Across the past 35 years Shelter has provided support to internally displaced people, refugees, and natural disaster victims from Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Today Shelter is one of three remaining government recognised charities in Afghanistan that is certified to provide humanitarian aid in the nation.
Shelter Australia is also in Togo, Africa!
After members of our team developed a deep friendship with a Togolese man, Shelter Australia felt a deep desire to help restore hope and empower villages in rural Togo.
Together with local community groups, we are digging sustainable wells and building a remote learning centre.
Current projects we are seeking to fund
Sustainable water wells
Togo has two seasons - wet and dry.
In the dry season, the only way for households to have water is if the women of the family walk to the nearest river and carry 25 litres of water back on her head.
In some remote villages, this chore takes over six hours to complete, and the water isn't even safe to drink.
Underground water can be found, but resources and financial aid are needed. Learn more about Shelter Australia's efforts.