Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Annie and her seven children were homeless, although they did have a roof over their heads. “I can’t say I was living in a house; it was rather like a birds nest”. They were living in a hut and were extremely vulnerable to the weather. Annie’s story is one of many in Malawi, an African country...

A home in Namibia, beds in the Netherlands

“To serve and enlighten, to speak a redeeming word, to be a helping hand", this is the motto of the jubilee year of the Brothers of Our Lady Mother of Mercy (CMM), in which they celebrated their 175th anniversary (1844-2019), derived from the rule of life of the brothers. The Brothers wanted to...

Homes First: Strategies to Promote Youth Empowerment Post Covid-19

Vincentians keep bringing the voices of homeless people to the United Nations despite the pandemic. The UN NGO Working Group to End Homelessness (WGEH) organised the side event “Homes First: Strategies to Promote Youth Empowerment Post Covid-19” during the ECOSOC Youth Forum last week. You can...

Three years working together to end homelessness

The Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) has reached three years working with the poorest of the poor and the homeless. The FHA is looking forward to the next few years, with the objective of fostering collaboration and exchange amongst Vincentian Family branches, and with the final goal of ending...

A new way of exploring the 13 Houses Campaign

13 Houses Campaign keeps growing thanks to the joint efforts of more and more Vincentian branches to end homelessness! Now you can explore the different projects on our new map. You can learn more about each individual initiative, which branches are involved and discover more about them on our...

The “St Vincent de Paul Village” opens its doors in Peru

55 people from eight families are now living in the first houses of the “Mitso Esperanza – Villa San Vicente de Paúl”, the St Vincent de Paul Village in Puerto Eten, Peru. This ambitious project is part of the “13 Houses” Campaign. The Vincentian Family has opened and blessed the first batch of...

First 13 Houses project in Nigeria!

Cecilia is a widow and mother of four living in the Imo State, South East-Nigeria, in a poor rural area lacking government investment. She and her family used to shelter in an old mud hut. For that reason, she was selected to be the first beneficiary of the 13 Houses Campaign effort of the...

A family born again

Mihaela used to go to sleep worrying that the house would fall on her and her family. She lived with her mother and her four children, aged between 14 and 7 in a tiny house in Iasi, Romania second largest city. “We felt deprived of any hope, of protection during that period of 10 years. The...

From the basement to the hope of a new life

The Flórez Sierra Family hasn’t had it easy since they arrived in Spain from Colombia. “We used to live in a basement, unhealthy, without the right conditions, we were suffering, mostly for our child”. Besides, were living in an unregularized situation in the country. But their lives changed when...

94 houses opened and blessed in Australia as part of the “13 Houses” Campaign

Vincentians have opened and blessed 94 houses in Cardiff, New South Wales (NSW) Australia. This is the last batch of the 500 houses built by the St Vincent de Paul Society and the local government, a project which is part of the “13 Houses” Campaign. The Social and Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF)...
Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Tackling slum dwelling in Malawi, one house at a time!

Annie and her seven children were homeless, although they did have a roof over their heads. “I can’t say I was living in a house; it was rather like a birds nest”. They were living in a hut and were extremely vulnerable to the weather. Annie’s story is one of many in...

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A home in Namibia, beds in the Netherlands

A home in Namibia, beds in the Netherlands

“To serve and enlighten, to speak a redeeming word, to be a helping hand", this is the motto of the jubilee year of the Brothers of Our Lady Mother of Mercy (CMM), in which they celebrated their 175th anniversary (1844-2019), derived from the rule of life of the...

read more
Three years working together to end homelessness

Three years working together to end homelessness

The Famvin Homeless Alliance (FHA) has reached three years working with the poorest of the poor and the homeless. The FHA is looking forward to the next few years, with the objective of fostering collaboration and exchange amongst Vincentian Family branches, and with...

read more
A new way of exploring the 13 Houses Campaign

A new way of exploring the 13 Houses Campaign

13 Houses Campaign keeps growing thanks to the joint efforts of more and more Vincentian branches to end homelessness! Now you can explore the different projects on our new map. You can learn more about each individual initiative, which branches are involved and...

read more
The “St Vincent de Paul Village” opens its doors in Peru

The “St Vincent de Paul Village” opens its doors in Peru

55 people from eight families are now living in the first houses of the “Mitso Esperanza – Villa San Vicente de Paúl”, the St Vincent de Paul Village in Puerto Eten, Peru. This ambitious project is part of the “13 Houses” Campaign. The Vincentian Family has opened and...

read more
First 13 Houses project in Nigeria!

First 13 Houses project in Nigeria!

Cecilia is a widow and mother of four living in the Imo State, South East-Nigeria, in a poor rural area lacking government investment. She and her family used to shelter in an old mud hut. For that reason, she was selected to be the first beneficiary of the 13 Houses...

read more
A family born again

A family born again

Mihaela used to go to sleep worrying that the house would fall on her and her family. She lived with her mother and her four children, aged between 14 and 7 in a tiny house in Iasi, Romania second largest city. “We felt deprived of any hope, of protection during that...

read more
From the basement to the hope of a new life

From the basement to the hope of a new life

The Flórez Sierra Family hasn’t had it easy since they arrived in Spain from Colombia. “We used to live in a basement, unhealthy, without the right conditions, we were suffering, mostly for our child”. Besides, were living in an unregularized situation in the country....

read more
All (and everybody) for our homeless friends

All (and everybody) for our homeless friends

Christmas celebrations in the “Charité” Santa Luisa in Turin have been incredibly significant. Our “Day Centre for and with homeless people” has lived a wave of Providence and Grace. We were surprised but not overwhelmed, thanks to the Lord, we sail out with tailwind....

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