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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

    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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  • notes-from-the-field

    Notes from the Field

    Dear Friends,   In Ethiopia, food security is in a very critical state due to a major drought affecting over 10 million people. Expected rains at the beginning of the year did not arrive, and the country is now entering into its dry season. Fortunately, for the lucky ones in

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  • cyclists-brave-heat-wave-to-build-homes

    Cyclists Brave Heat Wave to Build Homes

    Not even a ruthless summer heat wave could stop 5 motivated cyclists’ passions for justice. On Saturday, July 23 5 young men came from different corners of the US to spend 3 days biking across the state of Michigan to raise money for International Samaritan’s homebuilding program in Granada, Nicaragua,

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    No Longer Going to Bed Hungry

    Viviana graduated in 2013 from our Step by Step Scholarship program in Guatemala. Currently, Viviana is working as a chef for a catering company in Guatemala City. Like all of our Step by Step Scholarship recipients in Guatemala, Viviana grew up in Zone 3, the garbage dump community, of Guatemala

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