At Relief Without Borders, our focus is on communicating shared human experience across cultures through portraits, videos, and stories and engaging people around the world to take part in providing basic goods and necessities to families in need. We work to provide relief to those suffering injustice and poverty in developing countries.
We believe in transparency. We believe in international change. We showcase the need, provide immediate ways to help, and report. Our model helps voices be heard and allows an avenue for you to become part of our movement of change.
The awareness and empowerment project was formed to give a voice to the diverse people of developing countries and to allow that voice to be heard around the world. Along the way, we document the progress and change.
Today, we are fighting to make those voices stronger through education.
50% of children in developing countries don’t go to school because of lack of access or risk in traveling to school. We’re changing that by building schools where they are needed most and equipping children with the tools needed to succeed.
We’re building our first school in Afghanistan. Want to help?
Our model provides employment opportunities for photographers living in developing countries while compensating each subject we photograph and interview.
zAHID, 7 YRS OLD. aFGHANISTAN
Everyday Zahid goes to his father’s shop to sell fruits. Zahid wants to become a Mullah [Priest] in the future but he is still not registered in school.
Zahid and his family were aided by Relief Without Borders. In honor of Ramadan, Relief Without Borders is delivering aid to families in Afghanistan. For $100, you can sponsor a family’s delivery of aid, toys and their iftar [break of fast] meal.
Seeta, 4 yrs old. AFGHANISTAN.
Seeta works at her family’s make [plastic] shift hotel in old Kabul with her brother and father. When people order tea at their hotel, Seeta is the one who brings them their tea or food. She sells tea to guest for $10 Afgs [around 1 cent]. She is one of many that has received payment from Relief Without Border in exchange for her portraits taken. Relief Without Borders also returned to Seeta the following week to serve her family a Iftar [break of fast] meal with aid including: clothes, shoes, and toys for her and her siblings.
Almas, 5 yrs old. afghanistan
“My dad works as a farmer for the land owner in exchange for a meager income. The shoes I had we're too worn out to wear — so my dad will use the portrait money from Relief Without Borders to buy me new shoes.” - Almas