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Building bridges of friendship and support across the globe, Sahaya International is built on the belief that each of us has a genuine power to make a difference, be a spark of hope, be a catalyst of change. And the mutual rewards are endless.

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Sahaya is sanskrit for "HELP" - by helping others, we enrich ourselves.

You are cordially invited to the 50th birthday party of
Sahaya's founder Koen Van Rompay
on June 27, 2015 at International House Davis

Koen's 50th birthday

Sahaya's founder, Koen Van Rompay is turning 50 years old soon....and we want to use that as an opportunity to celebrate "life" and "paying it forward" in a broader way: let's celebrate the lives of each and everyone of us, including our beneficiaries in developing countries.

Or as our Sahaya motto states:

"An act of kindness inspires,
Be a drop that creates a ripple".

It will be an evening filled with food, fun, games, music and dance! More details will be posted closer to the date.


When: Saturday June 27, from 6 to 10 pm

Where: International House Davis, 10 College Park, Davis, CA 95616

While your presence and friendship is already the most precious gift, if you like to give something in honor of Koen's birthday, then instead of a personal gift, Koen invites you to make a tax-deductible conttribution to Sahaya International Inc and/or International House Davis to support their programs.

To donate online for Sahaya, go to fundraiser/koen/50

or click on the logo below

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To donate online to International House, go to:
http:// fundraiser/koen/ internationalhouse

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Donations (cash, checks, credit card) are also accepted at the event.

Please note that Sahaya can also accept certain non-cash donations. To learn more go to

Let's help spread the ripple and invite your friends!
We hope to see you there!

We did it!
We completed the 2nd level of the Mother Teresa School

Mother Teresa School

We are delighted that after several years of fundraising - with BIG THANKS to so many of you for your contributions and volunteering efforts - we completed the 2nd level of the Mother Teresa School, run by our partner organization READ in Periyakrishnapuram in India.

The 2nd level was inaugurated on January 9, 2015. This big celebration was held together with the school's annual day, in which many children performed.

We thank everyone who made this possible!
You are the best!

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Post by Sahaya International Inc (USA).

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We thank everyone who made October 12, 2014 Sahaya Walks a success!

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Sahaya Walks kids SAHAYA WALKS (previously called Hope Walks) is a family-oriented annual event to celebrate that we can make a difference in the lives of HIV-infected children and orphans in the programs of Sahaya Internationall in developing countries. We do a very short walk, eat snacks, drink lemonade, listen to music, play fun games and listen to people share their hopes for an AIDS-free future. This is the 8th year we were having this event.

Our circle of Sahaya friends is saddened to announce the passing of Ernest T. Edwards, aka Mumba (1951-2014), partner of 34 years of Pierre Smit.

Mumba passed away peacefully on Friday 9/19 after a long illness. He will be remembered as a caring, positive and loving friend with an unmatched bubbly personality.

We send our condolence and thoughts of sympathys to Pierre, all the relatives and close friends.

In lieu of flowers, Pierre has requested that memorial contributions be made to Sahaya International. Click here on the various ways to donate.

All donations will be used to give a future to orphans and underprivileged children in Sahaya's programs i developing countries.


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Sahaya Going Beyond


An award-winning documentary by
Hollywood filmmaker/director Andy Lauer

Click here to learn more

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Narrated by Academy Award Winner Jeremy Irons

and with theme song "May it be" by Grammy Award winner Enya


Take a minute to learn more about one of our ongoing fundraisers:


Become a proud sponsor of Praveen, Medical Student

PRAVEEN  is a 19-year old youth from a poor lower-caste family in rural India, He is the very first student in our programs to get accepted to Medical School. This is very special. But he needs our support.
Click here or on the picture to learn more and join "TEAM PRAVEEN".

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