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IAS America
The International Aid Services team includes our staff, our board of directors, donors and volunteers like you. IAS’ headquarters in the United States (IAS America) is located in Chicago, Illinois. Globally, IAS non-field offices are located in Sweden, Denmark, and Germany.
International Aid Services America is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation based on section 501 (c)(3) of the federal tax code. IAS America is supported through individual gifts and foundation grants.  We exist to participate in God’s reconciling work by coming alongside people who have been displaced by war and conflict, those who have little access to resources due to economic disparity or natural disasters/drought, and those who are affected by oppression and inequality.  We participate in this work by bolstering/supporting culturally-based opportunities and building capacity in the areas of water, sanitation, community development, and healthcare.  Motivated by Christ’s love, we strive to implement these programs in such a way that is empowering and that recognizes the inherent dignity and worth of those with whom we work.

Our vision is to one day
see a Godly, transformed society

With thousands of international partners, every IAS office has its own area of expertise when it comes to fulfilling our organizational mission and vision. With each IAS office playing a unique role in accomplishing our over-arching objectives, we are able to have a far-reaching, holistic impact.  The efforts of IAS-America are focused on, but not limited to:

Water sustains life. But,

throughout much of Africa water is often a carrier of disease and death. IAS drills wells throughout Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia and other parts of East Africa in areas where none have previously existed so that fresh, life-giving water is available to entire communities. A village well does much more than simply provide clean drinking water. It also changes the social fabric of village life. Instead of spending hours each day walking to a distant source in search of water, children now are free to attend school. Clean, local drinking water is saving lives and changing the future of children across the continent of Africa.
Your help creating wells provides:

  • Life
  • Productivity, when not encumbered by sickness
  • Productivity, when not consumed by the task of transporting water
  • Opportunity for children’s education – the task of procuring water typically falls on the women and children
  • Opportunity for business and community stability when the nomadic lifestyle of chasing seasonal rain is not required
  • Opportunity for personal growth and development when not consumed by simply trying to staying alive

Throughout the developing world, the lack of adequate healthcare and sanitation is one of the primary causes of premature death.

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