Restoring Lives, Rebuilding Communities

Shelter is more than a roof and four walls.

Shelter is more than a roof and four walls.

Shelter For Life International, Inc. (SFL) is an international faith-based relief and development organization with 40 years of experience in providing sustainable development and humanitarian assistance to those affected by conflict and disaster around the world.

Demonstrating God’s love by enabling people affected by conflict and disaster restore their lives and rebuild their communities.  

To be one of the leading international Christian humanitarian aid organizations providing disaster relief with long-term development and sustainability. 

Address disaster relief and long-term development needs of the communities we serve, by tailoring and implementing a range of contextually sensitive programs.
Shelter For Life At A Glance

Where We Go








Of providing sustainable development solutions for internally displaced persons, refugees, ecological migrants, and disaster victims.

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Go directly to our projects, including population movement and settlement, public infrastructure reconstruction, and social & economic development projects.


Assisting people around the world to restore their lives, and rebuild their communities.

Shelter For Life At A Glance

What We Do

Population Movement and Settlement
  • Shelter and Settlement Services
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Services
Public Infrascture Reconstruction
  • Rural Roads
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Irrigation and Flood Protection Services
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Social And Economic Development
  • Vocational Training and Education
  • Access to Financial Services
  • Community-Based Organizations
  • Small-Medium Enterprise Development

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"When the road was completed, we came back and realized that the road had also brought peace with it." ~Bourama

Mustafa Omar
Chief Executive Officer

Mustafa Omar has worked in Shelter For Life’s field projects and headquarters organizational management positions, leading operations and business development around the world. Mr. Omar has managed and overseen a variety of projects in some of the world’s most difficult places to work, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, and South Sudan. He holds a degree in Economics from University of Wisconsin and an MBA from the University of St. Thomas, and a graduate degree in Urban Planning from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota.

Gordon Wright
Vice Chairman

Gordon A. Wright is Founder and President of over 40 years with JIMI International and is an Elder at Tulsa Christian Fellowship. Mr. Wright owned and operated a lawn and tree service business for nearly 15 years. Mr. Wright also served with the US Army for three years in the 1960s.Two of Mr. Wright’s years were spent in South Korea as a Brigade Intelligence Sergeant. Mr. Wright has provided mentoring and counseling to spiritual leaders around the world; with specific attention to individuals in Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Bloc countries. Mr. Wright helped to found and direct East/West Resources International and Global Assistance Partners International. Mr. Wright has served as one of the original founding board of directors for Shelter For Life International. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania, Gordon grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and currently resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.