Who we are

Who we are

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 to our seniors.

The 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.

The late 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 in order 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 children decided to continue her life’s work and from this desire, Mama Ibado Charity was born.

Mama Ibado Charity is an organization that is dedicated to helping seniors who are in need by offering a range of services and support that can help improve their lives. These services include; healthcare, housing, food, and other basic needs.

One thing that makes us stand out is that we  do not offset our overhead costs using money that is meant for donations. This means that every single donation that is made to the Charity goes directly towards helping the seniors who need it most. Our Donors can have confidence knowing that their donations are making a real difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable.

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Our Core Objectives

  • To improve the nutrition and well-being of marginalized seniors through provision of food on a monthly basis; aimed towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals number one, two and three of eradicating poverty, hunger and promoting good health and wellbeing in the community.

  • To mitigate dependency on seniors through the promotion of education among children and youth by providing tools and opportunities necessary to allow for economic self-sufficiency.

  • To sensitize organizations and individuals on Mama Ibado Charity Advocacy programmes and seek financial and technical support aimed at ensuring seniors age in a healthy and dignified manner.

  • To establish and sustain the autonomy of Mama Ibado Charity programs through creation of sustainable initiatives.

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