About Us

We are a community-building diaspora organization established for the very purpose of helping the people of the Somali region in general and the city of Jijiga in particular. In so doing, we envision mobilizing diaspora resources to engage in the city's development needs.

We are a non-profit, volunteer-based association. The need to organize ourselves came from the felt needs of our people. When people were internally displaced, an Adhoc committee was set up raise funds for the affected people. In a very short period, Jijigites and friends of Jijiga generously donated more than USD 5000. A few weeks after that, another fundraising mobilization was staged to raise funds for the drought-affected people of the Somali region. Again an ad-hoc committee, using a social platform, teamed up to raise more than 500,000 birrs, and the collected money has been donated to the region's government.

The experience has necessitated upgrading the level of organization to reach jijigites and friends of Jijiga far and wide, and this website platform is the consequential outcome of such a need.