356 million girls and boys live in extreme poverty.

That is 1 out of every 6 children around the world. Or, a number a little bigger than the population of the United States. All of these kids are fighting to survive on less than $1.90 each day.

We are frustrated by the needless suffering and injustice faced by the poor and marginalized. Together, we can make a difference 1 child at a time, 1 family at a time, and 1 community at at time.

Our focus on child poverty matters.

Child poverty tears children down through lack of food, clothing, medical care, education, and work opportunities. It marginalizes and traumatizes children.


Moving children and families out of poverty changes everything.


Poverty disproportionately affects women, who spend hours collecting water, gathering firewood, caring for the sick, and preparing meals. 

When a community rises above poverty, women and girls get their lives back. They start businesses, improve their homes, and take charge of their own futures.


Rising above poverty keeps kids in school, especially girls.

Less time begging for food or participating in child labor means more time in class. Money for school fees, uniforms, and school supplies - all of which are often required to attend school in developing countries - ensures that more children have access to education. 


Malnutrition and diseases kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

43% of those deaths are children under five years old. Access to clean water and basic sanitation can save around 16,000 lives every week.

How do we tackle the poverty crisis?

Global Action invests in the lives of children and youth, helping them to have healthy, educated, and empowered lives to break free from poverty. Our carefully-chosen local partners have a community-centered approach, strong ties to their communities, and years of experience implementing effective, sustainable poverty-reduction projects in their area. They’re also able to deploy at a moment’s notice when disaster strikes.


Refugee Students | Global Action InternationalWe break down the barriers that keep children from a quality education.

Education protects vulnerable children and youth from forced recruitment into armed groups, child labour, sexual exploitation and child marriage. Education also strengthens community resilience.

Education empowers by giving children the knowledge and skills to live productive, fulfilling and independent lives.

Education enlightens orphans and refugees, enabling them to learn about themselves and the world around them while striving to rebuild their lives and communities.

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Child Health | Global Action InternationalWe fight preventable health issues and provide health care to children.

Access to health care protects all of our children and youth and ensures they are able to obtain health care where it’s not otherwise affordable or available.

Medical services save lives by providing direct primary care, referrals and payment for outside services, health care education, and emergency financial support.

Nutrition and feeding programs promote healthy lives by supporting moderately to severely undernourished children and ensure that orphans under our care receive a daily, balanced diet.

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We provide life-changing initiatives that encourage children to make an impact that lasts.

Games and sports teach the value of teamwork and empathy. They also build life skills like self-awareness, problem-solving and the ability to cope with emotions or stress.

Youth Leadership programs empower youth learn to manage funds and spearhead projects like neighborhood cleanup initiatives or community literacy programs, while building leadership skills and helping create solutions for their communities

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Economic Opportunity

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We support youth and their families with the skills and resources to break free from poverty.

Entrepreneurship programs foster entrepreneurship skills to help youth and parents learn how to start and operate a small business so they generate income through self-employment.

Career guidance supports youth on a path that fits their interests, abilities and the likelihood to find work.

Scholarships elevate youth and parents, providing life-changing opportunities to attend vocational school, college or other higher education institutions.

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Through our life-changing education, health, life-skills, and empowerment programs, children are given the opportunity to envision a future they’ve never seen before. They are given the chance to put an end to the generational poverty that has burdened those before them, and truly break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their communities.

Global Action International is committed to ending extreme poverty and laying the foundation for every child to experience life in all its fullness (John 10:10). Though eradicating global poverty is hard, particularly in fragile contexts, we believe there is reason to hope. 

Since 1990, the number of children under the age of 5 dying — mostly from preventable causes such as poverty, hunger, and disease — is less than half of what it was, dropping from about 34,200 a day to around 15,000. That is still tragic, but a huge improvement.


Together we can rewrite the story of a child's life

Given the level of poverty around the world, it’s easy to look at child poverty in the world and feel hopeless. But child poverty isn’t an impossible problem. Our long-term, comprehensive approach to save children has proven to lift children and their families out of poverty. Your donation makes a huge difference in the life of a child and ensures that each child in our program receives care for their social, educational, health, spiritual, and economic needs. 

Together, we are making a real, tangible difference in the lives of boys and girls. 

Making an impact through our local partners

Why does Global Action work with local partners?

We believe that investing in local organizations is the best way to create long-term impact. With years of education, health, and poverty-reduction experience and nuanced knowledge of the regions they serve, our local partners are true experts in their field.

How are local partners defined?

We work with a variety of locally-based organizations. Some are locally-founded orphanages and churches. Others are nonprofits operating exclusively in one country. Others are hospitals and medical clinics. In every case, local experts are designing, implementing, and monitoring the work.

Meet one of our local partners

Promised Land Ministries Guatemala

Promised Land Ministries is a Christian organization working around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, an area with a 74% poverty rate. We work with local churches and short term mission teams promoting education, health, and nutrition. Together, we work to provide an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty. Our programs, feeding, school sponsorship, Promised Land School and the Medical Clinic are the pillars to change lives all rooted in the life and principles of Jesus Christ. Mi Casa Project is a program to prevent illnesses starting at home through home improvements. We host short term mission teams and are open to receive more.

Promised Land Ministries | Global Action International


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