Iftiin Foundation

iftiin foundation


Director: Mohamed Ali
Established: 2013
Type: Social Enterprise
Focus Region: Somalia
Sectors: Reducing Poverty, Education, Gender Equality, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, Affordable Clean Energy, Reduced Inequalities


Iftiin Foundation is an international non-governmental organization based in Somalia and a 501c(3) registered in the United States. Since 2013, Iftiin Foundation has been empowering young people to become peacemakers and drivers of economic growth. Our holistic ecosystem approach has been instrumental in assisting ambitious entrepreneurs and driving job growth through a suite of initiatives, including vocational and skills training, business incubation, entrepreneurship support, mentorship, and psychosocial care.


The Foundation seeks to foster economic growth by implementing positive youth development programs to assist local populations in emerging from poverty and preventing youth involvement in conflict.


The Foundation seeks to develop youth in conflict-affected communities into changemakers, peace activists, and drivers of economic growth.


Business Incubator, Entrepreneurship Programming, Youth Employment, Peacebuilding, Psychosocial Support


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