STORIES & MEDIA

I.S. Interview on Ave Maria Radio

International Samaritan President, Mike Tenbusch, and Ethiopia Program Director, Selam Terefe, sat down for morning coffee with Ave Maria Radio in April, 2019, to talk about our programs.

LIVE at Saint Mary Student Parish

In 2019, the International Samaritan program leaders from Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua hosted a community event at Saint Mary Student Parish where they discussed their experiences of working alongside garbage dump communities.

$2 Day at Nest Preschool

In honor of International Samaritan’s Fast2Change campaign, preschoolers at The Nest Early Childhood Center had a $2 lunch day to raise awareness about wealth disparity around the world.

THE SAMARITAN PROMISE

100% of all donations made to International Samaritan go to those we serve around the world.

Because of the generosity and planning of our supporters and leadership over the past 25 years, all of our overhead, administrative, and outreach costs are covered by our endowment. We guarantee that every dollar donated to International Samaritan goes directly to serving those in need.

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Note: We are committed to respecting and uplifting our scholars. Due to some stories containing sensitive information, we redact or change the names of the scholars, their parents, their schools, and other details that could compromise their anonymity.

A Letter from Terry

My name is Terry. I am 13 years old and an 8th grader at [REDACTED] School. When I grow up, I want to be an engineer and get a well-paying job.

My mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer a couple of years ago. Before she got ill, she used to work as a washer, hand washing people’s clothes. She stopped working when her health got worse, and we had no income. We lived in poverty. The only time we got to eat was when people came to visit with food. My mother worried day and night about not having food on the table and for not being able to pay my school fees. Recently her health has gotten worse, and on top of that she makes herself sick with worry about the fact that she has nobody to help her raise us.

My mother always prays to God to help us through all of this, and finally her prayers were answered when International Samaritan came to our rescue. They gave me a scholarship which covers my school fees, my food, clean uniforms and all the school supplies I need. I even have a mentor to help me with my studies and was enrolled in a life-skill training program. My mother is still sick, but she is no longer making herself worse with worry, and we no longer are starving.

I am committed to my education and to becoming an Engineer. Thanks to your continued generosity, my journey will be easier. I thank you very much for all your help and guidance.

A Letter from Terry

My name is Terry. I am 13 years old and an 8th grader at [REDACTED] School. When I grow up, I want to be an engineer and get a well-paying job. My mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer a couple of years ago. Before she got ill, she used to work as a washer, hand...

A Letter from Nora

Note: Since this letter was written, Nora has graduated from high school and started studying at University. Everything started when my parents got together. They lived in Zone 18 [of Guatemala City] with my grandmother and my uncles, who lived lives full of luxury...

A Letter from Zoe

Greetings. I am Zoe. I am 10 years old and am a fourth grader in [REDACTED] Primary School. I live with 7 of my family members. Our house is always full of laughter and happiness. To an outsider, it would seem like we have everything in the world. I don’t think even...

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