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Fidesco – Catholic Organization for International Solidarity

Fidesco is an international Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that recruits and trains volunteers before sending them for two year missions in under-served areas of the world. The volunteers make their professional and personal skills available to the needy through humanitarian and development projects.

In 1980 in Rome, African bishops met members of the Emmanuel Community and gave them a challenge: “We need young people coming in the name of their faith to support us in our development projects and offer assistance to our local population. Come join us!”

 

Video: Where is Fidesco in 2017
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FIDESCO VOLUNTEERS ON MISSION Discover our volunteers in their mission


  • Kenya, Kitui

    Rick, Diane & Casey Barker

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    Rick, Diane & Casey Barker

    Rick, Diane & Casey Barker

  • South-Africa, Limpopo

    Dominic & Margaret DeMatteo

    Margaret will teach English and Dominic will develop a farm to feed the students.

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    Dominic & Margaret DeMatteo

    Dominic & Margaret DeMatteo

  • Iraq, Erbil

    Jean and Pauline Bouchayer

    French Teachers

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    Jean and Pauline Bouchayer

    Jean and Pauline Bouchayer

  • Brazil, Redencao

    Pauline Albisetti

    Coordinating projects Sonho de mãe and Bernadette

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    Pauline Albisetti

    Pauline Albisetti

  • Philippines, Quezon City

    Katie and Luke Johnstone

    Tulay ng Kabaatan (TNK) “a bridge for the children” foundation

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    Katie and Luke Johnstone

    Katie and Luke Johnstone
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Medical care for Guinea’s poor

The largest health care center in the country. It has sixty employees and 4 Fidesco volunteers.  Every year, over 100,000 people receive care and medicine.   The price, at $1.30 for the consultation, all included, is accessible even to the poorest. What is on the horizon. The maximum capacity for the Maternity Center has been […]

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Fighting for prisoners in DR Congo

A team of volunteers go to the central prison in Kinshasa to meet with about a dozen prisoners a week. While there, they not only offers legal advice, but also help them with the psychological support they need to deal with the hostile conditions. BAJPD lawyers (4 in Kinshasa, and 2 in Lubumbashi) then handle […]

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Farmschool in Indonesia

1999 – the beginning. To support the social and family network in the countryside, the bishop of Manado asked Fidesco in 1999 to participate in a project to process fruit. In 2007, a new directive was given: to open a “farm school” in the village of Lotta. The objectives are to help farmers and their […]

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During my Big Night in the past few months, I’ve witnessed heartbreaking and dark places, but ...

 

Katie and Luke Johnstone

Philippines, Quezon City

recent Articles

  • New volunteers: Dominic and Margaret with children Patrick and Caroline. Siloe Centre for the Blind, Limpopo, South Africa Our mission will be serving at the Siloe Centre for the Blind (http://www.siloecentre.co.za). It is a school and vocational center operated by a Polish congregation: the Franciscan Sisters Servants of the Cross. Some of the students at […]

  • As 2016 is just starting, I was looking back at the past year and all that happened for Fidesco USA. It started with a weekend of discernment and preparation for candidates in January in Larchmont near New York. After additional training in the spring, all candidates joined the worldwide training in Paray Le Monial (France) […]

  • This year the send-off session for volunteers in Paray-le-Monial was very intensive. The american volunteers were fully integrated in the group. Katie and Luke are already at their mission, while Alexis and Pauline are preparing to leave soon.

  • Check out what Christine has been up to on this blog: http://landofthesmiles.blogspot.com

  • Check out their blog here: https://lukeandkatiemac.wordpress.com/

  • Alexis (Ali) will join Christine in Thailand as an English teacher. The mission is among the young prostitutes. Context of the mission Often young women who come really have the desire to succeed after spending several years in the sex industry. Most of the time, after 6 to 24 months in the center, they change […]

 
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