WHO WE ARE
A time when the garbage dumps of developing countries are no longer homes to human beings struggling to survive.
Stop and Change a Life
International Samaritan encourages everyone to follow the example of the Good Samaritan, who stopped, and changed a life. Garbage dump communities are filled with men, women, children, and infants who live their lives and scrap together an existence in the most horrific conditions. Displaced by war, civil unrest, natural disasters, and other circumstances beyond their control, they need us to stop and help. Annually, we serve over 25,000 individuals across the globe. The families that we partner with in garbage dump communities have higher incomes, greater safety, better health care, and higher levels of education due to our programs. Through the contributions of generous donors and the hands of volunteers from American high schools, colleges, and universities working with local partners on the ground, International Samaritan has helped tens of thousands of people on their journey from despair to dignity. We will continue helping thousands more until the garbage dumps of the developing world are no longer homes to human beings struggling to survive.