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We partner with local leaders in 21 countries who are performing life changing work within one of our five service areas, including Economic Empowerment, Human Rights, Aid & Development, Education and Health and Sanitation. Your support makes it possible to reach more people around the world with a message of hope!

International Needs New Zealand partners with local leaders in over 21 countries around the world. Each of these partners work in difficult areas and key instruments of making long lasting sustainable change.

There are two operating trusts in New Zealand International Needs New Zealand focus is on supporting international ministry. This includes a focus on Gospel outreach, national church and worker support along with providing resources to indigenous leaders to help spread the message of Christs love.

International Needs Humanitarian Aid Trust was established to partner with key leaders in many countries who focus on development and aid. We call this our five services areas, in which INHAT aims to provide support. These five service areas include: Economic Empowerment, Human Rights, Aid & Development, Education and Health and Sanitation.

Your support to the international needs family makes it possible to reach more people around the world and help to transform lives and change communities.

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Burkina Faso

By supporting INHAT, you will be helping to support a very poor country with one of the worst literacy rates on the planet. In 2015 it was estimated that less than 36% of over 15 year olds in Burkina Faso can read and write. Of this, more than 70% are women, due to high gender inequality in this country.

INHAT partners with Burkina Faso to support a medical centre that focusses on women and children, but especially on providing the needs of birthing mums. The infant mortality rate in Burkina Faso, is also one of the highest globally; on average there are about 64 deaths per 1,000 births. In the rural areas of Burkina Faso these figures are estimated to be far higher due to huge distances to hospitals as well as a vast lack of income.

Nearly half of the population is considered to be living in extreme poverty. With your support, you can help make a difference to the lives of those in need of medical attention or to help provide access to preventive measures of diseases such malaria.

Bougainville

With the support of International Needs Ministry Arm, Kidron Ministries is the umbrella for a diverse range of ministries and support mechanisms operating out of a small village hamlet in Siwai province known as Kindoh. This hamlet is home to Sammy Maurua’s extended family.

Kindoh is the site of the administrative office from which all the business of the ministries is co-ordinated. There are plans in progress to regionalise administration into the three main areas of the country – northern, central and southern. This office has limited ability at the moment to carry out its functions well and still enable growth. There is no electricity and no telecommunication facility. Communicating with the diverse ministries and with the outside world is difficult, slow and prone to disruption.

The primary aspects of the ministry are four-fold: church planting, a Bible School (Institute of Ministry), community development and support services.

This is the core ministry, to extend the gospel of Jesus Christ in the nation. To this end, Sammy heads this aspect of the ministry by appointing, training and releasing men and women to go to different towns and villages to start church fellowships. Currently there are five major churches with scores of smaller house fellowships which are the core building blocks of the churches. Each main church is headed by a church planter who has the mandate to extent the churches throughout his region

Currently they are all administered from the same office with rudimentary accounting practices, but with very diligent and full reporting and accountability.

Myanmar

Also known as Burma, is a country of great ethnic diversity with no official religion. It is bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

International Needs New Zealand has been partnering with the Hope is Now Mission and Resource Centre, located in Yangon. The team at Hope for Now reaches out to local communities through gospel outreach and evangelism on a weekly basis.

Hope for Now’s aim is to try to meet physical, educational, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the Myanmar people. This is achieved by providing access to classes at the established resource centre. Its main focus is to strengthen the local church by providing mission centre for outward mission, evangelism, and discipleship. Not only is the project focused on the spiritual wellbeing of the people and the growth of the local church, but the physical. They do this by empowering locals to improve and enhance their lives through activities such as micro finance. This access to finance in turn helps to empower poor communities to build a business and provide a better education, health and life for their families.

Hope for Now also offers English, computer, business, and micro finance classes.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is diverse in culture and uncontacted people groups still exist. The majority of people live in rural areas and in customary communities. International Needs New Zealand ministry arm has supported activities in Papua New Guinea for nearly 40 years. These activities include humanitarian aid and pastoral support.

The current support given is the equipping of three local pastors in their pastoral and evangelism efforts. These pastors are reverently on fire spreading the gospel throughout the nation.

Cambodia

INHAT is proud to partner with local legal agency Chab Dai. The Global Slavery Index estimates that there are approximately 40.3 million people trapped in modern day slavery in the world today including 261,000 people in Cambodia. Human trafficking is now one of the fastest growing forms of crime in the world.

Women, men and children are trafficked within Cambodia and across borders.

Common forms of slavery in Cambodia are sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, forced labour and child begging.

For the last five years INHAT has partnered with a highly effective non-profit organisation in Cambodia called Chab Dai. Chab Dai is a legal firm fighting to abolish slavery by prosecuting suspected traffickers and helping victims of trafficking through rehabilitation and resettlement. Funds raised for Chab Dai are used for the employment of lawyers and support people in bringing suspected traffickers to justice. They are also used to help victims of traffickers to help them regain their dignity and self-worth. Chab Dai has formed a Cambodian Coalition with 51 national and international organisations who are also working on the frontlines to abolish slavery. Together they are raising the standard of care for victims, survivors and those at risk of being exploited.

Fiji

In partnership with INHAT, INFIJI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade New Zealand, we are aiming to help Solo Mom’s in the informal settlements of Suva, Fiji. These mums are often disadvantaged both socially and economically, some have very low levels of education and low skill levels which inhibits their ability to compete in the job market. Whilst some solo mothers receive allowances from a former partner this is typically very inconsistent and cannot be relied upon to make a living. Most solo-mothers and their children are forced to stay with relatives due to their limited incomes, placing an economic burden on their relatives. Some effectively become servants of the relative’s family and are viewed as having spoiled their opportunity. Solo-mothers who live in the informal settlements do not have the advantage of a village social structure and can end up particularly isolated and socially stigmatised. Their economic dependence makes their children less likely to receive quality education, particularly in their early childhood. These children can end up facing a lifetime of disadvantage (many of Suva’s street children report dysfunctional or solo-parent family backgrounds).

International Needs Fiji facilitates a day-care to look after the children of the solo moms and each child is given a nutritious meal.

With your help, we can continue to support these mothers and their children and help International Needs Fiji establish a well reputable day-care facility.

In partnership with MFAT, INHAT and INFIJI are making a big difference to the lives of these single mothers. For every dollar that you have provided, MFAT is helping with a matched contribution of up to $4.

Uganda

INNZ has had a long term special relationship with IN Uganda in supporting a number of local church workers and evangelists to build up the local church of Uganda. Supporting national workers with ministry resources, transportation and monthly stipend income is one way INNZ is helping Local Ugandans to restore God’s church in Uganda.

Conflict in the north and west of Uganda and the ravages of AIDS and diseases like malaria have made life a struggle for many people in Uganda. In recent years, drought and famine have affected food prices and have made it even harder for rural families to earn a living through their small farms. Even in the midst of these struggles, the Lord is working in the hearts and minds of the people in this beautiful country.

International Needs Humanitarian Aid Trust partners with INUG to help support children with the opportunity to attend school and receive a quality education. When you sponsor a child in Uganda, you are making a wonderful difference to a child’s future.

INHAT also helps to support a local hospital in the Buikwe district of Uganda, providing lifesaving equipment resources to rural families. Recently INHAT has embarked upon providing this hospital with a new ambulance to ensure expecting mothers are able to give birth in a hospital and not on the streets.

In recent years, INHAT partners with INUG to also provide clean water and sanitation facilities to many rural villages throughout Uganda. Ensuring these villages are provided with access to clean water and preventing water borne diseases from spreading.

Statistics:

  • 18 years worked together
  • 50,260 people impacted through ministry
  • 4 schools empowering children through education

Vietnam

One of a few remaining communist countries, Christianity is seen as a foreign influence and Christians are viewed with a great amount of suspicion. Publication and distribution of Christian materials is restricted. But even in this tense and dangerous climate, IN national workers continue to do whatever it takes to reach out and connect with hurting people. The work in Vietnam is twofold.

INNZ supports a number of national church workers and evangelists in continuing to spread the gospel to those who have not had the opportunity to hear it.

Whereas INHAT and its supporters, are supporting a local hospital outside Ho Chi Minh City that helps to serve local villages who cannot gain access to medical help.

Statistics:

  • 28 years worked together
  • 23,000 people received the gospel message
  • 705 people baptized

Tonga

INHAT is proud to support the Tongan National Youth Congress and its School is My Friend Programme.

Students dropping out of school and youth unemployment is a common and growing problem in Tonga. Students drop out of school for many reasons such as financial restraints of not being able to pay for school fees, behavioural issues, disinterest in school and lack of family support. By partnering with the Tonga National Youth Congress to support a valuable School is my Friend Programme, they aim to support students in a variety of ways to help the youth of Tonga find their identity in themselves again. Students who have no financial support from home due to various circumstances are encouraged to return to school with their fees fully or partially paid. Those who find themselves becoming single partners due to teenage pregnancy are helped by educating them in looking after their children and seeking opportunity to return to school. TNYC’s approach of engaging and mentoring at-risk young people, sharing useful life-skills, and guiding them to constructive training or work opportunities will complement these efforts to address Tonga’s school drop-out challenges. No one else is doing this with a focus on at-risk and already-disengaged young people.

INHAT is aiming to partner with the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to enhance the reach of this programme and create a greater impact. With every dollar you donate to this worthy initiative, MFAT is providing an additional $5 in support.

Turkey

Turkey remains the largest nation unreached by the gospel. Whilst the government in Turkey states that 99% of the population are Muslim, other research indicates that this is much less (63.8%), due to the work of Christian missionaries and national church workers seeing Christianity increase and rise in the country.

Christian leaders estimate that there are around 320,000 believers in the entire country. The IN ministry in Turkey, supported by INNZ, is focused on building up the believers by providing Bible study and discipleship courses as well as training sessions for the pastors of local congregations who may not have formal seminary training.

International Needs has an effective outreach to Christian children through a summer camp program and year-round activities that interface with over 25 churches in the Istanbul area. When you support IN Turkey’s refugee ministry, you help to bring encouragement and relief to these refugees. A pair of shoes, a warm blanket, clothes, food - these are shared with refugee families to minister to their bodies. Through this relationship, the IN Turkey team is uniquely positioned to share this hope with precious refugees.

Statistics:

  • 18 years worked together
  • 17,250 people impacted through ministry
  • 3,000 refugee families received aid and the message of salvation

Slovakia

The International Needs Cinobana ministry has grown primarily through personal evangelism, with the gospel spreading most effectively among teens and young adults. The first few believers in this Roma community have started a groundswell of interest in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Supporting this ministry through INNZ is a real privilege in seeing a lost generation come to know of who Christ is.

Statistics:

  • 24 years worked together
  • 8,000 people impacted through ministry
  • 5,000 Christian devotionals given

India

With the help of many New Zealanders, INHAT is proudly partnering with Sano Diyo (“A Little Lighthouse”) ministry in Siliguiri, North East India. It was established in 2002 by Prasanna and Arpanna Khaling who were called by the Lord to help young girls in the Siliguiri area. They formed Sano Diyo home where 35 young women now live, safe from poverty and the risk of abuse and human trafficking. Not only are they helping the children that have been rescued and are now staying onsite, they are also supporting hundreds more in the region of Siliguiri and Darjeeling to help educate these young children and provide them access to programs that enhance their physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. When you sponsor a child in India, you help reach out to some of the most vulnerable people in India.

Another areas of work that INHAT supports is that of Dr. Shirin David. Shirin along with her husband Pervez have been supporting vulnerable women and children in the Allahabad region for more than 30 years. Here they not only educate young girls, but provide and equip mothers and other young women with skills to improve their future and give them hope. Working alongside them is a team of dedicated staff working with the local community in areas of health education, vocational training skills and other forms of education to empower the marginalised of this region. You will be surprised that a little goes a long way in supporting these beautiful people.

Statistics:

  • 40 years worked together
  • 35 girls rescued
  • 800 people impacted through ministry

Philippines

In the Philippines, with the support from INHAT, the local office reaches out to people in need—children who aren't in school, struggling families, and impoverished communities. “We seek to lift the less privileged from poverty, and to share the victory we have in Jesus Christ” – quote by Leo Alconga Director INPH.

Child sponsorships in the Philippines provide opportunities to some of the most vulnerable children through education. When you sponsor a child in the Philippines, you are making a critical difference in that child’s future!

Through the work of International Needs Ministry, you can support a national church worker who aim to reach more people in the Philippines for Jesus Christ. Supporting a national worker enables the local church in the Philippines to grow and thrive. You empower the local church to continue to take ground amongst one of the most densely populated cities of 41,515 people per square kilometre.

Statistics:

  • 38 years worked together
  • 730 children sponsored
  • 2,920 people impacted through ministry

Kenya

Partnering with Ark Quest New Zealand and Ark Quest Education Trust in Kenya, International Needs Humanitarian Aid Trust along with International Needs Kenya are excited about this new relationship.

In 2008, Calvine Ominde started a feeding programme for 8 children in his village. Within 3 years, this venture developed into a school. Currently, Ark Quest Education Centre provides education and two meals per day for over 100 students. It is a private Christian school and, though registered with the Kenyan Ministry of Education, receives no government funding. Many students cannot afford the fees and therefore supporting these students through the INCAP programme, will help to ensure these children receive a quality education and that the operational expenses of the school are being met.

At present the school employs 26 staff in a number of roles, such as: teachers, guards, cooks, and agricultural and horticultural workers.

The aim of the school and its partners here in New Zealand is to further develop income-producing projects to ensure the school operates on its own merits in the future. These projects are still in their early stages and they need your help and support to ensure they continue and become a success. Why not consider supporting a student at the Ark Quest Education Centre or helping to support one of the livelihood program initiatives.

Click here to find out more about Ark Quest Trust http://arkquest.org.nz/

Statistics:

  • 13 years worked together
  • 600 children attending Bible clubs
  • 595 people receive monthly food baskets

Nepal

In 1952, there were no known evangelical Christians in Nepal. Today it is estimated that there could be over 1 million people who follow Jesus. Nepali people are so responsive to the gospel that we now see the number of Nepali Christians both in and outside of Nepal growing exponentially. The church among the Nepali people all over the world is seeing massive growth.

Nepal is a country with a majority Hindu population, with a Christian population of less than 1.4%. International Needs Nepal ministry staff work to reach people with a message of hope, assessing needs, making connections for needed resources, having important conversations, and praying with hurting people.

Through the work of International Needs Humanitarian Aid Trust, you are able to sponsor a child in Nepal, you help provide a path out of poverty, by covering school tuition so a child can attend school near his/her home. Support also helps with other school needs like uniforms and supplies that are beyond what a child’s family can afford.

Other than child support, the Jewel of International Needs Vocational training that aims to empower women, is the Lydia Vocational Training Centre, based in Kathmandu Nepal. Young women are trained and equipped in a number of ways which is showing success in being transformed and empowered to return to their homes and villages with new skills to establish their own business, to read and write and most importantly to support themselves and others by sharing the skills and knowledge that they have learned with their community.

Statistics:

  • 44 years worked together
  • 43,851 people impacted through minsitry
  • 800 women transformed and equipped at Lydia

Romania

Thirty years have passed since the end of communism and Romania remains a young democratic nation. Romania is a land, rich in agriculture, minerals, and oil, but the country was plundered, impoverished, and polluted under communism for the benefit of the elite. The revolution of 1989 brought Romania some of the great benefits of democracy: freedom of speech, the ability to interact with other democracies and cultures, new opportunities to evangelize, and the freedom to work together with Christian brothers and sisters to bring the gospel to the Romanian people. Certain rural areas in Romania are isolated and steeped in folklore, superstition, and witchcraft. These areas are the primary focus of IN’s church planting and village evangelism efforts. Church planters work in the midst of threats of physical harm from those who see the introduction of evangelical Christianity as competition in the power-struggle for control of these remote villages. The Wings program provides professional mentoring and training for Christian students with leadership potential. When you support Wings, you are impacting Romania’s future leaders! The Ark ministry reaches out with counselling and spiritual support for women, Christian playgroups for children, and a place for women to belong and connect with each other.

Statistics:

  • 27 years worked together
  • 20,000 people impacted through ministry
  • 100 pastors equipped to share the gospel

Ethiopia

Years under Stalinist Marxism style rule, further ruined the already weak economy of Ethiopia. The Marxist regime persecuted the church as a whole, with evangelicals as a special target. Bloody coups, uprisings, wide-scale drought, and massive refugee problems have kept Ethiopia a country of immense poverty. Is there any good news in this sad story? Yes! Since the oppressive government was toppled in 1991, there has been unprecedented freedom for worship and witness. Your support through the INNZ ministry makes it possible to plant new churches across the country each year. Your support will help many local church planters and evangelists, to continue reaching their own people with the good news of Jesus. Through this local ministry, thousands have already experienced Christ for the first time. Partnering with the Gedeo Kale Heywet Church of Ethiopia, International Needs aims to reach the people of Ethiopia the gospel.

Statistics:

  • 23 years worked together
  • 3,300 people received the gospel message
  • 6 evangelists sharing the gospel

Ghana

People are born with great potential, but so much of that potential goes to waste as a result of the barriers of extreme poverty, deprivation, exclusion, disease, hunger, discouragement and limited opportunities. When you support the work of International Needs Ghana through INHAT, you make it possible to reach out to communities, bringing hope to people and entire families by providing skills training and empowering the most vulnerable to make the most of what they have. Child sponsorships in Ghana provide opportunities to some of the most vulnerable children, by empowering them through education and providing them access to healthy meals and medical care. When you sponsor a child in Ghana, you are making a crucial difference in that child’s future!

When you support the Centre for Empowerment and Enterprise Development (CEED), you are investing in the future of young girls who have been rescued from the bondage of modern day slavery. As young people from around the country gather to learn skills that will help them run their own businesses, the Lord continues to use this ministry to transform entire communities.

Through the ministry of INNZ, you can also support a national worker who aim to build the local church in Ghana. You make it possible for a team of courageous men and women to work in hard situations to spread the love of Jesus Christ to their fellow Ghanaians.

Statistics:

  • 33 years worked together
  • 20,250 people educated on child rights and protection
  • 3,000 people received medical treatment

Bangladesh

For more than 45 years New Zealanders have been supporting International Needs Bangladesh in a number of ways.

Through the INNZ ministry, over thirteen national church workers are supported throughout Bangladesh to provide the gospel message of Jesus. The national workers are supported to help run their own church, reach out to those who have not heard of Christs redeeming love and help to provide a beacon of hope to the lost in Bangladesh.

A primary focus of International Needs Bangladesh is in serving orphaned and vulnerable children. In areas of extreme poverty, children are at great risk of being exploited or abandoned, often leading them to resort to a life of crime and violence. International Needs Bangladesh is dedicated to stepping into children’s lives before this takes place, giving them a safe place to learn and play. With the support from INHAT, through the INCAP (International Needs Child Assistance Program), Child sponsorships in Bangladesh provide opportunities to some of the most vulnerable children of Bangladesh through to help provide them with an education, access to medical care, a place to call home and a future that looks much brighter than before. When you sponsor a child in Bangladesh, you are making a big difference in that child’s future!

In Dhaka, the drop-in centre provides a safe place for children who are currently in bonded labour, a place to rest, eat a nutritious meal, and get some basic schooling.

Not only does International Needs Bangladesh focus on the future of children, but they are also investing into the lives of many local women through a variety of vocational training centres and healthcare centres.

Statistics:

  • 44 years worked together
  • 5 schools empowering children through education
  • 278,400 people reached last year

Czech Republic

Through the ministry of INNZ, the Czech Republic has been supported for many years to bring about transformation to its people through the Gospel message of Jesus. The Czech Republic has a difficult history, with the effects of communism lingering in the hearts and minds of generations. As a result, a generation of young people is growing up disillusioned and apathetic. International Needs Czech is focused on helping the country’s youth find the hope that only comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Through the Healthy Youth program, IN workers go into public school classrooms and share about topics such as gender issues, abortion and pregnancy, class behavior, and cyber bullying. These classroom presentations open the door for conversations about Jesus Christ. Because of support from people like you, Healthy Youth workers reached over 65,000 students each year through school based interventions and this number is growing.

Will you consider helping to support these local workers in reaching the youth of Eastern Europe?

Statistics:

  • 26 years together
  • 3,000 Bibles distributed
  • 65,000 people impacted through ministry

Egypt

News stories in recent years have shown the streets of Cairo as battle zones, but through the turmoil, Christians are gathering and praying. So while IN staff in Egypt live amidst the danger, they also see it as their mission to be right where they are, serving the Lord and showing His love in a place that desperately needs hope.

When you support the vocational training centre, you make it possible for Christian and Muslim students alike to learn valuable skills such as English, computers, hairdressing, air conditioning repair, computer repair, and mobile phone repair. There are an estimated 50,000 children living on the streets in Egypt, and many of them are working on the streets to support their family. When you support IN Egypt, you help provide a back to school event where each child receives a backpack, shoes, and school supplies. Your support for refugee outreach reaches the most vulnerable people through gatherings where IN staff bless refugees with food baskets, shoes, blankets, and personal hygiene items.

Statistics:

  • 22 years worked together
  • 57,395 people impacted through ministry
  • 1,500 backpacks distributed to children

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Ghana

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India

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Kenya

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