Fashioned after the age-old spiritual, “It is Well With My Soul”, Salama was registered with the State of Texas and received IRS tax-exemption in 2018 after the founder, Jackie Dozier made a 3-country visit, to Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda in 2017. The reality of community and family need exceeded what was portrayed in the news and other print media. community and family need exceeded what was portrayed in the news and other print media.
The founder witnessed the dire needs of countless people who had no social services or public assistance to help them survive and thrive. Being a bi-vocational entrepreneur, and licensed and ordained minister of the gospel, she felt compelled to do the “go ye into all the world…”, and immediately sought to help build the capacity of churches and ministries to utilize their local resources to improve living conditions.
As a former teacher, social services provider, college counselor, pastor, trainer, entrepreneur, with a vision of quality education, job-creation, and good financial management as foundations for success, Jackie, and her very capable board of directors, sought to fuse all these experiences to help establish businesses that would feed and put funds into pockets to pay bills and school fees for children. Since the pandemic, Salama has provided funding for 18 start-up businesses and has taken responsibility to upgrade a local primary school. The results are two brick rooms with internet, two more being under construction, school supplies and materials, and digital technology to the Salama Academy of Creativity, Innovation and Technology starting from ages 3 to 3rd grade. As Africa is an agricultural continent, it made sense to begin with introducing latest strategies to improve the farming industry.
In the United States
Salama extends its programs and services globally, including training and ordaining pastors and ministers, assisting US ministries, churches, community-based nonprofits, schools, and expanding entrepreneurial services across the globe.
Salama International Inc. has raised funding through tithes, offerings, loans, community supporters, family and friends: $52,000 to date.
Projected Amount for 2024: $25,000