Dear Visitors and Friends,
On behalf of the Somali Bantu Community Mutual
Assistance Association (SBCMAlA), and as the President of the organization, it is a personal delight to welcome you to our website.
SBCMALA is a 501©3 non-profit organization whose primary goal is
to assist the Somali Bantu Community and the Lewiston/Auburn refugee community at large on housing, employment, literacy and
education, health, and safety matters. As you explore this website,
you will discover the wonderful opportunity to personally get acquainted with SBCMALA’s backgrounds and the scope of
We hope the information and material provided here will help you become equipped –
if not yet – with
a better understanding and appreciation of the community. We warmly welcome all your comments, suggestions, and various levels of engagement. We also eagerly look forward to building together, with you, a fully integrated
and strong community in which people respect and care for one another.
Somali Bantu Community of Lewiston Maine was Founded in July 5th, 2005.
It was Founded by the first Somali Bantu group who settled in Lewiston/Auburn Maine. They realized the need to establish a
community center to serve the demands of Lewiston/Auburn’s increasing Somali Bantu population.
They put all their resources together and started offering basic services for the Somali Bantu
new arrivals. They got more support from other organizations like Maine Community Foundation, Haymarket, New England grassroot
Fund, Resist, Bates College, and other non-profit organizations. They rented
an office to help and serve for the Somali Bantu Community members and others who needs help. They were helping themselves
by collecting money from any Somali Bantu Community board member to pay for the office rent and other utilities/equipment
for the office needs.
you have a few minutes, please take a look at our brief survey..
Brief short survey.