Bloomington, MN   |
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EIN: 83-0674739


We stand for promoting, enhancing, and uplifting the knowledge of healthcare workers and the general public in underdeveloped countries by providing core training and essential education in healthcare.

Notes from the nonprofit

Established by visionary leaders who believed in; “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Our initial steps are to educate and train healthcare workers in poor communities up to universal standards in healthcare. We will cover the essential areas such as disease prevention, emergencies, understanding of medical radiography, basic medical laboratories and standard interpretations, surgical techniques, infection controls, and maternity and pediatric care. HEPTO will eliminate the needless loss of funds that the world communities pour into African countries, which remain unproductive. The leadership and staff of this organization (HEPTO) have extensive familiarity with the culture, environment, local languages, and current politics. In this case, HEPTO is the best fit for these humanitarian tasks. We strive to reach and lift the hands of those unfortunate to receive the training and knowledge necessary for human life.

Ruling year info



Mohamed Jama Mohamed

Secretary, and Operation Director

Ahmed Mohamud

Main address

7800 Metro Parkway Suite 300

Bloomington, MN 55425 USA

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Subject area info

Managed care

Mental health care

Rural development

Population served info


Women and girls

NTEE code info

Group Health Practice (Health Maintenance Organizations) (E31)

Rural (S32)

Management & Technical Assistance (F02)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Tax forms

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The world is changing for the better thanks to the rapid advancements in medical and healthcare technology. However, many regions in the world, particularly in Africa, lag behind the rest of the world in healthcare facilities. Better healthcare equipment and trained medical staff can improve the standard of living for millions of people in Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya. It can also cut down costs and reliance on charity programs that don't do actual good for the people and make them dependent on foreign aid. A sustainable healthcare program that trains local doctors, nurses and paramedical staff can significantly improve healthcare access for the public. It will help raise awareness and focus on developing hospitals and clinics with appropriate medical and surgical equipment that can help save thousands of lives. Improvements in healthcare at the ground level will also cut down costs for government and private hospitals by preventing the spread of disease and pandemics.

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?

Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Surgical Services, Maternity

Many African communities lack the basic skills in every sector of healthcare. HEPTO was organized to help change this trend by educating and training African healthcare workers and general public in the area of prevention, assessment, plaining, implementation and evaluation. Our main focus is managing of emerging and re-emerging diseases, chronic disease, mental health, surgical services, maternity, nutrition and environmental influences. Our founder, Mohamed Mohamed, developed this theme after witnessing firsthand the implementation of farming program that helped poor African farmers increase their knowledge, which then multiplied the yield of their farms.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls

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.

Number of practicing Community Health Workers as a result of the organization's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Surgical Services, Maternity

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


Number of adults satisfied with the health care system in the community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases, Chronic Disease, Mental Health, Surgical Services, Maternity

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success


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 fundamental roles include directing and coordinating healthcare education and training by promoting collaboration, mobilizing partnerships, and stimulating efforts of different actors to respond to healthcare education.
HEPTO will maintain a robust working relationship with all stakeholders such as local administrations, community leaders, education institutions, healthcare facilities, safety departments, and cultural leaders in each community we serve. We cherish our services' firm foundation, which is based on trust, transparency, tolerance, and accountability.
The world is modernizing and adopting new healthcare technology at a rapid pace. Thanks to modern healthcare infrastructure, the average lifespan is higher, and disease prevention is much more effective in the developed countries compared to many regions of Africa.
This is mainly because healthcare professionals' training and education standard are much higher in the western world. Proper medical training and advanced medical infrastructure limits the spread of disease and ensures a lot more people recover from ailments.
A focused public education, medical staff training, and facility improvement project can effectively boost Africa's healthcare system. Ongoing research has shown that empowering locals, especially women, in medicine is the quickest and most successful method of uplifting the whole society, which leads to economic prosperity for the region.
HEPTO customs methods of healthcare services improvement. Paramedical teams will be training with the shorter medical training requirement. We will also help medical facilities improve staff retention, training capability, and productivity of their teams.
The program will also attract health workers, doctors, and nurses in all remote parts of the country by helping them secure small business setup loans and incentive packages through community and government programs. We will work together with local governments and medical colleges to maintain a good quality of healthcare facilities and keep trained professionals in local districts. In addition, we will also help introduce.
e-learning and active mentorship programs to improve ongoing training and development of new and existing medical workers.

Our project aims to educate and train health workers to more than 10,000 per year. This plan would increase the health system's workforce to more than 100,000 from the currently estimated force of 55,000 by about 2026. While this number would still be much lower than ideally required health workers, it would improve healthcare in the communities we serve.
HEPTO will help refit existing hospitals and clinics with modern medical machinery and technical tools. We will also help extend care to underrepresented areas by establishing permanent clinics and mobile healthcare facilities in the region. Our team will partner with established clinics and healthcare providers to ensure that they have access to excellent tools and medications.

The implementation of digital technology can also boost the level of medical service provided at healthcare facilities. As mobile devices are becoming increasingly common in the region, they can deliver better healthcare services to patients over video calls. This will extend medical care to remote locations, and patients will not need to travel long distances to get the help they need.
We will run a program to educate the public on proper hygiene and personal care practices. The community-based health worker will also raise awareness of appropriate food consumption, water preparation and sterilization, best practices for animal handling, and chronic illness maintenance.

HEPTO teams will educate communities through health workers on modern prenatal, postpartum, and infant care practices. Our project will also provide public education to overcome stigma and promote mental health care.
Improvements in patient care go a long way in the cure and prevention of disease. This can be achieved by redesigning healthcare systems and using modern tools, equipment, and methods that ensure improvement.

There are three elements of improving care services for patients.
1.Trained medical staff that provides helpful, friendly care
2.Advanced care facility equipped with modern equipment, and
3.Intuitive medical recording systems and updated databases by helping hospitals, clinics, and dispensaries in the region develop these three key pillars, HEPTO will implement significant changes that raise the level of healthcare in the area.

HEPTO has a team of skilled healthcare workers and digital experts who have previously helped improve the healthcare standard for many medical centers and government institutes worldwide. The Founders and majority of the Board of Directors of the Organization are native Africans (American Nationals) who are educated and live in the United States of America.

Most founding members of HEPTO grew up in small villages in Africa. This development project was initiated and developed after they witnessed the uncertainty in African communities' lives firsthand. They are fully invested and interested in improving the region's healthcare standard.

Our non-profit organization has built a reputation as a reliable innovator and medical training partner. We are focused on providing educational and systemic reforms to raise awareness and improve medical care quality in local African communities. We are confident that our project will help save millions of lives, reduce costs in the healthcare sector, and ensure effective service delivery to patients.

We delivered Three 40feet Containers of medical equipment and supplies to Mogadishu Somalia in August 2020. We conducted a profound assessment in remote areas in Ethiopia, during a chrono-virus pandemic, September 2020, and March 2020. We delivered COVID-19 prevention equipment and awareness literature in rural areas in Ethiopia. We created an educational page on our website about the COVIS-19 pandemic with different ethnic launguages. We also completed our assessment in a community clinic in Nairobi Kenya. We established a working relationship with several nonprofit humanitarian organizations based in the USA, Universities, Colleges, and private companies.
We plan to deliver medical equipment and supplies to community hospitals in Ethiopia in July 2021. HEPTO sponsors a medical mission trip in July 2021to Ethiopia. This Medical treatment is a surgical cliff-repair procedure for 50-70 children who bone with lip/pallet cliff.
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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 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, We use our feedback data for improvement of existing program, enhancement, invention

  • 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.23 over 2 years

Months of cash in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0.4 over 2 years

Fringe rate in 2021 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Average of 0% over 2 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990


Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

This snapshot of HEPTO’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2020 2021
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $3,447 -$17,050
As % of expenses 1.3% -6.5%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $3,447 -$17,050
As % of expenses 1.3% -6.5%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $260,896 $245,717
Total revenue, % change over prior year 0.0% -5.8%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0%
Government grants 0.0% 0.0%
All other grants and contributions 31.1% 25.6%
Other revenue 68.9% 74.4%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $257,249 $263,000
Total expenses, % change over prior year 0.0% 2.2%
Personnel 0.0% 0.7%
Professional fees 0.0% 1.9%
Occupancy 2.3% 2.8%
Interest 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 69.9% 84.9%
All other expenses 27.8% 9.7%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2020 2021
Total expenses (after depreciation) $257,249 $263,000
One month of savings $21,437 $21,917
Debt principal payment $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $278,686 $284,917

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2020 2021
Months of cash 0.2 0.6
Months of cash and investments 0.2 0.6
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.2 -0.7
Balance sheet composition info 2020 2021
Cash $3,521 $13,750
Investments $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $0 $0
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 0.0% 0.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 0.0% 215.3%
Unrestricted net assets $3,521 -$15,850
Temporarily restricted net assets N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0
Total net assets $3,521 -$15,850

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2020 2021
Material data errors No No


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

Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization


Mohamed Jama Mohamed

Mohamed Mohamed; President/Founder of HEPTO, Charge Nurse Surgical Department of the University of Minnesota Health, Operating Room Registered Nurse, Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Certified Youth Mental Health First Aid and Certified Surgical Technologist 1998 to present, Agriculture Extensionist (farmer-Trainer) in East-African 1987 to 1991. Education RN. BSN. Wound Ostomy Continence, Metropolitan State University St. Paul MN. Associate of Nursing, Liberal Arts, Normandale Community College Bloomington MN. Certified Surgical Technology Degree, Nashville State Community, and Technical College TN.

Secretary, and Operation Director

Ahmed Mohamud

Ahmed Mohamud; is Secretary and Operation Director, he has extensive experience in areas of business and management. He holds a Business Management degree and additional training in business.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990


Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Compensation data
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There are no highest paid employees recorded for this organization.


Board of directors
as of 06/29/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board co-chair

Mohamed Mohamed

Term: 2018 - 2023

Board co-chair

Rahma Jama

Healthcare Extension Promotion and Training Organization Trade Style(s): HEPTO

Term: 2022 - 2025

Mohamed J. Mohamed


Abdi M. Jama


Ahmed M. Jama


Rahma M. Jama


Florence K Lintari


Abdi M. Ahmed


John Katana


Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/9/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.


The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/09/2022

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  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • 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.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • 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.