Salvation Army World Service Office

Rating: 3.33 stars   3 reviews

Nonprofit Issues:

Food, Health, Human Services, International


PO Box 1428 Alexandria VA 22313 USA


Founded in 1977, SAWSO provides technical and financial assistance in a variety of community-based programs and works through the Army''s worldwide network of personnel and facilities in 105 countries. Program areas include health care, HIV/AIDS programming, micro-finance, community development, and relief and reconstruction aid. SAWSO also works toward increasing the capacity of Salvation Army personnel to develop and implement effective programs to alleviate poverty. SAWSO is celebrating its 30th year in 2007.


SAWSO promotes community-based initiatives that improve living conditions and increase skills in poor communities. Programs focus on four areas: (1) village-based health care projects (including HIV/AIDS) provide education and treatment; (2) community development programs provide counseling, literacy education, leadership development, elderly programs, and women's support groups; (3) income generation program includes skills training and small loan programs; and (4) relief and reconstruction aid is provided to those affected by disasters.

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