MAP Who We Are

Our Story

Our Mission and work

Our mission is to impact the lives of impoverished and marginalized children around the world to provide for their basic needs and empower them and their families to succeed to their fullest potential. MAP Canada aims to positively impact the lives of children and families in need globally by addressing key symptoms of poverty. Major symptoms include access to food and shelter, promoting education as a tool for empowerment and responding to the needs of communities in the aftermath of natural disasters.

Our Financials

In 1999, Delfarib Fanaie and her husband, Farshid Samsami, traveled to their home country of Iran, with the intent of adopting a child. Their travels took them to various orphan care centers in Tehran, where they witnessed first-hand the needs of many children.

In 2006, while adopting her oldest child, Delfarib Fanaie met a young girl by the name of Sepideh who asked her, “why can’t you take me with you?” Stirred by this experience, with no way to respond to this sweet girl, Delfarib knew her life would never be the same. She became determined to inspire friends, family, and co-workers to help impoverished children.

In 2008, Delfarib’s friends, touched and inspired by Sepideh’s story, answered Delfarib’s call to action, and together they founded a volunteer-based non-profit charitable organization. Subsequently, MAP launched its mission and programs with a holistic approach toward ending childhood poverty, guided by the principles and philosophy of Ladan Judge. Aligned with Delfarib’s vision, together they breathed life into this dream.

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Since then, thanks to the dedication and hard work of many individuals, MAP has become a community of like-minded individuals spanning the globe with the belief that every act of kindness, no matter how small, can radically change the life of a child and generations to come.

We at MAP Canada proudly share the same philosophy and vision. Mothers Against Poverty, a non-profit global organization run by volunteers, was a labor of love.


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Our Team

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Mehdi Sarrafzadeh

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holds an MBA degree. He has successfully managed commercial international entities for over four decades For the past 30 years his charitable and philanthropic activities have been focused on improving lives and educational opportunities for children in need.

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His advocacy on behalf of underprivileged children led to his association with MAP shortly after its inception.

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Delfarib Fanaie

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is the principal founder of Moms Against Poverty in the United States and has successfully led the organization and its subsequent growth for over 13 years. Delfarib is excited to support the MAP Canada team in furthering MAP’s mission and expanding its audience and impact in Canada and beyond.

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Kevin Kavakeb

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Like many of you, I just used to just feel “bad” about the stories I heard about children who live in poverty either in their own homes or in orphanages worldwide. Children who never experience what it would be like to be a child for one day.

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Children who do not have a safe place or access to basic food and shelter. Children in orphanages and countless children who are forced to work and grow up so fast. Having become aware of the statistics, I could not be an audience anymore and chose to be a part of the solution.
I would like to create awareness for other families out there to join hands with us, MAP-CANADA, to help make lasting changes that would impact generations to come.

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Sherry Noor

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is currently a Victim Services Coordinator at BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse. Her Clinical Psychology training from Tehran University has proven to be valuable in her work with victims and survivors of crime. She also works as a

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Interventionist with Autistic kids and focuses on supporting their families as well.

Sherry has been involved in MAP projects for several years and was an active volunteer in Nik-Gaman-Jamshid charity which is MAP's sister charity in Iran. She is honored to be joining MAP Canada's Board of Directors.