So many were the fragments of life that we have heard in these years, we have thus had the good fortune to know without falling into pietism.
We are involved because we believe in a better world.
Through our work in Africa we have brought to fruition an unfulfilled dream of Padre Pio: To work as a Missionary in Third World Countries. We have brought his voice and his gifts to the poor, among the poor. How many tears have been dried how many smiles torn from poverty, how many lives snatched from death.
Africa, is a continent in full motion and in constant transformation that increasingly impoverishes the weak, and the marginalized. Over the years, the phenomenon of migration from villages to cities has become increasingly widespread in the hope of improving one’s living conditions. In pursuing this dream, many children are abandoned by families who are unable to satisfy their needs, and often end up victims of abuse, trafficking, or dying and it is on them that we have concentrated and channeled our energies.
We decided to build home centers that are places of growth and development for children. We have gone beyond the concept of mere charity by focusing on giving dignity and self-esteem to the last.
We carry out our projects directly; we use local collaborators in our own facilities; we identify the priority needs in which to intervene.
In this last year we have been committing ourselves to the self-sustainability of our facilities, with the launch of projects that will create jobs for the premises and bring economic revenues to be allocated to our shelters.
Our Active Social Projects:
Maison Padre Pio
Family home that hosts 28 children
Les Anges de Padre Pio
Orphanage hosting 30 children (max. 70 minors)
Les Anges de Padre Pio II
Home that houses 60 disabled
Le Paradis de Padre Pio
Medical Center for HIV treatment and prevention
annually 100 qualified young people find a position in the work world