About Us / Who we are

Although Zaman formally became a non-profit organization in 2004, our work began in 1996, giving us more than 20 years of on-the-ground experience. You can learn more about our history here

Since its founding, Zaman has applied a needs-based, community-driven approach to all programming in order to help households meet their basic needs and break the cycle of poverty. We are dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of our clients. Unlike most organizations, Zaman is flexible and willing to work outside of strict programs and policies in order to respond quickly and effectively to our client’s needs. We develop personal relationships with our clients through home visits and meet regularly to ensure assistance is exactly what they need. 

In addition to meeting our clients’ basic needs, we also empower the households we serve through training and vocational programsBy providing both urgent assistance and promoting self-reliance, Zaman has become an organization that transitions families from a hand-out to a hands-on model.  

The success of our organization and continued growth comes from the passion and dedication to our mission shared by our team, volunteers, supporters and community partners. We hope you will join us as we work to break the cycle of poverty one family at a time.

Zaman International is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization, EIN: 20-1946065.