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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My Name Is Sampson

Sampson, a 16-year-old boy from Liberia, returned home recently after receiving life-changing facial surgery in the United States thanks to the efforts of Mayo Clinic and Greta Van Susteren. He was flown back to his village in two stages, via Samaritan's Purse DC-8 and then helicopter.

Women & Children

Tanzania Crash Survivors Arrive at Iowa Hospital

Three children, the only survivors of a terrible bus crash in Tanzania, recently arrived in Iowa for medical care. Through a providential series of events, Samaritan's Purse provided transportation from East Africa to the United States for these hurting little ones.

Women & Children

A Blessing for Tanzania Crash Survivors

Samaritan's Purse deployed our DC-8 aircraft to transport three badly injured children from East Africa to the U.S. for trauma care. The children were involved in a May 6 bus accident in northern Tanzania that killed 32 children and three adults.

Women & Children

Shedding Light on Gender-based Violence in Liberia

Samaritan's Purse workers enlist the help of community leaders in Liberia in an effort to stem sexual violence. Our Light program educates families, leaders, and communities and also supports those who are assisting victims of assault.

Women & Children

Love Does Exist

In the late 1970s, the brutal Khmer Rouge regime killed nearly three million Cambodians and taught the nation that love and family values were worthless. As a result, domestic violence is common in Cambodian households. We're helping families learn to love again and end the cycle of abuse.

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.