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    Campus Chapter Founder at University of Michigan

    Sean Yanik’s first service trip with International Samaritan occurred in his junior year at University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy. His work during that trip sparked his passion for helping garbage dump communities, and he launched the University of Michigan International Samaritan Campus Chapter. As the president of

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    Francisco’s Story

    “Five years after Step by Step Scholarship Program” Francisco Alexander Baltazar Francisco graduated from the Step by Step scholarship program in 2012 with dreams of becoming an engineer. Now 23 years old, he works for Indy Motos Guatemala. He is also taking classes to become an industrial engineer and was

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    Letter from the president

    Dear friends, “Education is an investment in the future” Education is the most important resource we can give to the children of garbage dump communities. As an example, average Guatemalan children attend only four years of schooling and just 3 out of 10 students graduate from the sixth grade. The

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    Letter from the President

    Dear friends, As recently canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) once said, “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet to come. We have only today. Let us begin.” When confronted with tragedy after tragedy, it is easy to become cynical – or worse, neutral – to the appalling conditions

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    Microenterprise in Ethiopia

    The tragedy of the Ethiopia landslide on March 11, 2017 shows a poignant, heart-wrenching way just how imperative dignified work is to ending garbage dump poverty. Several of International Samaritan’s microenterprise projects in the Kore community are helping women move away from the dangerous work of the dump and into

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    Sustainable Development Goals: Promoting Good Health in Garbage Dump Communities

    Have you heard of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? The Global Goals are a shared framework for NGOs, governments and the international community as a whole for eliminating worldwide poverty by the year 2020. As an organization holding consultative status with the UN, International Samaritan shares in the vision of the SDGs and

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    Remembering Debissa Worku

     In November, an innocent soul went home to be with God. Debissa Worku, an 8-year-old in our Step by Step Scholarship Program in Ethiopia, passed away after a four year struggle with childhood diabetes. “International Samaritan (assisted) him in every way possible, from purchasing medicine and paying medical bills to

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    Fire in Zone 3 Destroys Over 30 Homes

    On December 29 between the Christmas and New Year holidays, a terrible fire engulfed the Zone 3 neighborhood on the edge of the Guatemala City garbage dump. Zone 3 is the location of International Samaritan’s programs in Guatemala City, including the Francisco Coll School, Santa María Básico School, Santa Clara Nursery

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    New look coming soon

    In order to help International Samaritan and its mission stand out more clearly, we are now using new colors and a new logo. We are improving our “brand” are are excited to share it with you in the coming months. With this a new image as well as new language, we

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