COVID-19 EMERGENCY ACTION
you can completely cover their costs of living for one month.
International Samaritan has 621 families with children in our scholarship program, and it costs $100 per month per family for the food, water and sanitation supplies they need. That means, to keep them all alive, safe, and healthy, we need to raise $62,100 for each month that our families need to shelter in place.
Families supported by IntSam worldwide
Cost in USD to shelter in place for a month
amount we need to raise per month of COVID-19
The Coronavirus poses particularly devastating possibilities for families who make their living in and near garbage dump communities: while the current infection fatality rate in the U.S. is about 1%, the infection fatality rate in developing countries is estimated to be roughly 10% due to a lack of access to needed resources. Our failure to act now could lead to a catastrophic loss of life for them.
To halt the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the communities we serve, we are asking families across five nations to shelter in place. In exchange, our teams are supplying them with food, water, and sanitation supplies for at least two months.
We ask you to help these 621 families get through perhaps the most dangerous time they will ever face by supporting one of these families for one month.
What’s happening in each country
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COVID-19 Emergency action
$100 will keep a family safe for a whole month.
Those we serve are having to choose between being exposed to COVID-19 if they go to work or imminent starvation if they don’t. Our relief fund is to keep them from having to go to work in the dump for a full month, which costs $100 per family.
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International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization with the designation 501(c)(3). Our headquarters is located in Ann Arbor Michigan.