Mama Ibado Charity (MIC) is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization (NGO) formed from humble beginnings in 2011 with one objective in mind: Restoring Dignity and Hope to our seniors.
Since its initial launch, Founder Ahmed Jibril and his team of dedicated MIC volunteers have grown the MIC organization from feeding 50 seniors in 2011 in Isiolo County, to 650 seniors in Isiolo and Kakamega Counties in less than a decade. This charity was created in honor of the memory of Mama Ibado Haji Osman, who dedicated her life to fight against the poverty and the hardships experienced by many among her elderly peers and their families, and left behind a legacy that continues to echo through the region till this very day.
Mama Ibado saw the devastation firsthand as she watched elderly men and women, struck with various illnesses and degenerative diseases resort to begging, panhandling, and pleading for assistance from friends and family, who were often victims of economic distress themselves, for money to support their grandchildren. This endless struggle to simply survive robbed many of these incredible and dynamic individuals of the right to live their twilight years with dignity, respect and in comfort. With little resources, she began to find creative ways to provide assistance to those in need and quickly developed a reputation as a compassionate individual and a guiding light in the lives of many individuals facing dark times. After her passing in 2009 her son decided to continue her life’s work, and from this desire, Mama Ibado Charity was born.