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Lydia Ladies take part in the Kathmandu 5km fun run

Sponsored by Ogilvy, the Lydia ladies were able to have a great time taking part in the Kathmandu fun run celebrating International Women’s Day last month. This women’s empowerment project undertaken by IN Nepal supports women from very poor and disadvantaged backgrounds. The project gives them new skills that will earn them a living and help grow their self confidence for when they return to their villages and families. to learn more, please go to

Event Review – Hever Castle Jazz Concert 2016

International Needs have been blessed by the opportunity to use the beautiful grounds of Hever Castle and their wonderful festival theatre for many years. Through hosting events there, we have been able to raise a lot of money for our projects helping families in need around the world. And we’ve had a great time with our supporters enjoying great music!

2016 saw our first ever Read more

YOU DID IT – a new maternity unit in Bobo!

Thank you to everyone who has been partnering with us on this project, we are finally finished and the maternity unit is open for use. Young families, mothers and babies will experience a health centre that offers all the support required for antenatal and postnatal care as well as a safe place for delivery. With over £100,000 raised, we finally Read more

Golf Day 2017 – May 17th

Did you take part with us last year? How did your team do?

We are really looking forward to this year’s Golf Day back at Singing Hills Golf Course in West Sussex. Teams are booking in quickly so make sure to get your team booked as soon as possible. Maybe you have never been before and are interested in joining the competition – call us on 01883 331332 to find out more.

It is a full day of golf followed by a delicious two course dinner and auction.

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A New Year and A New Us

This year we are launching The International Needs Family.

This is a membership body of supporters who have committed to give to our work on a monthly basis. Regular giving is a valuable platform of funding allowing us to commit to our project partners for the long-term, as they combat poverty in their communities. This group of supporters stands with us in believing that we can bring real change for families suffering in poverty. Read more

Nepal Earthquake

Since the April 25th earthquake last year, IN supporters demonstrated such generosity and care for the people of Nepal by raising over £44,000. This enabled us to mobilise quickly and distribute relief in the form of food and rigid shelter materials to hundreds of families and households in the remote and mountainous areas.

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A Small Moment – The impact of assisting a child’s education

Each big change starts with a small moment…and you have given a child or student that small moment that changed everything for them.

You did something amazing when you decided to sponsor a child’s education.

Madhu’s father walked out on his family shortly after she was born, leaving 5 children for her mother to care for. He provided no support as he re-married and left the country. Madhu’s mother, working as a domestic help, struggled to provide for her girls on a day to day basis.

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London Marathon 2016

IN Marathon runners

On Sunday April 24th we cheered on our Virgin London Marathon runners: Clare, Nana, Penn, Barry, Matt, Paul and Mandy. All running for International Needs!

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Go-Global in Burkina Faso

In January INUK sent a team of 12 people to visit our work in Burkina Faso. The group was a good mix of people, including two of our trustees Tony Tyrell and Philip Wolstenholme. The whole team brought a great set of skills.

The trip was a chance to see the work of the medical centre including the new maternity unit that is currently being built. It was an exciting opportunity to see the new medical facility being erected that will serve many families and provide mothers a safe place to give birth.

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Helping Families Create a Sustainable Future

We see families as the beneficiaries at the heart of what we do. Strong families build strong communities and in turn produce stable societies. Together, we can empower and give hope to families as they struggle to combat the daily and relentless challenges they face.

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