Created in 2008 and based in the South of France, the Friendly Haven is an N.G.O. that supports local initiatives to help underprivileged children, especially in Togo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It also works for peace, reconciliation, and non-violence.
// We are a humanitarian organization.
// What is the Friendly Haven?
The R.A.G.C. (Reflexion and action Group for Children), is our primary partner, working to help children and to promote peace projects. It won the 2006 Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) prize for its fight against child sexual abuse.
Representative: Mr. Yves-Matthieu Amewu
Tel.: (00228)90 07 08 78
Adress: 1016 rue Jérémie Moran, BP 425, Atakpamé, Togo
// In Togo.
// Our Field Partners
At the start...a story of friendship between a Togolese philosophy professor working for peace and a young French volunteer working for the organization IFOR (International Fellowship of Reconciliation).
Our beginnings: just after the civil war that devastated Togo in 2006, we were two dreamers who met and shared a common desire to change things—even if we had to start from the basis.
In 2008, this friendship gave birth to the Friendly Haven organization, founded by Yves-Mathieu Amewu and Bénédicte-Fleur Vappereau. “In the beginning, we didn’t have a single cent, but we did have high hopes!” she says. “More than anything else, we wanted to help children and foster peace,” he adds.
Five years later: an orphanage is on the verge of opening its doors, more than 300 children have been sponsored, and 70 widows have benefited from income-generating programs.
// Act together with faith!
// A story of friendship
Whereas small humanitarian organizations in developing countries are often left out of international calls for funding, the Friendly Haven aims to support and tirelessly promote local charitable organizations who have proved their worth and made comprehensive projects for the benefits of children.
Akaralé and CREJe (Cercle de Réflexion pour l’Emergence des Jeunes), two local organizations working to help people living with HIV/AIDS.
Representative: Mr. Ilalou Lawani
Tel.: (00228) 923 68 59 or (00228) 440 15 07
Representative: M. Affefou Yawo
Our credo has always been to work together with faith, strength, and determination. Friendship and trust have been our strength.
Representative: Mrs. Clémentine Rachel Avosse
Tel.: (00228) 90 85 83 45
The CRAPEF widow groups (Cercle de Réflexion et d’Action pour l’Émancipation de la Femme): a successful cooperative project since 2009, part of our program to provide income-generating activities to widows raising families.
Other local and international partners:
Caritas Togo, UNESCO Togo, the Atakpamé Regional Department of Social Affairs, the organizations Ecoute mes Histoires (France) and AFSADE (France), etc.
// In Switzerland
Thank you to everyone who has given their love, their time, or their money to these projects.
Thank you for changing and saving lives.
Discover our principal supporters on the page "with you".
We are pleased to present our media supports such as photos and films of the latest missions in Togo.
Visite our page media
Please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here for you, and we’ll gladly answer any questions you may have.
Tél.: + 33 (0)6 09 50 44 92
5 impasse de la Sauvagine
13 460 Saintes Maries de la Mer
To contact our partners, please refer to the section “Our Field Partners” n°02, page " we".