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.
Cesvi operates all over the world to support the most vulnerable populations in the promotion of human rights, in achieving their aspirations, for sustainable development. And he believes that the recognition of human rights contributes to the well-being of everyone on the planet, a common home to be preserved.
The aims of the association, defined in the current statute, are oriented to the planning, promotion and implementation of cooperation, emergency and rehabilitation programs for developing countries.
At present, Cesvi operates in over 30 countries distributed worldwide in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Balkans and the Middle East in sectors concerning children and youth, health, the environment, and sustainable development, access to water and environmental hygiene, humanitarian aid and social enterprise.
The activities of the CISP are consistent with its statutory purposes and concern the realization of humanitarian, rehabilitation and development projects in third countries and of solidarity campaigns, training programs, information, combating social exclusion and racism, education to development and intercultural in Italy and in Europe. Together, the activities of the CISP aim at the realization of the concrete conditions for the development and self-determination of peoples, the diffusion, and respect for human rights and the fulfillment of the basic needs of the person.
Via Germanico 198
00192 Rome Italy
On April 15, 1965, Fr. Barbieri founded COOPI. This is where a 50-year journey begins, during which COOPI and Italian international cooperation with all the many voices will grow and become together. But the history of COOPI begins before 1965, as early as 1961 when the young Jesuit Vincenzo Barbieri was sent by his superiors to study in Lyons at the Faculty of Theology, in view of a future departure for Chad as a missionary. In France, he meets a much more lively and open cultural environment than the one that permeated the Italian province in the years preceding the Second Vatican Council and comes into contact with international lay movements engaged for years in voluntary work in developing countries. In 1962 Barbieri refused to leave as a missionary and returned to Milan with the intention of training volunteers ready to leave for the south of the world. It is he who introduces the lay component into the missions.
Route de Kenscoff # 33, Petion-Ville, Port-au-Prince
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.
5 rue Jean Nicot
93691 Pantin Cedex
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.
Via Cavour 73 – 26900 Lodi
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.