Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, Inc.

aka Mercy-USA, M-USA   |   Plymouth, MI   |  http://www.mercyusa.org

Mission

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient. Our philosophy is Helping People Help Themselves.

Ruling year info

1989

President and CEO

Mr. Umar al-Qadi

Main address

44450 Pinetree Dr Ste 201

Plymouth, MI 48170 USA

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EIN

38-2846307

NTEE code info

International Relief (Q33)

Agricultural Programs (K20)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development is dedicated to alleviating human suffering and supporting individuals and their communities in their efforts to become more self-sufficient.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Crisis Relief and Sustainable Development

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development helps individuals and their communities in times of crisis and beyond with sustainable development with special focus on improving health, nutrition, sustainable agriculture and access to clean water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.
Program highlights include
• Humanitarian relief (food, shelter, winterization and medical care) inside Syria since 2012
• Health and nutrition services for tens of thousands of women and children in Somalia each year
• Clean water through over 600 wells across Somalia serving the needs of communities with a combined population of over 700,000
• Agriculture programs
• Seasonal food aid ten or more countries each year
• Education programs and/or school support in the following countries:
Albania, Bosnia, Gaza, Lebanon, Somalia and the United States.

Specific details on all our programs are available on our web site: www.mercyusa.org

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Since 1997, Mercy-USA has played a vital role in providing safe drinking water in Somalia, digging and repairing wells. Communities with a combined population of over 550,000 persons are benefiting from this safe water program to date.

Population(s) Served
Families
Infants and toddlers

Since October 2012, Mercy-USA for Aid and Development’s Syrian relief workers have been providing food aid inside Syria. Food baskets, shelter and winterization projects for internally displaced Syrians in Idlib Province.

Population(s) Served
Families
Adults

Mercy-USA provided agricultural support for farmers in many countries including Indonesia, Albania, Bosnia, Somalia and Kenya

Population(s) Served
Adults

Since 1993, Mercy-USA has been working in Somalia offering hope and lasting positive impacts on the people we’re serving. Mercy-USA provides nutrition support and health services for children, pregnant women and nursing mothers in Somalia.
We operate over 25 Mother and Child Health Clinics offering healthcare to mothers and their children. Women find qualified healthcare providers free of charge for themselves and their children, as well as vital health services including pre- and post natal care, immunizations and more.

Mercy-USA has nutrition centers across Somalia. Annually, these centers treat thousands of malnourished children under the age of 5, as well as pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Mercy-USA is also preventing disease through the immunization of children and women, distribution of vitamin A and iron folate. We also contruct and repair sanitary latrines and hand-washing stations at schools, health centers and displaced persons camps. Additionally, Mercy-USA has been providing health, nutrition and hygiene education to vulnerable communities as an effective means of disease prevention.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Infants and toddlers

Mercy-USA supports students from Kindergarten to University with various programs around the world.
Highlights include the following:
In Gaza, we support the Rehabilitation Center for Blind and Visually Impaired children.
In Somalia, we are facilitating teacher training to help build capacity among local teachers. Materials and curriculum are being distributed and implemented. We’re offering specialized curriculum to students who are academically behind their peers due to a myriad of factors, allowing them to return to their appropriate grade level faster, without stigma.
We are also rehabilitating and expanding school buildings including adding new classrooms, providing new furniture, building latrines and hand washing stations to promote disease prevention. The private lavatories will provide girls with the needed privacy at school that they deserve.
We offer vocational training to Palestinian Refugee women in Lebanon.
We offer after school English and computer literacy classes in Bosnia and Albania.
Mercy-USA is building a primary school in the village of Arz Muhammad Gopang Taluka & District Dadu, Sindh province of Pakistan.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adolescents

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of grants awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Extremely poor people, Internally displaced people, Refugees and displaced people, Victims and oppressed people, Age groups

Related Program

Crisis Relief and Sustainable Development

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn more about Sustainable Development Goals.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our programs are aimed at improving health, nutrition and access to safe water, as well as promoting economic and educational growth around the world.

We strive to provide humanitarian aid and sustainable development to those suffering while preserving their dignity and encouraging hope for a better, stronger future.

Established in 1988, we have a long history of providing humanitarian relief around the world. We establish local field offices whenever possible while hiring and training local staff who best understand the needs of their neighbors.

Mercy-USA for Aid and Development has continued to provide reliable humanitarian relief and sustainable development in the following countries:
Albania
Bosnia
Gaza
Indonesia
Kenya
Lebanon
Pakistan
Somalia
Syria
United States

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/11/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Iman Elkadi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Retired

Term: 2010 - 2020

Ali El-Menshawi

Psychiatrist in Private Practice – Orlando, FL

Hassan Amin

Licensing Coordinator, State of Maryland Department of Human Resources & Imam at Johns Hopkins University (Homewood Campus) and Johns Hopkins Hospital

Rasha Ghobashy

CT & Principal of the Peace Academy – Longwood, FL

Yassine Benzinane

Modern Languages Teacher, The Hill School – Pottstown, PA

Samar Mady

Associate and Senior Architectural Designer at SIH Associates – Orlando, FL

Clareen Menzies

Organizational Consultant – Huron, SD

Hesham Mesbah

Associate Professor of Communications, Rollins College – Winter Park, FL

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/21/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/19/2021

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Data
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.