Share Mercy is an independent aid organization started at the initiative of Credokirken and Nordhordland Bibelsenter. We operate with aid and development, and have done so for over 15 years.
What and where?
The emphasis is in India, where we have both a slum school, an orphanage, sports clubs, sew center, chicken farm and a health center.
In the Middle East, we provide much emergency aid, where the most extensive we do is to help refugees.
In the Southeast Asia, we work with aid and for families in the slums.
Share Mercy work is run by private individuals, businesses and churches in Norway. Primarily by monthly support from partners, secondarily from one-time gifts.
We have a policy that a maximum of 15% of the funds are used for administrative costs. We have no one who is paid, and we pay for the trips when we travel down, this is be covered by various churches.
How to support us?
Share Mercy is a charity, which supports aid projects in India and the Philippines. In the city of Jammu in India, Share Mercy started a school for poor children from the slums, and an orphanage for orphans. The school has about 420 students, and sponsors in Norway support the pupils schooling. In Jammu, Share Mercy also started a sowing factory.
Share Mercy also supports an ongoing aid work in Manila, for poor families from the slums.
The aim is that aid work will eventually be extended to new areas and new countries.
Share Mercy´s strength is the close contact with local people in the countries where we work. Our national staff know the people and their needs, and they look for different measures to create change and development. They can communicate and relate to people and governments in a good way, and they can help to teach and train.
We have long experience with various types of aid work and collaborate with professionals when necessary, for example in areas such as schools, orphanages, health, employment, agriculture, microfinance and water projects.