Project work: an outline - Franciscan Centro for Development and Mission

the relief organisation – striving for the dignity of humankind – worldwide

Project work: an outline

Option for the poor

In the spirit of Francis of Assisi, Missionszentrale der Franziskaner project work is focussed on the principle of 'option for the poor'. We seek to actively include those affected by poverty and social marginalisation in the development and planning of projects, handing them joint responsibility for their implementation. Projects are designed to incorporate social and ecological concerns and be sustainable in nature, thus strengthening the potential for helping people to help themselves.

Franciscans on location across the globe

Each proposal is expertly examined on location by Franciscan brothers and sisters who are normally local to the particular project country. Living alongside the poor, they spend years working for the benefit of marginalised peoples. The Missionszentrale der Franziskaner team in Europe takes advantage of the technical expertise and local knowledge of its local Franciscans, ensuring that it remains abreast of the problems affecting people in each area.

Donations go straight to those in need

Donors to the Missionszentrale der Franziskaner can rest assured that their money reaches those who really need it: the poor and marginalised people of this world.

Current projects