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Please help people like Auguste get the lifesaving surgery they need.

Your donation today will change a life forever.

If we can raise $20,000, it could mean we can help 25 people. Or a $40,000 total could help transform the lives of 50 people.  

That may seem a lot of money, especially in these difficult times. But every donation will help someone like Auguste reclaim their life, and continue their valuable contribution to their communities, so that others can thrive. 

From tumour to transformation

After 40 years of teaching, Auguste found a blemish on his face. It soon developed into a large tumour. 

Auguste searched far and wide to find surgical care with no success  – until one day he heard Mercy Ships had arrived in the port of Dakar.

A life restored

It was on the Global Mercy that Auguste saw his face in the mirror again – tumour free for the first time in 13 years. 

Six weeks later, Auguste was discharged, and went home with his wife Claire to see their children and grandchildren again.

Change a life forever

Please help people like Auguste get the lifesaving surgery they need.

How your donation helps

We're on a mission to bring hope, healing and lasting change to some of the world's poorest regions. Together, we can make a monumental impact.

Bandages ($40)

Essential for recovery and healing

Cleft lip or palette surgery ($400)

Transform a child's future

Train a local doctor ($1,500)

Contribute to sustainable community health

First dental visit ($56)

Brighten someone's smile

Open job opportunity
Global Mercy and Africa Mercy sailing
Patient Malang

Who are Mercy Ships?

Founded in 1978, Mercy Ships is a pioneering faith-based global charity.  Our mission is to bring hope and healing to those in need. 

Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer medical professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without. Whether performing surgery to remove a disfiguring tumour, cleaning the deck, or transporting patients, our crew makes a difference in the lives of struggling people every day they serve.

The Global Mercy and the Africa Mercy

Why a Ship? Accessing the Inaccessible

Since over 50% of the world’s population lives near a coast, our ships are the best way to reach people in need with personalised, state-of-the-art medical care. 

Globally, 5 billion people lack access to safe surgery. With the support of people like you, we deploy hospital ships to combat this overwhelming statistic.

Many ways to bring hope & healing

There is so much hope to give, and so many ways to give it. From making a single donation to becoming a monthly donor or simply offering your prayers, your support has a great impact.

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Other ways to give

If you’d prefer to donate directly via our Mercy Ships bank account, please see below for these details: 

Account name:   
Mercy Ships New Zealand

Account number:   
03 1549 0000141 00 (Westpac)

Payment reference: 
Your surname

Your Donor ID code if you have previously donated

Tax receipts:
If you have given directly to our bank account we would like to send you a tax receipt. Please email us at with your details and tell us about the donation you have made.

Thank you for your generous support!