WHAT WE DO

We use existing and emerging innovations and technologies to accelerate the pace of positive social change in Somaliland.

MEET THE TEAM

ISMAIL AHMED

Co-founder and Director

Born and raised in Somaliland, Ismail is a tech entrepreneur and has previously worked as an advisor to the UN and a World Bank project in Hargeisa. He is co-founder of global money transfer company WorldRemit.

“This much I know. When creative minds are coupled with caring hearts, we can make good health, good standards of living and good education available to everybody.”

HAYAT ARTEH

Co-founder and Director

Hayat Arteh is an entrepreneur and women’s health advocate who is driven by her passion to help women and girls in Somaliland have access to better education and healthcare.

SHIBANI KAUSHIK

Trustee and Director

Shibani is a tech and social entrepreneur with a background in developing products and systems for social good. She is especially interested in the potential of clean tech and is dedicated to environmental sustainability.

WHAT IS SAHAMIYE?

Samahiye is the Somali word for pathfinder.

Pathfinders are seekers. They are the people who find the paths to help others. They forge the routes that make it easy for others to reach peace and prosperity. Join us on a journey that will enhance the lives of millions of people in Somaliland.