Welcome to Sahakarini

Local Effort for Global Challenges

Established 1979 Camrose AB


Sahakarini Loaves & Fishes Fundraising Event 2020

(Donations and/or virtual ticket donations as well as bidding on Gordon’s Sandals continues from October 19th  – October 23rd)

Sahakarini is committed to hold our annual fall Loaves & Fishes (L&F) event, on October 24th, 2020, within a ‘new normal’ setting. The virtual reality of our ‘supper’ is designed to keep everyone safe but still able to experience the spirit of the sharing and community of past L&F suppers. This year’s L&F event will exist in the ‘same spirit’ as past suppers. We ask that you purchase virtual tickets to this event in the form of a donation. Ticket prices are (Adult ticket @ $50, student @ $30). Please enter the ticket names, along with your payment, and these will be entered into a draw for 4 locally sourced /produced food based ‘door’ prizes These are:

Large tray of homemade baklava (Litsa Tryphonopoulos)
Food box containing locally grown / produced food items (Naomi and John Pattison-Williams)
Three locally made fruit pies (Marilyn Murray)
Three-tiered torte (Sharon Gilbertson)

Door prizes will be delivered to the winner’s home in about six weeks after the event or a date to be determined by the winner.

We additionally offer the following evening celebratory suggestions for our virtual fundraising dinner on October 24th.

Our local restaurants (The Norsemen, Monte Carlo, and Hart House)  will be offering an October 24th Sahakarini special. By doing so you support local business. Eat in or take out. You could also host a supper of your choice. In either case we encourage you to take a picture of your event and Email them to (sahakarini@gmail.com) to be shared on our Facebook and website.

Fundraiser for Sahakarini – Bidding on Gordon’s Sandals

Phone or email the Sahakarini office, between 9 am to 4 pm during the week of October 19-23, to bid on Gordon’s Sandals. The final bid each day will be posted on the Website (home page). The winning bid will be determined at 4 p.m. and will be posted on the Website on October 24 @ 12 noon. (See history of Gordons Sandals on the ‘About Us’ page.)

Latest Bid on Gordon’s Sandals:  October 19   ___________

Sandals in Russia

Gordon and his sandals





Sahakarini Project Funding

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

Currently Sahakarini is funding (described in our Fall Newsletter) a variety of life changing projects:  http://sahakarini.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fall-2020-Newsletter-7.pdf

In Nepal, a not for profit women’s and children’s primary healthcare clinic.

In Africa, a women’s soap making project and village distribution of bio sand water filters.

In India, a women’s microloan project.

All ticket and 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) or to ATB Cares (@www.atbcares.com.donate).  



Details in Fall Newsletter:  http://sahakarini.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Fall-2020-Newsletter-7.pdf


Sahakarini Annual Report 2019-2020:  http://sahakarini.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Sahakarini-Annual-Report-2019-2020-.pdf


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 News in Brief

Nepal: Kathmandu Primary Health Care Clinic

Sahakarini announces a new, two-year project launched in January 2018. The project, in partnership with Friends of Shanta Bhawan Primary Health Care Clinic, will enable the clinic to enhance its pediatric and maternal health care services and achieve ongoing sustainability.http://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/current-projects/-projects      https://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/nepal-primary-healthcare-clinic/

Tanzania: Project SHINE

Project SHINE is a collaborative research project between the University of Calgary (Global Health and International Partnerships) and the Catholic University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania. The project aims to build the capacity of youth and communities to develop and sustain locally relevant strategies to prevent parasitic infection and improve sanitation and hygiene in Ngorongoro Conservation Area schools and communities. 

As part of its work, SHINE has formed a working relationship with the Canmore-based Rocky Mountain Soap Company to teach community members to make high quality soap.  An article about the soap-making project can be found in the Rocky Mountain Outlook.  https://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/tanzania-project-shine/

Project Shine members making soap


     Client receiving soap






India: Pipal Tree Children’s College

Through one of our board members, Professor Varghese Manaloor, University of Alberta. Augustana Campus, we were introduced to Pipal Tree, a non-profit trust established in 1984.  Pipal Tree initiated the Children’s College in 2011 near the Nagarahole National Park in Mysore district of Karnataka to assist disadvantaged Adivasi children belonging to Jenu Kuruba and Yerava Adivasi communities to complete school education. http://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/current-projects/-projectshttps://sahakarii.org/partners-projects/pipal tree-projects/

Kenya: Sand Dam #4

Sand dam #4 Kitile is now completed.  The dam captured large amounts of water in the Nov/Dec season. The sand of the dam filters the water, making it safe.  Read the final project report here. http://sahakarini.org/partners-projects/current-projects/-projects

2018 Apr Kitile Project final report






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