SAACID was originally established in October 1990 under Somali presidential law as a not-for-profit community-based organisation. At that time, there was no local NGO presence, but that didn’t stop some dedicated Somali women - committed to the development of their people - from establishing the first Somali women’s Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
These women realised the vital role played by NGOs in developing
countries - and their ability to directly alleviate suffering and engender
hope. They also saw a desperate need for intervention in