Relief for Africa (RFA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare and education through recovery and redistribution of used or surplus medical supplies, equipment, books, and training of healthcare personnel for under-served and vulnerable communities in Africa.

OUR MISSION: To enhance the lives of under-resourced communities in Africa by providing access to medical health, education, training, and clean water.

Founded in 2009, RFA is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan with an established regional presence in Nairobi, Kenya focusing primarily on the Horn of Africa and the Great Lakes region.

Board of Directors

Ramadhan Kannenje, President

Daniel Oleksiw, Vice President

Abdirashid Gary, Vice President

Hussein Barre, International Operational Director

Abdishakur Geyre, Executive Director


Country Director: Mr. Calab K. Kapten

Country Assistance Director: Musa Kannenje

Country Project Coordinator: Issa Mohamed Hussein


Country Director: Issa Mohamed Hussein

Country Assistance Director: Abdulahi Ahmed

Country Project Coordinator: Abdirasak Mohamed

Advisory Board Members

Dr Hassan Khannenje
Dr. Abdilwali Geyre

Volunteer Staff Members

Director of Fundraising

Suleyman Abdirahman

Training and Education Coordinator
Public Relations

Luul Geyre

Regional office and International
Nairobi, Kenya
Puntland, Somalia


480 N. Hewitt Rd
Ann Arbor, MI

We are forever seeking to partner with those who share our vision and belief in our mission to uplift the lives of the underprivileged.