Thank you for your interest in Sahaya International!

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, located in Davis, California. We consist of a network of friends from all backgrounds who are committed to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged people in developing countries. We are 100% volunteer based. Yes, we don't pay any of our volunteer staff a single penny. This assures us that a maximal amount of funds can be sent abroad to directly help the people there.

Through our volunteer efforts, we provide much needed assistance to a number social development projects in developing countries, including India, Vietnam, Kenya, Sri Lanka and the Philippines. This includes basic education to children, disability programs, HIV awareness and treatment programs, women self-help groups with micro-finance activities, vocational training.

We also develop simple cartoon-based educational materials on HIV/AIDS and other topics, that can be downloaded freely for general use.

For more information about any of our programs, please visit

You can also watch our award-winning documentary "Sahaya Going Beyond", narrated by Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and with theme song "May it be" by Enya at, or by clicking on the video link right below.

Together we can continue to make a big difference.

Thank you for all your support.

Koen Van Rompay

P.S. For questions, don't hesitate to contact me at

Play Sahaya Going Beyond (narrated by Jeremy Irons)