Welcome to the Kalmo Refugee Support Web Site!
“Kalmo” is a Somali word which means assist or help. The Kalmo Refugee Support group formed in September of 2017. We are a network of friends of Marwo Abdi and her husband, Mohammed Adam. We have come together to assist Marwo bring her mother and three other family members to Canada through a private sponsorship arrangement. Currently the 4 family members are UNHCR convention refugees residing at a refugee camp in Kampala, Uganda. Originally, the family was from Somalia.
For more information about the family, please go to the “About the Family” page of this web site.
In the autumn of 2017, we organized and applied to be a sponsorship group under the auspices of the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia. Our contractual relationship with the Diocese came into being on October 25th, 2017.
For more information about the process of privately sponsoring refugees to Canada and about our relationship with the Anglican Diocese of British Columbia, please go to the “FAQ” page of this web site.
Currently, we are a small but growing group. Most of our members are either students or young people just graduated and new to the work force. We have been slowly expanding to include more people who want to help with this family reunification effort.
The members of our group come from diverse backgrounds, including a diversity of secular and faith backgrounds, and we have affiliated directly with the diocese. We do need assistance and help both in person power and in raising the monies that are required before this application can proceed. Please get in touch with us if you would like to assist in any way.
To contact us, please go to the “Contact” page of this web site.
If you wish to assist us financially, please go to the “Donation” page of this web site