More than 700 million people in the world live on less than $2 a day, putting them below the line for extreme poverty.

We can change that.


What is Fast2Change?

A month-long effort to raise awareness and funds for people living and working in garbage dump communities around the world. The event kicks off with a $2 fasting day on the first Friday of Lent.


Why $2?

In the communities we serve, the average person lives on less than $2 a day, putting them below the line for international extreme poverty.


What are we fundraising for?

We’re raising money for a variety of different scholarships, shown below. These scholarships  enable people to focus on creating a new life for themselves away from the dangers of the garbage dumps. 100% of all donations go to those in need in the countries we serve.


What countries are these communities in?

We’re raising money for communities in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Ethiopia. You can learn about the specific communities here.


How long is Fast2Change?

Fast2Change starts on the first Friday in Lent and ends exactly one month later, giving you one month to choose a fast day and fundraise. 

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Garbage Dump Communities

Learn more about the communities that we’re campaigning for.

2019 Project Recap

Thank you to everyone who donated for the 2019 Fast2Change Campaign. With your help, we were able to fund:

20 Elementary Scholarships

$500 each

2 College & Trade School Scholarships

$2,500 each

Special thanks to:

The Nest Early Childhood Center

For hosting a $2 meal with their preschool students to raise awareness.

Scott & Molly Filippini

For donating $4,000 to expand elementary school scholarships in Nicaragua.

Bishop Waterson High School

For raising $2,500 for scholarships through a series of bake and bracelet sales.

Want to get involved with the 2020 campaign?

No matter how big or small you’d like your involvement to be, we would love to have you participate in our 2020 campaign. Contact Michelle with any questions you have using the contact form below, or give her a call at (734) 222-0701 if it’s between 9-5 on a weekday!


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About Us

International Samaritan is a nonprofit organization with the designation 501(c)(3). Our headquarters is located in Ann Arbor Michigan.

(734) 222-0701

803 N Main St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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