Our Mission

Assist International addresses the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people.

We design and implement humanitarian programs that build capacity, develop opportunities, and save lives around the world. With all of our programs, we believe the best way to provide effective and sustainable solutions that bring about lasting change is by working with in-country partners and coming alongside to empower them and increase their capacity.


While visiting Romania with his wife in 1990, Bob Pagett felt compelled to respond to the humanitarian crises he witnessed. With just a fax machine, a typewriter, and a desire to help the world, Assist International was born. Today, in partnership with foundations, hospital groups, service clubs, corporations, and individual donors, Assist International has completed projects in over 60 countries. Whether it’s building schools for children in Uganda, providing medical equipment in Mongolia, or establishing orphanages in Romania, we strive for excellence and sustainability.


Assist us in improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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