International Development support from Samaritan’s Purse seeks to help vulnerable families and children in transitional and developing countries, through the church, to bring about sustainable solutions to specific, identified needs: from safe water to productive vegetable gardens, from better healthcare to regular schooling, from business opportunities to loving families.
The relationship between church and community is strengthened as the church demonstrates a Gospel that is practical as well as spiritual. This in turn makes the community more open to hearing the Gospel.
The local church can be the answer for orphans and vulnerable children, it can be the difference between poverty and hope for families and, in this way, can transform whole communities. All it takes is for someone to stand in the gap and help the local church realise its potential and be an agent of transformation!
Raising Families is the most effective way of fighting poverty. It does this by working through local churches to meet the immediate needs of poor families. Then, over a three year period, show them how to make a living by using local resources and developing new skills.
Globally, Samaritan’s Purse has given over one million people access to clean water and sanitation. We work with local churches and local communities to help them make lifestyle and technological changes so that safe water, improved sanitation and home hygiene makes a real difference. This help includes digging wells, holding hygiene fairs, constructing water filters, giving public health education, building public latrines and installing hand-pumps.
Maternal and child health in developing countries is enormously affected by poor education, illiteracy, and poverty. In order to save lives, Samaritan’s Purse works to empower and equip the most vulnerable of women with critical knowledge, skills and attitudes they need in order to proactively improve maternal and child health. Samaritan’s Purse UK has been partnering with the Department for International Development (DfID, to provide support to some of the most marginalised families in Uganda and Liberia.