The Wachuku Foundation for Humanitarian Aid (WFHA) is a not-for-profit organization based in Rochester, New York. WFHA provides life improvement initiatives through opportunity and equality in the work place.
Our mission is to help people achieve their goals and aspirations by providing the tools necessary for advancement in their careers or businesses.
Currently, we train 23 WEP interns to prepare them for job placement. The goal is to ensure each intern is employed by completion of the program. At the end of the day, we transform lives through employment and the tools to start their own businesses.
We provide housing to single parents with children and move families from drug and crime-ridden areas to better neighborhoods. The purpose is to provide equal social, economic and educational opportunities for their families. These families need assistance to place their children in good schools and allow them to contribute to the social fabric of communities in which they are invested. In all likelihood, the children will grow up to care for their aging parents.
We want to acquire low-interest mortgages in order to purchase houses for these groups. We receive an overwhelming number of inquiries from people in need of assistance. The women we worked with have amazing stories about the improvements made in their lives. They are happy about their homes, and are comforted in knowing that their kids are safe and attending quality schools. Ultimately the parents themselves will become economically self-sufficient.
Our mission is also to ensure that each refugee entering the region can adjust and that their cultural needs are met. The goal is to help each refugee and ensure that his or her family overcomes the apparent and hidden effects of culture shock. Furthermore, we aim to improve the quality of life and help them make a successful transition to a community.
Also their children to achieve economic stability within their family units. Most of the men and women will seek this independence by starting their own businesses.