What We Do
Access to Education
Education is a powerful tool that enables people to rise above the poverty that oppresses them. In many developing countries, the cost of education makes it inaccessible to millions.
Education-related projects account for a large part of the work of International Needs, providing children and adults access to programs they would not otherwise be able to afford.
International Needs makes important contributions in community development by providing skills training for women, often the backbone of families and communities.
Water is a fundamental human need. Each person requires at least 20 liters of clean, safe water every day for drinking, cooking, and simply keeping themselves clean.
Polluted water isn’t just dirty—it’s deadly. Some 1.8 million people die every year of water-related diseases—many of which are easily preventable. International Needs is committed to supplying safe, drinking water to the people we serve, where it is most needed.
Health & Medical
Better health is central to our well-being. It also makes an important contribution to economic growth, as healthy populations live longer and are more productive.
In developing countries, people of all ages are sick and suffering from preventable illnesses. Babies and mothers are dying because of poor maternal healthcare. Our priority is to strengthen and equip the local medical infrastructure by training local nurses and doctors, building and equipping clinics and hospitals when necessary, and providing affordable medication to people who need it.
In some of the communities we serve, there are no schools. Children have to walk long hours to attend the nearest school. In other villages, there are no health facilities, which means lengthy travel for pregnant women, the elderly, and those who are sick.
Building Futures is a program that constructs safe schools, hospitals and drop-in centres, to provide essential services, leading to a much brighter
future for marginalized communities.
Growing Change is an agricultural program that increases food security in communities around the world. Most of our partners don’t need us to teach them how to grow; they’ve been farming their local crops and animals for years.
Our goal is to teach advanced techniques that make better use of their resources and generate more income.
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