to Sahakarini

Local Effort for Global Challenges

Established 1979 Camrose AB

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Loaves and Fishes Re-Imagined 




The iconic Sahakarini Sandals will be doing the rounds to give you a chance to join their journey.


In Covid Sahakarini, like everyone, has had to come up with new ways of doing things. That includes our annual Loaves and Fishes fall fundraiser. Loaves and Fishes Re-Imagined is still about sharing what we have to help others, but this year we are inviting you into our homes to enjoy some personalized hospitality as you learn more about how you can help. The needs of our project partners are greater than ever. Please embrace Loaves and Fishes Re-Imagined, have some fun, and help us realize our goal of $50,000.  –Litsa Tryphanopoulos, President                                                                                                                                                        

Specific dates and times will be arranged by each host to hold a fundraising gathering.

If you would like to be a host to a small group, please call Carolyn at 780-679-0411. Materials will be provided.

If perchance we miss you or you are unable to attend a gathering, we hope that you will still provide your support. It is life-changing.










Sahakarini Project Funding

Sahakarini has contracted with trusted partners in financially supporting their local projects. All funds raised from the annual L&F fund raiser are crucial to meeting these obligations. Any additional donation for supporting our overseas projects is not only encouraged but much appreciated.

The Projects Sahakarini Donors Support

Pipal Tree, Bangalore, India  Pipal Tree engages tribal peoples, dryland farmers, and Adivasi (tribal) children. Sahakarini and Pipal Tree help to promote a sense of self-identity and dignity in children, prevent school dropout and develop leadership skills.






Sand Dam for Kyeni Kya Muka, Kenya UDO, a Kenyan NGO, supports self-help groups to 1. increase food production through planting of drought resistant crops, 2. improve water security by construction of sand dams to provide clean water for domestic use and irrigation, 3. conserve the environment by digging terraces and planting trees, 4. increase income and improve health.  






Casa del Nino Rosita Sierra, Colombia This Childcare Centre serves the most-needy children of Salamina, Colombia.  Since it is a 72-year old institution, certain major repairs have to be done before 120 of Salamina’s most needy children will be allowed to return.





Friends of Shanta Bhawan, Nepal Friends of Shanta Bhawan (FSB) has operated as a non-profit, non-governmental primary healthcare clinic in Kathmandu, Nepal. FSB serves a wide range of people and subsidizes medical costs according to its patient’s socio-economic status, and the needs of themselves and their families.







Nyuat Project SHINE, Tanzania Access to safe water for drinking and washing are essential to all aspects of sustainable development.  This project features two related activities: 1) clean drinking water through installation of 180 biosand filters 2) soap making for local community use and to supply local safari lodges, a for-profit enterprise







Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS) Outreach Project in East Africa     Since 2016 Camrose resident Dr. Deirdre Duffy has been training doctors in Kenya and Tanzania to use portable ultrasound machines for lifesaving diagnoses in trauma, labour and pregnancy settings.  Sahakarini and both Camrose Rotary clubs are hoping to partner in a project to buy the necessary equipment to empower these centres to develop their own local training programs and outreach









All  donation moneys will be fully credited with a tax receipt. Payment may be made by: a mailed cheque to the Sahakarini office (Box 1685, Camrose, T4V1X6 ) dropped off at the Sahakarini Office (4920-50 Street Main Street Mews Building) to ATB Cares (@www.atbcares.com.donate) or to Canada Helps @ www .canadahelps.org. (see Donation page for instructions) 

Sahakarini Supports Projects

Projects are the heart of Sahakarini’s mandate. We are always looking for opportunities to work with trusted local partners in developing countries. We have found over the years that the kinds of projects which give the most benefit to the vulnerable and marginalized are those which combine a committed and efficient local partner with the hard work and motivation of those who benefit from the project.  One of the constants in our projects outlines below is the hard work, commitment and motivation of the beneficiaries. To learn more about our projects, click on the tab at the top of the page titled  PARTNERS AND PROJECTS – CURRENT AND ONGOING PROJECTS


  • Project Title: Aid in the Upliftment of Tribal Girls and Boys from Forest Communities Through Building Their Foundation in School Education and Promotion of Life Skills, India.

       Sahakarini Project Partner: Pipal Tree, Bangalore, India.

       (June 2021 to May 2022)

  • Project Title: Sand Dam for Kyeni Kya Muka Self Help Group, Kenya

        Sahakarini Project Partner: Utooni Development Organization (UDO), Machakos, Kenya. 

      (February 2021 to February 2022) 

  • Project Title: Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPOCUS) Outreach Project in East Africa

        Sahakarini Project Partner: Rotary Club of Camrose

        Location: Portable Ultrasound Training in Tanzania and Kenya

      (March 1, 2022 to March 1, 2024)

  • Project Title: Purchase of Building Materials for the Repair of Casa del Nino

         Rosita Sierra Childcare Centre

        Sahakarini Project Partner: Casa del Nino Rosita Sierra Childcare Centre

       Location: Salamina, Caldas, Colombia

       (May 20, 2021 to May 20, 2022)

Proposed project – contract pending:

  • Project Title: Sustainable climate change mitigation and adaptation project at Mikuyu River Sand Dam, Machakos County, Kenya.

Sahakarini Project Partner: Utooni Development Organization (UDO), Machakos, Kenya. 







































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