Family support

Families around the world come in many shapes and sizes, but one thing is true for all of them: they all need a firm foundation and basic access to resources.

Our work focuses on empowering families to be able to support each other, through the good times and the bad.

Below, you can see how we help families in poverty around the world.

Family example

Families around the world

Are a supporting block
of any community

Mean sharing first

Come in a surprising
combination

Create stability

Are a place of care for life

The difficulties families face

West Africa

Aristides is 14 years old. His father is a farmer growing maize and millet to feed their family and to sell. Aristides has a passion to learn, but his family could not afford the school fees. Aristides was so determined to stay in school that he started buying and selling sweets to try to pay for his education.

On a recent trip to Burkina Faso, a volunteer met Aristides and his family, and agreed to support his education through Child Sponsorship. Aristides can now focus on his studies and look forward to a future with expanded opportunities. His family will also benefit as they will learn through Aristedes and can spend their income on other essentials such as food and medicine.

East Africa

Families in Uganda have been severely impacted by children orphaned by HIV/AIDS. You will often find an eldest child looking after a family where both parents have died, or a grandparent heroically taking care of them.

Meet Robina, she lives in the village of Buikwe, Uganda. She is a widow with five children, her husband died aged 40 from contracting HIV/AIDS so the family was left fatherless and with no income for food. Through International Needs, three of Robina's children are now sponsored in their education and she has taken part in a livelihoods programme, learning how to earn an income from livestock.

Story of hope

Educating Azeta

Azeta is the daughter of Solomon, her mother died and he married another woman who brought along other children and sisters and elderly parents. Her father would like to send her to school but cannot afford the school fees as well as providing for all the new family members. He has to look for odd jobs from people in town and try to grow enough food on his land.

A supporter came forward to assist Azeta. She now attends school every day, has access to medical care for emergencies and will eventually be literate, educated and able to support her family with improved opportunities.

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Join our International Needs Family.

This is a membership body of supporters who believe in change and are giving monthly to families around the world, through a range of projects.

What will you support: Water, Livelihoods, Church Support, Education, Sponsorship, Health, Human Rights or even Where the need is greatest?