These garbage dump communities are home to refugees, lepers, abuse victims, orphans, and other extraordinarily vulnerable groups.
Due to the lack of opportunities in these communities, building wealth is next to impossible, trapping families in generational poverty.
International Solid Waste Association
Samaritan Scholar in Honduras
Our scholarships cover not only school fees, but living expenses, medical care, and other essential costs that push students to drop out of school.
Safe Water & Safe Spaces
In communities that struggle with sanitation and violent neighborhoods, we prioritize bringing clean water and a safe meeting place to each community.
We partner with both local leaders, who identify and serve community needs, and people across the globe, who bring new, enriching opportunities.
What Can I Do?
December 8, 2023
I thought, “Wow! There are 15 million people worldwide in this situation. What could I possibly do to make a difference?” …
November 17, 2023
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The Secret To Swimming Well
November 10, 2023
Something is going on at International Samaritan that reminds me a lot of a guy I saw at our local pool last week. …
As a Samaritan, you’re integral in building the Samaritans for Life network, our growing group of graduates that are changing lives. Each year, about 50 Samaritan Scholars graduate from college or trade school with a shared commitment to:
- Love God with their whole heart, soul, body and mind.
- Love their neighbor as Jesus loves them.
- Raise their family to do the same.
The Samaritan scholarship program is dedicated to growing these exemplary young people so they can lead their communities.
Thank you so much for investing in me, thank you for helping me to realise my dreams. As I venture off into the world, I will ensure to hold the banner of this foundation high! I will make it my duty to make you proud.
Dr. Micashane Myton
A Samaritan for Life: Graduate from Jamaica
Samaritan for Life: Graduate from Ethiopia
I am a girl who has many dreams, but, above all, I’ve always wanted a better life for my family. I knew I needed an education. Sometimes I doubted that I could achieve this… I doubted that I could graduate. But because of you, here I am. Thank you.
Samaritan for Life: Graduate from Guatemala
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International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization with the designation 501(c)(3). Our headquarters is located in Ann Arbor Michigan. International Samaritan walks hand-in-hand with people in garbage dump communities, along with those with a calling to help, to break the chains of poverty and to improve our lives together. International Samaritan gained consultative status with the United Nations in 2011.