About Us

We are a community-building diaspora organization established for the purpose of helping the people of the Somali region in general and the city of Jigjiga in particular. In so doing, we envision mobilizing the diaspora resources to engage in the city's developmental needs. We are a non-profit, volunteer-based association.

The need to organize ourselves came from the hope of alleviating the felt needs of our people in the greater Jigjiga area. In 2021-22, when people were internally displaced due to conflicts, an Adhoc committee was set up to raise funds for the affected people. In a short period, Jigjigites and friends of Jigjiga generously donated more than USD 5000. A few weeks after that, we launched a second fundraising campaign to raise funds for the drought-affected people of the Somali region. A committee was set up and, using a social platform, teamed up to raise more than 500,000 birrs. The collected money has been deposited into the region's government coffer.

The experience has necessitated upgrading the level of the network to an overarching organization to reach jigjigites and friends of Jigjiga far and wide, and this website platform is the outcome of such a decision.