Why Kardelen?

Our Mission

The mission of Kardelen Mercy Teams is to empower children with special needs and their families to face the world with dignity and hope.

Where We Serve

Kardelen Mercy Teams is based in Ankara, Turkey, home to 4.5 million people. Government estimates show that 17% of the population are affected by a disability.

Financial Accountability

The board of Kardelen Mercy Teams USA approves the annual budget and regularly reviews the financial management of the ministry. A third-party review of all income and expenses is done in Turkey. 

Our IRS Form 990 forms are available below:

Our Vision

Disabled children are often neglected, starved or placed in state-run orphanages. Our vision is to have every person affected by disability properly cared for in their own home with dignity and respect.

How Your Support Helps Children

How Your Support Helps

With your help, children’s lives are transformed by:

  • Home visitations with physical therapy
  • Handicap-accessible transportation to doctor and hospital appointments
  • Training for the family in how to care for special needs children
  • Social events where a community of families with special needs can overcome isolation and shame

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