Canadian Samaritans for Africa

The Canadian Samaritans for Africa is a registered Canadian charity founded on the Christian principles of love, solidarity and collaboration.

We believe that Africa needs solidarity and collaboration not pity and sympathy. This is why we are determined to reach out to African women and rural communities, religious groups and non-religious organizations to promote educational initiatives, capacity-building, women empowerment, and rural water development.

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We are a pro-active group determined to support small initiatives at the rural level in Africa in the areas of education, health, women development, and water development.

We believe that the end of poverty in Africa will come about through a pro-active approach that stimulates development through cultural and human development at grassroots level, rather than reactionary approaches that do not enable Africans to take ownership of their continent with its rich human and material resources.

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It is simply a myth that poverty cannot be conquered. Worldwide poverty can be overcome if people all over the world realize that our destiny is tied. When someone in any part of the world dies of hunger, a part of me dies; if the environment is wounded in any part of the world, something of who I am is hurt; if someone somewhere in the world is humiliated and abused by poverty and unhealthy living conditions, my human dignity is also abused. What is required for poverty to remain in the world especially in Africa is for Africans to give up hope and non-Africans to treat the poverty of Africa as if it did not matter to world peace and prosperity.
-Stan Chu Ilo