A Non-profit Organization
The Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation (CAF), formerly called Mawuena Foundation, was founded by Dr. Emmanuel Yao Voado, MD. It is a non-governmental organization that was established in Ghana as a charitable Trust Deed duly registered on 21st February, 2014 in the Registrar-General's Department in Accra with the registration number CG089012014. On the 16th January, 2015, the foundation's name was changed from Mawuena Foundation to Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation.
In the future as part of the vision, we will have sister charities registered in other countries.
The Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation will help alleviate the problems of the helpless, the destitute, the poor and the weak, the orphans and vulnerable children, the widows and their children,  the elderly, the mentally disabled, the physically disabled including the deaf and the blind, students, patients and the public at large.
Our Mission
We pursue breaking the backbone of generational poverty where the captives of destiny, the marginalised, shall become the frontliners. The "nobody" shall become "the somebody".
Our Vision
Extend a warm and delicate care for the helpless and the diseased to expand happiness: A world in which individuals, civil society groups, and the daily lives of people are freed of basic needs and diseases.
Our Values
Our Values
We are grounded on the values of Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence (I CARE) principle.
Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation strives to become an agent of change and does not seek to throw money at the many serious problems affecting the world.
Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation ethos can be summed up by the famous adage; “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”
We want to transform the helpless, the destitute, the orphans and vulnerable children, the widows and their children, the physically disabled from "nobody” to "somebody" and restore the health of the mentally disabled and patients to reposition them to play their purpose-driven roles in the society.
Inspire. Develop. Flourish.
Guiding Philosophy
The philosophy of Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation is based on the reality that every human being is a unique individual with a unique role to play as a contribution to the societal good. Based on this concept, we all have a right to good health and basic needs and should all have access to a comfortable life in one way or another.
CAF ethos can be summed up by the famous adage; “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.
Our Guiding Principles
At the Cosmopolitan Aid Foundation, we are committed to respecting the following principles:
1.    As coalition builders, we will work co-operatively with all individuals and groups, with/for profit and not for profit corporations and organisations, and with governments and international bodies committed to the fight to extend help to the needy, subject only to the policies and priorities set by our governing bodies.
2.    We undertake to be open, honest, and accountable in our relationships with everyone we work with and with each other. We endeavour to perform our duties honestly, faithfully and efficiently, respecting the rights of national branches and of our colleagues.
3.    We will be politically non-partisan and non-sectarian in our work.
4.    We will strive to fight for the helpless and the destitute vigorously and courageously wherever the need has been reliably identified.
5.    The decisions we take will be based on sound, objective and professional analysis and high standards of research.
6.    We will only accept funding that does not compromise our ability to address issues freely, thoroughly, and objectively.
7.    We will provide accurate and timely reports of our activities to our stakeholders.
8.    We will respect and encourage respect for fundamental human rights and freedoms.
9.    We are committed to building, working with and working through national branches worldwide.
10.  In our operations and recruitment policies, we will strive to create equal opportunities for all, and achieve balanced and diverse representation with respect to gender and religion, as the diversity of the movement we serve requires.