The Mohamed Sheik Ali Fund

€58 of €85,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 12 months
Created August 7, 2018


Our friend and brother, Mohamed Sheik Ali, was murdered on August 2, 2018. He was leaving a restaurant in Mogadishu when he was shot, fatally. He was 31 years old.

It was not Mohamed’s death that made him special, but his inspiring life and pioneering work.  More than anything, Mohamed wanted to create a better future for the youth of Somalia. He understood how important it is for young people to feel that they matter, that they contribute to society. That they can change the world. (Read more about Mohamed and Somalia on our website at www.betterworldinitiatives.com/mohamed-and-somalia.) 

Continuing Mohamed's Work 

With the blessing and support of Mohamed’s family, we are raising funds to continue his work. Through this crowdfunding campaign and other fundraising efforts, we are setting up an impact fund that will help Somali youth build a brighter future through work and education. (Read more about the structure of the impact fund on our website at www.betterworldinitiatives.com/mohamed-fund-structure.) 

We are sending out a call-for-action to the entire Somali diaspora, to the vibrant startup communities around the world – as well as to everyone choosing to believe in a better world. 

Funding for Somali Youth 

Through this crowdfunding campaign, we aim to raise 85,000 € before the end of 2018. These funds will be used to set up the fund, as well as given as grants to chosen projects in Somalia. Our strategy is to accept further donations in 2019 and 2020, however our main focus is to attract impact investors who are committed to the Somali youth. These investors provide loans and investments to Somali startups. 

Every donation matters. If you want to contribute in some other way, please contact us. We will be happy to work with you. 

Please, share this with your friends, family, colleagues, on social media, and so on. This is a verified crowdfunding campaign supported by Mohamed’s family, but remember to be wary of scams. 

You can follow the updates on this page and on www.betterworldinitiatives.com/mohamed, as well as on our social media channels. We are all helping out as volunteers. We will ensure that your donation will be managed in a transparent, ethical manner. 

Thank you and God bless you, 

Mr. Africa Nasir (Mogadishu) 

Ms. Helina Piik (London, Helsinki, Nairobi) 

Why us? 
Our mission at Better World Initiatives is to create opportunities and build bold collaborations. Together with his family and closest friends, we aim to continue Mohamed’s work in Somalia, creating a brighter future for the youth. Through our networks, we are able to reach influencers around the world, as well as build a professionally run fund to support Somalia long-term. 

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This Wednesday, Startup Grind Mogadishu is remembering our friend and brother, Mohamed Sheik Ali, and his work to build a better future for Somali youths.

Let's celebrate resilience, together.
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"He was a pioneer, a believer in a better Somalia, a passionate advocate for Mogadishu, and a rebel determined to create a better future out of the rubble of a devastating civil war. "

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Do good. Donate to The Mohamed Sheik Ali Fund to build a better future for Somali youth.
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Time for celebration, time for family - and time for giving. Donate now to The Mohamed Sheik Ali Fund. Join forces with your Somali brothers and sisters to make the world a better place.
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Raised by 4 people in 12 months
Created August 7, 2018
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