Welcome to Sahakarini

Local Effort for Global Challenges

Established 1979 Camrose AB

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Donate your bottles at the Camrose Bottle Depot and give your profits to the Sahakarini Account at the Depot.


The Walk of the Sandals          

Did you know that you can book a week’s ‘walking’ adventure with the Sahakarini Sandals this year? As part of the 2022- 2023 “Loaves and Fishes Reimagined” we are inviting Camrosians to take these well-storied sandals along with you on your own travels. Whether it be to an exotic location or your backyard, you can document their travels with some photos for us to share on our social media. Suggested donation for each weekly rental is $100 and can arranged through Rajan or Margaret Rathnavalu (rajan.rathnavalu@yahoo.ca / megandrath@yahoo.ca)                 


Sahakarini Project Funding

Sahakarini has contracted with trusted partners in financially supporting their local projects. All funds raised from the annual “A Taste of Sahakarini” loaves and fishes 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

Education: India. Project Partner: Pipal Tree, Fireflies Intercultural Centre, Bangalore, India.
Project: Aid in the Upliftment of Tribal (Adivasi) Girls and Boys from Forest Communities.

The project promotes community empowerment through learning centres for Adivasi (Indigenous forest peoples) school age students. They develop a sense of self-identity and dignity and develop leadership skills, reducing school dropout and early marriages.











Water and Food Security: Kenya Sand Dams. Project Partner: Utooni Development Organization (UDO), Machakos, Kenya.

UDO supports self-help groups to increase food production through planting of drought resistant crops, improve water security through construction of sand dams which provide clean water for domestic use and for irrigation, conserve the environment by digging terraces and planting of trees, increase income and improve health as the sand dams filter and clean the water









Health: Nepal. Project Partner: Friends of Shanta Bhawan (FSB) Primary Healthcare Centre, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Its Clinic provides primary health care services, at minimal or no cost, to over 30,000 marginalized and impoverished Nepalese in a poorer district of Kathmandu. Focusing on maternal and natal care, it regularly serves approximately 100 patients a day. The services provided deal with: general health, medical imaging and recording, laboratory and pharmacy needs, tuberculosis treatment and area health camps (free medical care).




Health: Kenya & Tanzania. Portable Ultrasound Training with Dr. Deirdre Duffy of Canadian Point of Care Ultra Sound Society (CPOCUS). Project Partner: Camrose Rotary.

Sahakarini’s contribution to be matched by Camrose Rotary funding. 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 partnering to buy the necessary equipment to empower these centres to develop their own local training programs and outreach.




Education: Colombia Childcare Centre. Project Partner: Casa del Nino Rosita Sierra, Salamina, Colombia. 2021-2022.

The non-profit centre provides daycare to approximately 120 low income children. Extensive renovations to the 73 year old building were completed (timber structure, stucco, roof tiles, painting, etc.)












































































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