Starting in 2014 with just 9 children, our “Educate a Child” program has grown to over 300 children in just 3 years! SAF Canada provides financial aid to children living in extreme poverty by connecting them with sponsors from around the world. Through our sponsorship program, we are able to cover the child’s tuition fees, school supplies costs, medical expenses etc. SAF believes that by investing in children’s education we provide them with the opportunity to lift themselves and their communities out of the cycle of poverty.
Many families across India are living in extremely poor housing conditions. Weak infrastructure, improper sanitation facilities, and inadequate access to running water, heating, or electricity can lead to health problems and injuries. Since our conception, SAF Canada has complete TEN house rebuilds and repairs! We have provided widows, single mothers, elderly couples, as well as victims of farmer suicides a place they can proudly call their home and feel safe in. An individual’s living conditions are an important aspect of their self-worth and dignity – everyone deserves a proper shelter.
Pollution and climate change has led to a shortage of drinkable water in Punjab. This water crisis has disproportionately affected families living beneath the poverty line – SAF Canada provides water filters to underprivileged families. These filters decrease contamination and prevent diseases related to water toxicity. SAF is also building toilets in India as there is a serious lack of proper sanitation infrastructure – more toilets decreases spread of disease and improves safety for women.
SAF provides many forms of financial aid and emotional support to victims of farmer suicide who are living in extreme poverty. SAF pays for any school expense for the children, we rebuild houses for those living in extremely poor conditions, and we provide counseling/mentorship for the family members so they do not lose hope and slip into deeper poverty.