Women & Children

Women all over the world face the dark reality of abandonment, exploitation, and abuse. Samaritan’s Purse works to reach the most vulnerable of these with the light of the Gospel. We meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of women through programs like abuse prevention, safe migration and trafficking awareness, general and maternal health, vocational training, family counseling, and discipleship.

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Women & Children

Motherhood in Cambodia: Restoring Hope

Pregnant women and mothers of newborns living in poor, rural villages lack access to quality health care. Our community birthing centers and nutrition programs are helping save the lives of women, children, and babies.

Women & Children

My Life Is a Gift

At age 15, Sheena Basemera traveled from Uganda to the United States to receive life-saving heart surgery arranged by Samaritan's Purse. Several years later she received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior through a follow-up event of our Children's Heart Project. She now works in Uganda as Samaritan's Purse project officer for the Children's Heart Project there and recently returned to the United States as a translator, interpreting for a critically ill child in our program.

Women & Children

Children Helping Children

Seth Bayles has a rare autoimmune disorder, and God has given him and his family hearts of compassion to help other children with chronic illness. Their sacrificial giving recently helped bring life-saving surgery and the hope of the Gospel to three Mongolian families through the Children's Heart Project. Started in 1997, this project of Samaritan's Purse has brought more than 1,100 children from around the world to North America to receive the precious gift of a repaired heart.

Women & Children

Singing Amid the Rubble

The 2015 Nepal earthquake destroyed Binay's home and his dream of singing on the radio. Watch his community and the Samaritan's Purse team rally to make his life-long dream come true.

Women & Children

Children's Heart Project: Healing Physical and Spiritual Hearts

Children with congenital heart defects may not live to see their next birthday if they do not receive help. Children's Heart Project brings many kids to North America from places where appropriate medical care is not available so they can receive life-saving heart surgery. In this video, see what God has done in the lives of some of these children.

Women & Children

Shoebox Drop-Off Locations Change Lives

Becoming a Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drop-Off Location can transform lives in your community while reaching children around the world with the Good News! Find out how your church can get involved: SamaritansPurse.org/occ

Women & Children

Crossing The River

In Cambodia, motherhood can be a dangerous and difficult experience. Join Cissie Graham Lynch as she visits Samaritan's Purse maternal and child health programs that are saving lives and providing the support these women desperately need in Jesus' Name.

Women & Children

Stopping Human Trafficking Before It Starts

In Cambodian villages along the border with Thailand, nearly every working man and woman has a story of being trafficked for labor. Samaritan's Purse Food and Livelihood Assistance program helps families generate income within their community and prayerfully avoid the dangers of migration.

Women & Children

Joy in Mongolia

See how Operation Christmas Child takes shoe box gifts to the farthest reaches of the world, to share the message of God's love through the power of a simple gift.

Women & Children

Sweet Giving with Gabe & Livvy

Find out how Gabe and Livvy Feinn used cake to help rebuild a hospital in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Women & Children

Girl's Memory Inspires Butterfly Boxes

Find out how a girl's community chose to honor her memory in a way that would affect children all over the world.

Women & Children

What is Love?

We asked kids, "What is love?" Their answers will melt your heart. At Samaritan's Purse we see love in many forms--a helping hand, a willing heart. Children remind us that love is simple and beautiful. "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." (1 Cor. 13:13, NKJV)

Women & Children

Helping Women Around the World

Cissie Graham Lynch, Franklin Graham's daughter, has a passion for women's ministry. Join her to help spread the love of Christ by helping women learn to read, how to do a vocational skill, and even properly care for their family's hygiene.

Women & Children

A Celebration of 1,000 Hearts

The Children’s Heart Project of Samaritan's Purse celebrated the milestone of providing heart surgery for 1,000 children since the program began 17 yearsago. This project continues to work in the hearts of children, families, and communities around the globe- physically and spiritually.

Women & Children

Celebrating 1,000 Healed Hearts

Watch as the Children's Heart Project reaches an amazing milestone of healing children's hearts, both physically and spiritually. Watch as the Children's Heart Project reaches the milestone of helping the 1,000th child with a heart defect, and learn how you can help bring more to North America for life-saving surgery. The Children Heart Project recently brought the 1,000th child to North America to receive life-saving heart surgery. Join us in celebrating this amazing milestone and watch to see the history of this incredible program. http://www.samaritanspurse.org "Healing 1,000 Hearts" Nomin was supposed to leave for Minnesota in a little more than a week for surgery to repair her heart defect. But now it looked like maybe that wouldn’t happen anymore. The little girl was sick. Her father had to get her to the hospital, a few miles away from their ger on the top of a hill, without a vehicle. He bundled both of them as tightly as possible in warm coats and carried Nomin out into the frigid Mongolian day. Tumurhkuu had to take his 4-year-old daughter down a long dirt road on the side of a mountain and through the city to reach the hospital. There was no other option. Click here to read the rest of Nomin's journey and how she became the 1,000 child to receive life-saving heart surgery through the Children's Heart Project. http://www.samaritanspurse.org/article/healing-for-1000-hearts/#donateBottom

Women & Children

A Ride to Save Lives

An 8-year-old boy from North Carolina had one goal, to give four children life-saving heart surgery. Watch as CJ Burford bikes 360 miles across his home state in 15 days to raise money to support the Children's Heart, a program of Samaritan's Purse

Women & Children

Empowered Motherhood: Maternity Programs Save Lives

Close to 20 percent of children in this village die before the age of five. Watch to see how Samaritan's Purse is working to combat this devastating statistic. Samaritan's Purse is implementing maternal programs in villages like this one in Karamoja, Uganda, to teach local women how to better care for their children amid difficult living conditions.

Women & Children

Thank You From Cambodia

Watch to see a special message from women in rural Cambodia whose lives will be changed thanks to your generous support of our 10 Days for M'dai campaign. Because of donations from people like you during our campaign to help restore the joy of motherhood, Samaritan's Purse was able to raise more than $300,000 for our maternal and child health programs in Cambodia. This money will help provide resources and training for women so they can have healthy pregnancies and raise strong children while also learning about the love of Jesus Christ. http://www.samaritanspurse.org