Smiling Hearts initiatives international  is a humanitarian non-governmental, non profit organization founded in Nigeria, Borno state Maiduguri and has been in operation since 2016 as Zumunchi Hearts Initiatives International before its official registration with CAC on 10th October 2018 as Smiling Hearts Initiatives International.

Smiling Hearts Initiatives International work with the aim of saving and improving people lives, in Nigeria and the world at large, in response to Humanitarian needs and challenges, in the Northeast of Nigeria focusing in the sector of Education, Protection,  WASH,  CCCM, Livelihood, Health, Shelter, Psycho-social support, NFI,  Food security/GFD in the area of operations

Education in Emergency

Conflicts, natural disasters and pandemics keep millions of children out of school and the numbers are rising. In crisis-affected countries, school-age children are more than twice as likely to be out of school as their peers in other countries. SHI international is playing an active role in promoting lifelong quality education for all people - children, youth, and adults - as a part of emergency response and for long-term recovery. SHI international's work in this field is... READ MORE

Food Security

Smiling Hearts Initiative International is trying its best to see that people in affected areas, at all times, have physical, social and economic access to sufficient safe and nutritious food that meets their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Over the coming decades, a changing climate, growing global population, rising food prices, and environmental stressors will have significant yet highly uncertain impacts on food security.


WASH along with food and shelter, safe water and sanitation are the highest priority interventions in emergency situations. SHI international aims at... READ MORE


Livelihood is sustainable when it enables people to cope with and recover from shocks and stresses (such as natural disasters and economic or social upheavals) and enhance their well-being and that of future generations without undermining the natural environment or resource base. At SHI international we are...READ MORE