Afocha is a Harari word meaning friendship. In Harari, it is a customary institution that maintains self-rule, cooperation and maintenance. Accordingly, the main purpose of our አፎቻ is homologous to the basic tenet of አፎቻ as our forefathers practiced for centuries.
Our Mission Statement:
To promote, advance and to nurture fundamental AFOCHA traditional values through un-wavering support, total commitment, and common goal.
Collectively to work together without ant reservations to attain the stated goals and objectives.
To preserve and to pass on noble traditional Afocha values to our next generation.
The fundamental organizational objective is to provide proper Islamic burial service to all active members through stablished Islamic Mortuary services.
To minimize the staggering Burial cost through member based financial support and participation.
To facilitate and to assist in a completions of all necessery paperwork in accordance to laws and regulations of mortuary and summitry service providers.
To provide a moral, spiritual support and to consul families during mourning period
To conclude the mourning process in accordance to our social traditions by completing recitation of our holly “Quran”.