Shelter For Life International (SFL) is an international faith-based relief and development organization with 40 years of experience in providing sustainable development and humanitarian assistance to post-conflict countries around the world.
We believe that sustainable communities are built through the shared involvement of local people who are empowered to be an integral part of the rebuilding process. With this grassroots approach, SFL enables people devastated by conflict and disaster to become part of the solution.
We strive to be socially and environmentally sustainable by employing cultural sensitivity, community participation, appropriate alternative technologies, and cost-effective methodologies to our programs, which are underpinned by human-centered design. Our results go beyond new shelters, roads and water systems. SFL’s comprehensive approach rebuilds communities, offers hope, restores dignity, develops local capacity and creates environments in which communities can thrive.
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 and infrastructure restoration and building
Livelihood and economic development
Education, training and awareness campaigns
Capacity building, self-sufficiency and sustainability
Food security, agriculture and natural resource management
Risk mitigation from geological and weather phenomena
Irrigation systems and access to water
Health, hygiene and sanitation
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.