At The Samaritans Foundation, we strive to create a world in which every individual thrives — free from hunger and food insecurity. We use donations from caring beneficiaries around the world to help the poor live healthier and happier lives. Our goal is to challenge attitudes and the government's social policies for good, by using our collective power to exert pressure on decision-makers and make a series of high-level recommendations to the government.
At TSF, we want to change the world where everyone can live happily, healthily and safely. We aim to end poverty and hunger by approaching them as two parts of the same problem. The key to happiness and collective prosperity is working together and becoming part of something much bigger than ourselves. We’re all connected, and we all have an important role to play in ending food insecurity, hunger and poverty. Join us as we strive to end hunger for good.
There’s enough food in the world to feed everyone; the problem we face is accessibility. Ending hunger in Nigeria and around the world is possible — we just need the will and determination to achieve the mission. But we don’t view people who live with hunger and food insecurity as the problem. On the contrary, we view them as the heroes of our story. We don’t see a million hungry citizens; we see a million enterprising, resilient human beings. The TSF Hunger Project empowers both women and men to take the necessary steps to end hunger by themselves. We’re supporting people to help themselves, as it’s the only way by which the hunger problems can be solved for good.
The Samaritans Foundation is the most respected and renowned charity organisation in Nigeria. We work with people in their local communities in tackling the root causes of hunger. Our aim is to help and support anyone who is affected by hunger, food insecurity and extreme poverty. Our work is in practical ways to combat hunger in towns, cities and rural areas across Nigeria, through our regional Food Pantry partnerships. These are coalitions of local organisations – charities, community groups, schools, local authorities, social enterprises and others – we come together to take joint action to help eliminate hunger and its root causes in their communities.
EMPOWERING PEOPLE - ENDING HUNGER
We believe that all human beings are created equal. Everyone, regardless of their background, has a right to nutritious food, a job and decent education. However, we don’t believe that people suffering from hunger will thrive and fulfil their potential through donations alone. Every human being can be creative, self-sufficient and productive, given the opportunity.
We develop strategies to fight poverty that are fully sustainable — both economically and environmentally. We believe every person has an innate desire to be self-reliant, but issues such as discrimination, tribalism and corruption often get in the way. At TSF, we’re committed to changing the patriarchal mindsets that perpetuate this cycle of oppression.
We want to install a new kind of leadership, based on empowering people to become the leader of their own life that makes a big difference. Governments have a role to play. They must promote policies that exhibit principles that treat others with respect, robustly support the principles and challenge this poor behaviour wherever it occurs.