Decree Law No. 153/1999
AVSI Foundation, an NGO created in 1972, carries out cooperation projects for development, with particular emphasis on education. In its work, its attention is focused on the defense and promotion of the dignity of the person, the cornerstone of every project. We work all around the world thanks to a network of 35 founding members and more than 700 partners.
We have been in Haiti since 1999, following a request from the Apostolic Nuncio in support of the Agricultural Faculty of the Catholic University of Notre Dame d’Haiti in Les Cayes, today we work with projects on the island with socio-educational, human rights, food security and training projects.
5 rue Jean Nicot
93691 Pantin Cedex
Electriciens sans frontières created in Europe
Electriciens sans frontières and its counterparts in Europe (Germany, Italy, Spain) sign an agreement to pool their efforts to provide access to electricity and water for the poorest populations.
Via Cavour 73 – 26900 Lodi
1964. The economic boom. Italy was growing out of post-war poverty when the Movement for the Fight against Hunger in the World (MLFM) was born in Lodi. The president of Catholic Action, Arnaldo Moretti, flanked by Antonio Allegri and Angelo Cambiè, gathered a tight group of collaborators and started developing projects together with the Mani Tese association in Milan, which supported the Pime (Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions) missionaries in poverty-stricken locations. The head office was initially located in the diocesan administration of Lodi, but the next year it was moved to 73 Via Cavour. Right from the start, the decision to have an autonomous space served a specific purpose: to mark the independence of the Movement from the diocesan missionary work affiliated with the Church.
Founded in 1989 in Italy and became a foundation in 1994, Terre des Hommes Italia has realized 90 projects in 22 countries around the world, focusing in particular on the themes of Child Protection, basic health and the right to education.