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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 2016, for example, we received $1,300,784.77 from our benefactors and 100% of that amount was used to fund 209 projects in 37 Third World countries. As for our expenses (stationery, postage and occasional ads), they 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 6,410 projects between 1982 and the end of 2016.

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

  • Provision of corn seed and purchase of 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)

  • Urgent humanitarian aid to the victims of the famine in the region of Niamey, Niger. ($30,000.00)

  • Aid to enlarge and improve a chicken-raising enterprise as a source of food for deprived families in Lekhobanyane and Sekepe, Lesotho. ($4,000.00)

  • Education of sick and handicapped children at the Holy Family Nursery School in Wang'uru, Kenya. ($4,000.00)

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

  • Lodging, general upkeep, education and teaching of trades for the development and self-sufficiency of young girls in Ghorarpar/Gourmadi, Bangladesh. ($6,000.00)

  • 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)

  • 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 2016.

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The Call of the Poor
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St. Norbert, Manitoba
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