Ahmad Al Falasi Foundation for Humanitarian Initiatives

Ahmad Al Falasi is an Emirati businessman and philanthropist who was moved to act after seeing poor quality healthcare facilities while visiting Kenya. Inspired by his mother, who gave generously to charity, he has refurbished a hospital and built a kidney dialysis centre and neonatal unit in Kenya. He also contributed to the construction of wells, clinics, houses, schools, and orphanages in Kenya, Zanzibar, and China and supported other regional humanitarian appeals. Al Falasi was named the 2020 Arab Hope Maker, an award of Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Good Health and Well-Being
  • Quality Education
  • Reduced Inequalities

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Education
    • Elementary and secondary education
  • Health
    • Public health
    • Medical support services
      • Prosthetics
    • Healthcare access
    • Diseases and conditions
      • Kidney diseases
    • Out-patient care
  • Humanitarian
    • Emergency relief
    • Free goods distribution
    • Food aid

Focus populations

  • Low-income people
  • Orphans
  • Victims of conflict and war
  • Victims of disaster
  • Working poor

Focus geographies

  • Africa
    • Zanzibar
    • Kenya
  • East Asia
    • China
  • Middle East
    • Iraq
    • Palestine
    • Jordan


  • Project in Zanzibar

    Al Falasi signed an agreement with the municipality in Zanzibar to support the renovation and refurbishing of a hospital.

  • Projects in China

    Ahmad Al Falasi helped build a school and an orphanage in China, and then established a fund to support vulnerable families and children. 

  • Projects in Iraq

    During Ramadan in 2020, Ahmad Al Falasi distributed thousands of food baskets in underprivileged areas around Baghdad.

  • Projects in Kenya

    Ahmad Al Falasi helped refurbish the Coast General Hospital in Mombasa, Kenya, and also established a kidney dialysis and neonatal unit. He then constructed wells and houses to support communities who were affected by floods in Kenya.


Funding model

  • In-kind gifts
  • Programme related investment
  • Volunteering

Primary funders

  • Ahmad Al Falasi

Funding source

  • Private


Key staff

  • Ahmad Al Falasi, founder

Board members

  • Ahmad Al Falasi

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