Shelter For Life International (SFL) is an international faith-based relief and development organization with over 30 years of experience in providing sustainable development and humanitarian assistance to post-conflict countries around the world.

We believe that sustainable communities are built through the shared involvement of local people who are empowered to be an integral part of the rebuilding process. With this grassroots approach, SFL enables people devastated by conflict and disaster to become part of the solution.

We strive to be socially and environmentally sustainable by employing cultural sensitivity, community participation, appropriate alternative technologies, and cost-effective methodologies to our programs, which are underpinned by human-centered design. Our results go beyond new shelters, roads and water systems. SFL’s comprehensive approach rebuilds communities, offers hope, restores dignity, develops local capacity and creates environments in which communities can thrive.

Our Mission

Demonstrating God’s love by enabling people affected by conflict and disaster to restore their lives and rebuild their communities.

Our Vision

To be one of the leading international Christian humanitarian aid organizations, providing disaster relief with long-term development and sustainability.

Our Approach

We address disaster relief and the long-term development needs of the communities we serve, by tailoring and implementing a range of contextually sensitive programs:

  • Shelter and infrastructure restoration and building

  • Livelihood and economic development

  • Education, training and awareness campaigns

  • Capacity building, self-sufficiency and sustainability

  • Food security, agriculture and natural resource management

  • Risk mitigation from geological and weather phenomena

  • Irrigation systems and access to water

  • Health, hygiene and sanitation


As a faith-based relief and development
organization, we are dedicated to:


Showing God’s love through humble, compassionate, sacrificial service

Serving the needs of vulnerable populations, such as refugees, internally displaced people (IDPs), women, children, elderly, the disabled, ethnic and religious minorities, and other marginalized groups.

Providing holistic, culturally-appropriate community-based programs that bridge emergency relief with long-term, sustainable development


Facilitating communication and working relationships between grassroots movements and government authorities

Educating communities to maximize local resources

Promoting self-reliance and settlement for communities in their current locations

Upholding professional excellence in program delivery through accountability and transparency