Step by Step Scholarship Program

International Samaritan worked in partnership with the University of Central America’s Institute of Public Opinion to better determine the most urgent and pressing needs of children and families living in the garbage dump of Guatemala City. The overwhelming majority of people living in the garbage dump who responded to the survey indicated they wanted better access to education after the sixth grade. In 2007, the Step by Step Scholarship Program was officially implemented and now gives hundreds of opportunities to students across four countries to continue their education, get job training, graduate, and become employed.


Step by Step Scholarship Recipients


Average funding per recipient


Countries served around the world


of enrolled youth have not joined gangs


of enrolled youth have found jobs


of enrolled youth graduate from the program


With as little as $30 per month you can provide tuition for a child living in the garbage dump to help them get an education.

We are very proud of our scholarship recipients who work hard to overcome obstacles and continue to dream for themselves, their families, and their communities.