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Responding to the cries of a hungry and hurting world, hundreds of heroic missionaries in impoverished countries turn to us for a helping hand. In their efforts to liberate destitute people from the effects of abject poverty, those devoted apostles of Christ bring to our attention a wide variety of relief and development projects. We in turn invite compassionate hearts to become that 'helping hand'. The chain of human solidarity, which starts with caring donors, is continued undiminished by The Call of the Poor.

Since its inception in 1982, every cent received from donors has been used exclusively for the well-being of the poor. In 2018, we were able to disburse $426,800.00 to fund 102 projects in 24 Third World countries. As for our expenses (stationery, postage, etc.), these were absorbed by a special fund created for that purpose.

Through the compassion of our precious supporters, to whom we are most grateful, we have been able to alleviate the suffering of the poor and bring a ray of hope into their lives... by funding 6,671 projects between 1982 and the end of 2018.

Below are a few examples of the projects which were funded in recent years:

  • Purchase of corn seed, donkeys and carts to provide poor families in Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso, the means to feed their families and to become self-sufficient by selling some of their products.  ($14,000.00)

  • Provision of books, school supplies, school uniforms and tuition fees for children from very poor families in Ebibeyin, Equatorial Guinea.  ($3,000.00)

  • Establisment of a small chicken-raising enterprise as a source of both food and income for women in Kankapele, Burkina Faso.  ($1,800.00)

  • Purchase of solar panels, batteries and an inverter to bring electricity to a training centre in Les Cayes, Haiti.  ($6,680.00)

  • Construction of a water distribution system and reservoir for the well-being of poor families in Mikolongo, Gabon. ($10,000.00)

  • Food, clothing and medicine for hearing impaired and physically challenged children who reside at a rehabilitation centre in Vitamrajpali, India.  ($5,000.00)

  • Food for victims of leprosy and the physically disadvantaged in the region of Dedougou, Burkina Faso.  ($4,300.00)

  • General care of women and children (victims of violence and sexual abuse) at the Betania Refuge Home in San Francisco Solano-Quilmes, Argentina.  ($8,000.00)

  • Support of a dispensary that provides medications, laboratory tests and X-rays for the sick in Mocachi, Peru.  ($2,000.00)

  • Construction of a rice mill in Nomad, Papua New Guinea, to give poor farmers the means to harvest their crop. ($10,000.00)

  • Medical care and supplementary nutrition assistance for neglected and marginalized poor in Cotabato City-Mindanao, Philippines.  ($4,600.00)

  • Provision of agricultural and woodworking supplies to help adolescents in Djuma, Democratic Republic of the Congo, become self-sufficient.  ($5,500.00)

Please click here for the complete list of projects funded in 2018.

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St. Norbert, Manitoba
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