Goats are a way out of poverty, especially for women in places where they cannot work outside their home. You see that milk, cheese, and yogurt can be used to feed one’s family and to sell or trade. We have been watching goats change lives for years and years. We now have families with small herds of goats.
Will you help more families get a goat? I hope so. I hope you’ll invite your family and friends to do the same. Goats make the world a better place.
In honor of this, our 404th anniversary, would you consider giving a small gift? How small? $4.04.
Our goal is to have 404 of our friends pitch-in so that we can provide shoes and socks (Does it get anymore basic than that?) to school children, construction workers, medical workers and others in some of our poorest missions. 404 years seems something worth celebrating, don’t you think?
As we move on to 2021, we take a moment to reflect on our 2020 projects. In the second half of the year, thanks to generous supporters, we sent about $300,000 to Vincentians in the poorest provinces of the Congregation. They used these funds to secure and distribute food, meals, face masks, hand sanitizer, study kits for students and even rental and housing assistance. Thank you. Thank you for all of your help in 2020. Thank you for your support, your prayers and your gifts.
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It was another rainy morning at the Vincentian missionary house. A puddle was forming on the kitchen floor from the rain. The cook struggled to keep the fire alive on the floor of the kitchen. The priests moved their chairs to keep the rainwater from disturbing their...
Dear Friends, In less than one week, you put us more than half-way towards our goal of $1,632.16 (404 friends giving $4.04 each) in celebration of the 404th anniversary of the founding of the Vincentian mission. These gifts will be used to purchase new shoes and...
Over the last 5 months, Vincentian priests, brothers, and their collaborators in the poorest provinces of the Congregation used financial resources provided by VIMS donors and the Curia (headquarters) of the Congregation to respond to the crises caused by COVID-19. In...
Vincentian International Mission Services (VIMS) helps fuel the growth and development of the Congregation of the Mission especially in countries where resources are few and progress is difficult. We also raise funds for special projects of the Superior General so that the mission of St. Vincent dePaul thrives in the 21st century.
Vincentians are agents of change. In his day, St. Vincent inspired clergy and lay people, royalty and peasants to serve those neglected by society. We continue his ministry today. Join us in making the world holier, kinder, more productive, in short, more the way God wants it.
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