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Each shelter represents more than just a physical structure; it symbolizes resilience, perseverance, and the promise of a brighter tomorrow. 

Combating Hunger Amidst Crisis: The Fight for Food Security in Afghanistan 

In the wake of multifaceted challenges, Afghanistan finds itself entrenched in a battle against hunger and food insecurity. The numbers are staggering: 15.3 million individuals (about twice the population of New Jersey) grapple with acute food insecurity, while 2.8 million Afghans face emergency-level food scarcity. The harrowing statistics paint a grim reality. 

🌿🌍 Empowering Cashew Farmers for a Sustainable Future! 🌾🌟 

In the heartlands of Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau lies a pivotal industry – the cashew sector. With its economic significance, the cashew industry has been the lifeblood of many small shareholder farmers in the region. However, faced with the challenges posed by climate change and resource constraints, these farmers often grapple with ensuring sustainable practices […]

🌱 Embracing Climate-Smart Agriculture with Irrigation Systems! 🌊🌾 

Droughts can leave vast lands across Afghanistan barren, affecting their ability to produce food. But guess what? Shelter For Life has a solution: irrigation systems! 🌍💧  Canals, reservoirs, and other irrigation methods play a pivotal role in supporting agriculture during tough times like droughts. They ensure better water availability, boosting farm productivity even in the […]

Celebrating a year of incredible impact!

As the year draws to a close, we at Shelter For Life want to extend our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering support and dedication to our mission. Together, we’ve achieved remarkable milestones in 2023, impacting countless lives across Afghanistan and Western Africa (Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau – SeGaBi).  In Afghanistan, our collective efforts have […]

Rising from the Rubble: Urgent Aid Needed for Herat, Afghanistan Earthquake Victims

On Saturday morning, October 7th, 2023, the earth trembled with unimaginable force in Herat province, Afghanistan. A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked the region, shattering homes, lives, and dreams. As we stand together in the face of this tragedy, Shelter For Life International urges you to join us in extending a helping hand to those […]

Urgent Appeal: Standing with Wardak Province, Afghanistan in the Face of Catastrophic Flooding

In the heart of Afghanistan’s Eastern central region lies Wardak Province, who today is facing an unprecedented disaster brought on by an unrelenting onslaught of torrential rains. The region is battling an emergency situation that encompasses flash flooding, erosion, landslides, property damage, destruction of roadways, and tragic loss of life. Shelter For Life is on […]

Empowering West Africa’s Cashew Trade: A Remarkable Infrastructure Transformation

The partnership between SFL (Shelter For Life) and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) has been instrumental in bringing about significant improvements to the cashew trade infrastructure in West Africa. This collaboration has set in motion a series of transformations that have not only bolstered the region’s cashew industry but also created numerous opportunities for […]

Help support SFL’s initiatives in West Africa. Every tree planted makes a difference

Since 2018, Shelter for Life has partnered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to foster connections among infrastructure, finance and farms in the West African Cashew industry of Senegal, The Gambia, and Guinea-Bissau.  By implementing Good Agricultural Practices and Climate Smart Agriculture West African Cashew Farmers have enhanced productivity. These practices have revitalized […]

Mustafa Omar, CEO

Mustafa Omar
Chief Executive Officer

Mustafa Omar has worked for Shelter For Life International in the field and Headquarters management positions; managing projects, leading new business development, and guiding operations around the world. Mr. Omar was born and raised in Kabul, Afghanistan and has worked in post-conflict reconstruction, Disaster Risk Reduction caused by human or natural phenomena, and market-revitalization efforts in Central Asia, East and West Africa, Europe, and Middle East for the past twenty (20) plus years. Mustafa holds graduate degrees in business administration and urban planning and is working on a PhD at the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University. Topics of research and professional interest include Market Resilience and Social Risk-Management, Influence of Environmental Degradation on Fragile Markets, Impact of Improving Physical Space on Lasting Peace, and the Interaction between Modern Governance and Informal Market Structures.

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.