Our vision

Security and a dignified life for all children

The vision of Child Mercy Sweden is a continuation of our basic idea of ​​a better world for all children. Through the efforts of Child Mercy Sweden, wellbeing of the children is in our focus and they get to experience mercy, justice and respect. An aid work where both spirit, body and soul are integrated.


Child Mercy Sweden's value base, i.e. the basis for our values, rests on a Christian human view of the equal value of all people and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.


We believe in people's inherent power and work to ensure that people, through our long-term initiatives, get the tools to build their own future.


Most of our collected funds come from private individuals, our loyal donors form the basis of our aid efforts. Second-hand shops, companies, foundations and congregations also have a significant role in us being able to help.

The focus areas

Child Mercy Sweden divides the work into four focus areas; Education, Health & Sanitation, Livelihood and Security & Protection. Child Mercy Sweden puts the children at the center. From vulnerability, poverty and insecurity, the recipient gets the tools for development and changed living conditions, where basic needs are achieved and they can live in security. An aid work where we, together with our partners, work for a better world.


Every child have the right to go to school. Knowledge is a prerequisite for people to be active citizens of society, who know and can protect their democratic rights. Education is a basic human right but still there are 260 million children in the world who do not go to school, the majority of them are girls. Child Mercy Sweden's efforts contribute, among other things, to girls having their right to education met and thus being given greater opportunity to decide over their own lives. Education breaks exclusion and opens doors to new future opportunities for children and their families. The projects are aimed at children and young people who previously did not have the opportunity to go to school, mainly due to poverty. Through our efforts, we also raise awareness and educate people about the negative consequences of alcohol and drugs, since alcoholism and drug abuse affect the whole family, the children not the least.


Child Mercy Sweden supports preventive healthcare work where the primary target group is women and children. In the DR Congo, health care, conversation support and rehabilitation are provided to raped women and children. In northeastern Brazil, we support a floating healthcare clinic that helps provide healthcare to an impoverished island population. At schools, which we support in Ethiopia, regular health checks are offered to students. All students receive government vaccination campaigns. Health care is an important way to strengthen, secure and help people who are vulnerable due to, for example, poverty.


In large parts of the world, women and girls have a lower status than boys and men. Mothers have a key role when it comes to sustainable change. When mothers receive education, the possibility of self-sufficiency and knowledge of their rights, they invest in the children and thus also in the family. The initiatives within self-sufficiency aim to support people in their ambition to develop livelihood opportunities so that they can stand on their own two feet. The activities are linked to vocational training and literacy. Several of the recipients of cows and goats have told us that the animals have become their insurance in difficult times. Vocational training as well as cow and goat projects are efforts that have an impact over time.


Child Mercy Sweden works to ensure that more children can grow up in safety. It is about giving parents support in their parenting and creating safe meeting places for children. Preventive measures are taken to counteract and prevent children being exposed to abuse. Security is not just a feeling – it is a right. All children have the right to grow up in safe circumstances and to be protected from violence and abuse.