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RAFFA International Development Agency (RAFFA) is a renowned non-profit organization dedicated to promoting social action and international development. Founded in 2006 RAFFA's primary purpose is to address key social and economic challenges faced by  marginalized communities globally. RAFFA believes that sustainable development can only be achieved through inclusive growth and empowerment of individuals and communities.

RAFFA's social action initiatives aim to create positive social change by advocating for human rights and social justice. Through various programmes and projects, the organisation works towards alleviating poverty, improving access to education and healthcare, and promoting sustainable livelihoods. RAFFA strongly believes in the power of grassroots activism and community participation to bring about lasting change.

Our Values



We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and respond to the needs of all communities, striving to include the most disadvantaged people.  And, in particular, we view all beneficiaries as individuals with different needs and expectations and ensure that we maintain the “personal touch” in all our work. 


We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, beneficiaries.


We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for our beneficiaries.


We respect and value each other, thrive on ours and others’ diversity, and work with partners to make a difference for all communities. 


We aspire to live the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of our



We are mindful of the environmental and ecological impact of our work and, in particular, the impact on people.

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In the realm of international development, RAFFA collaborates with governments, donors, and international organisations to implement effective and impactful development projects. The organisation focuses on capacity building, providing technical expertise, and fostering cross-sectoral collaborations to address complex development challenges.

RAFFA's dedication and commitment to making a difference have earned them numerous accolades over the years. The organisation has been recognized for its innovative approaches, successful programme outcomes, and effective project management. Notably, RAFFA has received several prestigious awards for its work in community development, Health and Wellbeing and Social Justice.

In conclusion, RAFFA International Development Agency is a well-established organisation that embraces social action and international development as its core principles. Through partnerships, grassroots initiatives, and an unwavering commitment to change, RAFFA works towards creating amore equitable and sustainable world.

Our History 

The launch of RAFFA by COGOP on 26th November 2006, was the response of an outward-looking church on the cutting edge, both to its affiliates and to the wider community. RAFFA is for social action. It is an independent charity, with a Diaspora-led structure that has not confined itself to only supporting those within the Diaspora. The United Kingdom, China, Grenada, Ghana, Jamaica, Lebanon and St Lucia are some of the countries that have benefitted from that support.

RAFFA then, is concerned with empowering the national and international community. Seeking to address a communities’ economic wellbeing, health awareness, and its educational needs in an effort to improve lives.

This is done through the information sharing of community assets like: health services or organisations that donate equipment, expertise, facilities and services, it also happens through advocacy and advice, which could be given to businesses (whether they are profit or non-profit start-ups or longstanding businesses within the community) understanding that enterprise is good for financial empowerment and community autonomy.

Our Partners

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