International Support Aid Australia exists to resource and empower local people, enabling them to reach out to the poor and disadvantaged in their community.
We assist widows who have lost their husbands to HIV/AIDS or other fatal diseases and are struggling to care for their children. ISAA seek to deliver sustainable development through local participation, which has long-term benefits and helps the community to become self-sufficient. Through income generating projects we seek to increase and stabilise families of low or no income though vocational and/or skill training and through micro-development projects.
We care for orphans and children in vulnerable situations through CARE4Kids (ISAU). We give local people grants to start micro-development projects, enabling families to care for themselves and the orphans they have taken into their homes.
ISAA assists indigenous partners by providing necessary resources, training, and skills. When requested we offer direction and encouragement to enable them to accomplish relief projects and development programs.
In cases of short-term emergency assistance and relief like food, shelter, essential supplies and services for children or people affected is temporary, as our aim is to help rehabilitation of lives and establish sources of revenue. Short-term relief processes are then shifted into long term rehabilitation and community restoration projects.
Childcare and education projects help improve access and quality of education and training for children to empower them to achieve meaningful and productive lives free from poverty. Projects address and provide for the needs of orphaned, abandoned and disabled children. Activities to support existing family structures are given priority; rehabilitation is preferred as this brings wider benefits to society. However there is also a call for such establishments as children’s homes where rehabilitation and care is given to children who cannot be directly placed with suitable foster carers.
We work with disadvantaged groups (marginalised and minority groups), particularly widows and children, providing them with assistance to prevent violence and abuse and to help bring about lasting changes through empowerment and self-sufficiency programs.
We assist people through community development by way of income-generating schemes such as microfinance, micro-enterprise development, and small business development and training to reduce poverty as a result of generating income leading to a better quality of life, dignity and self-reliance.