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ARAHA (American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa)

To strive to alleviate the suffering from hunger, illiteracy, diseases, and poverty in the Horn of Africa, as well as help the east African community in Minnesota.

Mission Statement
Review Completed: 11/25/2013
3900 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55421
Phone: 763-270-5351
Fax: (763) 270-5349
Other Names Used American Relief Agency for the Horn of Africa
EIN 41-1989714
Principal Staff Mohamed Idris, Executive Director
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE) 5
Number of Volunteers 95
Affiliations InterAction - Guide star
General Information
Board Chair
Number of Board Members 7
Board meetings with quorum 8
Average Member Attendance at Board Meetings 5.88
Publicly Available Documents Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
ARAHA's programs increased the well-being of the people of the Horn of Africa by meeting basic humanitarian needs; providing mechanisms for families to earn income and become self-sufficient; and by investing in education to break the cycle of poverty in this region. Locally in MN, ARAHA focused last year on raising awareness about youth violence problem among east African immigrants in Minnesota.
Current Goals
ARAHA aims to research and develop new and creative projects which continue to aid families in becoming self-sufficient while at the same time reduce their dependence on natural resources, fossil fuels, and outmoded processes which lead to inefficiency and poor health. Locally in MN, ARAHA is planning to organize ongoing youth workshop for individual building skills, teaching, and training them in life skills.
Community or Constituency Served
Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees, Orphans, Women, Children, East African Immigrants, and other vulnerable populations
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota & Greater Horn of Africa region
Impact and Programs

3 Year Average Expenses

Program Services: $2,701,902 93.2%
Management: $95,559 3.3%
Fundraising: $100,729 3.5%

Unrestricted Net Assets

2013 2012 2011
End of Year: $484,678 $558,234 $632,586
Beginning of Year $558,234 $632,586 $231,562
Difference ($73,556) ($74,352) $401,024
Unrestricted Net Assets (End of Year), Current 990 $484,678
Based on information provided on 2011 to 2013
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