Samaritan’s Purse HIV and AIDS Programmes: Churches in the Community

Samaritan’s Purse works through local partners and churches in Africa to provide sustainable programmes which are enabling communities to tackle the impact of HIV and AIDS.

In Kenya , Samaritan’s Purse supports Centre for Urban Mission which works in several Nairobi settlements or slums, collectively home to around 1.5 million people. These areas include the Kibera district. Here, virtually everyone knows someone who has become HIV-positive.


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Turn on The Tap

TURN ON THE TAP is a campaign for safe accessible water for people in the developing world. Through a range of solutions from hand dug wells, water filters and boreholes to health and hygiene education, we are providing safe, clean water and helping to break the grip of poverty on local communities.

Our TURN ON THE TAP campaign has already raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to help communities access safe water. But STILL, 1.1 billion people live without access to safe water. It’s an outrage!

Now we are asking people to go the extra mile – or four miles to be precise.

We are asking you to go on a four-mile walk that will help us TURN ON THE TAP for our urgently needed water projects around the world.


Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child

We have broken all records yet again! An amazing 1.3 million boxes have been sent to Eastern Europe, the Former Soviet Union and Africa.

We have a selection of stories from our distributions available on our website…..

After a selection of amusing songs they sit down and wait with anticipation as the brown cardboard boxes are opened and smaller multicoloured boxes are pulled out and handed to each child. Once every child has one they pull off the rubber bands, snip the sellotape and pull off the lids. They’re hit with a rainbow of colour and their faces light up with wonder as they dive into their precious treasure chests with new hats, gloves, cuddly toys, cars, dolls, hair accessories (for girls), tooth brushes and tooth paste. They look at the team and an echo of “Thank you!” is heard around the room.


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Myanmar Cyclone

About 130,000 people either died or are missing, according to the United Nations, and more than 2 million have been rendered homeless and in desperate need of food, clean water, and shelter.

Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted 50 tons (45 metric tons) of emergency supplies and a large team of disaster response experts to help the victims of the cyclone.


Gifts to change a childs world.

Throughout the year we help thousands of children in many ways. In the Samaritan’s Purse Gift Catalogue you will find 9 gifts that will meet basic needs of children. Follow the link below for the ultimate gift leading up to Christmas.


Samaritan’s Purse Teams.

Samaritan’s Purse Teams. “Samaritan’s Purse Teams” is a flexible short-term missions programme that sends well prepared teams from the UK to help alongside local partners in the delivery of programmes and projects that will ultimately transform communities through development and discipleship.