Who We Target

Alif Foundation is a regional organization working in Uganda Ethiopia and Somalia, in the three countries we work in the rural areas and with the hardest to reach communities because of the burden of poverty experienced in these regions.

Rural areas caught in chronic poverty traps, which face multiple and interlocking forms of disadvantage. Isolation, insecurity, weak economic integration, limited political leverage, and a challenging natural environment combine to produce high levels of risk and vulnerability. The highest rates of poverty are often observed among those who are no longer directly involved in pastoralism, particularly those without livestock who depend on casual labor or petty trade in towns. There are also significant social inequalities within these local regions, particularly with respect to the rights of women, lower castes and minority clans.