IntSam Global 5K Run or 1 Mile Walk

Fri October 15 - Mon November 1, 2021 Your City, MI 99999 US
Who We're Running For

International Samaritan supports families living in garbage dump communities, or communities that are located within and around, and dependent on, the world's unregulated garbage dumps. These communities are especially vulnerable because they face barriers to access to education, stable employment, safe housing, and healthcare while also facing extremely high rates of poverty, poor health conditions, and violence. According to UNESCO:

  • The average life expectancy within these communities is 35 years of age.
  • Infant mortality is very high - more than 30% of infants will die before reaching the age of two.
  • The average daily income of an individual living and working in these communities is $1.24 a day, putting them well below the United Nation's standard for extreme poverty (which is making less than $2 a day).

According to the Worldwide Waste Index, more than 15 million people have been confirmed to live in these conditions around the world. They have also said that, due to limitations in collecting data, this number is likely wildly below the actual number who likely actually live in these communities. International Samaritan currently is supporting 621 families living in these conditions. Our goal is to reach more, focusing on community-level change.

For IntSam's Global 5K, our goal is to help reduce the barriers to education for the students we currently support by giving students access to tablets and internet access as communities shift to digital learning in the wake of COVID-19.

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