Francisco’s Story

Francisco’s Story

Five years after the Step by Step Scholarship Program Francisco Alexander Baltazar Francisco graduated from the Step by Step scholarship program in 2012 with dreams of becoming an engineer. Now 23 years old, he works for Indy Motos Guatemala. He is also taking classes...

Letter from the president

Dear friends, “Education is an investment in the future” Education is the most important resource we can give to the children of garbage dump communities. As an example, average Guatemalan children attend only four years of schooling and just 3 out of 10...

Letter from the President

Dear friends, As recently canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) once said, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet to come. We have only today. Let us begin.” When confronted with tragedy after tragedy, it is easy to become cynical – or...

Microenterprise in Ethiopia

The tragedy of the Ethiopia landslide on March 11, 2017 shows a poignant, heart-wrenching way just how imperative dignified work is to ending garbage dump poverty. Several of International Samaritan’s microenterprise projects in the Kore community are helping...