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What We Do

Empowering the poor and marginalized in order to restore their physical, emotional, social, and spiritual identity.

The Problem

When a person's most basic needs are met, they have the best opportunity for success. Unfortunately, some people simply don't have what they need to be healthy and pursue their dreams.

What would happen if you had no access to safe drinking water? What if your children had no opportunity to attend school? What if you had never heard the gospel message of Jesus Christ? Many of us would live a very different life if we had no access to these basic needs.

We aim to level this playing field. We’ve found that equipping and empowering people who live in communities with these struggles makes a big difference. Leaders who live in these communities have built-in trust, a keen understanding of the needs, and great wisdom in pulling together the whole community to make things better.

When people don’t have to worry about these most basic needs, they are able to thrive. They’re able to explore life and bound forward without worry. They’re able to pursue the dreams the Lord has laid upon their hearts and bless their whole community.

We’re proud to partner with leaders in these communities and make an impact within five service areas of Gospel Outreach, Economic Empowerment, Refugees & Relief, Education, and Health & Sanitation. When you support International Needs, you make all this possible!

Service Areas

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Gospel Outreach

With the gospel in one hand and compassion in the other International Needs works around the world to reach local people for Christ through local people.

At International Needs, every interaction is an opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ. Every program builds value in a community. Every project meets a need while ministering to hearts.

Gospel Outreach is a part of everything we do because we believe that the name of Jesus is able to transform lives and change communities. Gospel Outreach programs include church planting, Bible distribution, Seminary-in-a-Suitcase, children and youth ministries, refugee camp ministry, and disaster relief. International Needs devotes a significant amount of our evangelistic efforts in the most unreached and closed places to the gospel around the world.

Problem Statistic

One in twelve Christians face persecution around the world.

Our Response

  • Supporting community workers to assist in evangelism in 6 of the most closed countries in the world
  • Supporting healthy youth workers in schools and summer camps in Eastern Europe
  • Engaging in church planning activities throughout Africa, Asia and Middle East

Our Impact

  • 65,000 Youth in Czech Republic have been exposed to the gospel message through lectures in the public schools
  • 600 Children hear about a God who knows them and loves them every Saturday at the Bible Clubs in Kibera, Kenya
  • 23,000 People in Vietnam have heard the message of salvation

Economic Empowerment

Economic empowerment provides opportunities for people to break free from the endless cycle of poverty

International Needs economic empowerment programs provide pathways for moving above the poverty line. We are specifically passionate about providing centered around gender based empowerment.

Learning marketable skills, having the opportunity to start a small business, and living free from human trafficking are all vital parts of building a safe and sustainable future. International Needs prioritizes programs to provide vulnerable women and refuges an opportunity to gain a brighter future.

Problem Statistic

Economic Empowerment provides opportunities for people to break free from the endless cycle of poverty.

Our Response

  • Creating vocational training programs
  • Administering livestock ownership projects
  • Supporting locally based enterprise development projects

Our Impact

  • 40 young women were equipped with a sustainable vocation to return to their village and serve in their local church
  • 200 Sudanese and Syrian refugees took classes at the Vocation Training Center in Egypt
  • 65 young women are receiving entrepreneurial training at the Center for Empowerment and Enterprise Development in Ghana


Every child deserves an education

Empowering children through education is the key to a bright and productive future. Education helps individuals break out of the tap of poverty and injustice and creates opportunities to maximize their God given potential.

International Needs makes connections between people who are passionate about education, and children, students, and adults who need an education. Through education, we all make an investment to change communities for Jesus Christ. Education programs include child sponsorships, school facilities, technology tools, teacher support, and scholarships for post- secondary school students.

Problem Statistic

More than 250 million children around the world are not in school.

Our Response

  • Building and supporting schools
  • One on one child sponsorship
  • Providing scholarships for vocational training and college level education

Our Impact

  • 20,000 people in Ghana were educated on child protection, child marriage, and child trafficking issues
  • 10 partnering countries provide education as one of their outreaches
  • 11 schools are operated by International Needs

Health & Sanitation

With the gospel in one hand and compassion in the other, International Needs works around the world to reach local people for Christ through local people.

When a person has access to basic healthcare, safe drinking water, and sanitation, everything about their life is improved.

International Needs works to provide access to basic healthcare, clean water, sanitation, and hygiene education to communities where vulnerable people live. The need is great, and resources are scarce. Support from people like you makes all this possible!

Problem Statistic

Water related illness kills one in five children under five years of age every year.

Our Response

  • Distributing food and preventative health supplies to the vulnerable
  • Teaching preventative healthcare in schools
  • Providing medical supplies and support for emergency needs
  • Providing medical clinics, medical teams, pharmaceuticals and equipment, and support for emergency medical needs

Our Impact

  • 2,500 people from five different communities were served by medical teams in Ghana
  • 3,000 people in Ghana have access to clean water because of new piped water
  • 1,500 children were educated in preventitive health practices

Refugees & Relief

Refugees live in exile and are the world most vulnerable and exploited population.

International Needs partners with local churches connected to our programs and projects operating within our partner countries to provide support refugees who are seeking a place of security and a chance to begin again. When disaster strikes, we quickly mobilize and provide resources to our partner country staff so they are able to respond directly to the needs experienced by the affected communities.

Problem Statistic

Today, over 68 million people have been forcibly displaced worldwide.

Our Response

  • Providing relief supplies to Syrian and Iraqi refugees in Turkey
  • Providing relief supplies, spiritual support, and vocational training to Syrian and Sudanese refugees in Egypt
  • Providing education to children in Colombia

Our Impact

  • 20 Venezuelan refugee children attending Rose of Sharon School in Colombia
  • 200 Syrian refugee families in Turkey have received food, blankets, and a message of hope
  • 200 Filipino families received food and supplies after a devastating typhoon

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Our Impact

Last Year's Impact

When people are supported and empowered, they are given the tools and support to live a better life. We want to give a special thanks to our donors for all of their support through time and resources throughout the year. Here is a snapshot of some of the amazing things we’ve been able to accomplish together within international communities. Read more about our impact:

Annual Report
  • 175,000 people reached with the gospel
  • 1,895 children sponsored in 10 countries
  • 79,000 served by Health & Sanitation initiatives
  • 9,500 people economically empowered
  • 8,000 refugees supported

Our Reach

International Needs Services 16 Countries

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Where We Serve