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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 a one or two year mission 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!”

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

 

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recent Articles

  • On the occasion of the 5th World Day of the PoorNovember 18, 2021 from 2:15 pm to 3:30pm EST Digital “Meet and Greet” with Gregoire and Jessica de Lassus. – Why are they on a Fidesco mission? – What are they doing in Benin, Africa? – What can you do yourself for the poor? Register […]

  • After gathering 87 volunteers for final training in July, Drew, Nora & Ghislain have been able to procure their visas and get to work in their misison countries. Fidesco continue to battle the visa challenges to allow our partners the excellent help of our volunteers. One more American is waiting for her mission to begin. […]

  • As part of our 40 year anniversary that Fidesco is currently celebrating, Pope Francis invited members for a private audience on March 20, 2021. Here is the link to this unique moment: https://youtu.be/mKDmr5zW44Q

  • Today is the day to submit your non-binding application for a 2021 departure on mission. Fidesco USA will host an invitation-only Discernment Weekend from April 9 to April 11, 2021. Attendance is mandatory for a 2021 departure. Send your questions to Info@fidescousa.org and we hope to hear from you!

  • Fidesco Information Session offered FREE online Participants from all over the world who are discerning service with Fidesco are welcome! Date & time: February 23 @ 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm (EST) Topics: •What is Fidesco? •Discerning a departure •Q&A Register at: info@fidesco.de

  • Why launch the South-North mission? In the past the mission had been the response to a call from the Universal Church which concerned people of all origins. Like in the past, now it is the volunteers of the South who leave their countries and their habits to put themselves at the service of others. They […]

Upcoming events

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Fidesco USA Discernment Weekend 2022
 April 1, 2022

This is a “by invitation only” weekend so please contact Fidesco to be included. Fidesco USA: Who’s next?

Location:Bristow, Virginia

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Fidesco Webinar
 February 23, 2021

Fidesco Information Session offered FREE online Participants from all over the world who are discerning service with Fidesco are welcome! Date & time: February 23 @ 2:15 pm to 3:45 pm (EST) Topics: •What is Fidesco? •Discerning a departure •Q&A Register at: info@fidesco.de

Location:online

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 April 9, 2021

Fidesco USA will host an Invitation-only Discernment Weekend from Friday, April 9, 2021 (5:30pm) until Sunday, April 11, 2021 (2pm) in the New York City area. Submit your non-binding application today and begin the process of discerning a time of service with Fidesco.

Location:New York

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Webinar
 November 18, 2021

On the occasion of the 5th World Day of the Poor Digital “Meet and Greet” with Gregoire and Jessica de Lassus. – Why are they on a Fidesco mission? – What are they doing in Benin? – What can you do yourself for the poor? Register today via www.fidesco.nl and receive the link for this […]

Location:online 2:15 pm EST to 3:30 pm

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 April 9, 2021

The 2021 Discernment Weekend is only a few weeks away. Submit your application today.

Location:Virginia

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