Our Mission in Action for Homeless Youth

Fourteen-year-old Francisco has spent half his life begging for money at a busy intersection in Mozambique. René, 17, once hustled to clean windshields and load trucks in Port-au-Prince, Haiti just so he could eat. And young Juan in Freetown, Sierra Leone couldn’t help himself at all. He had to...

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A Real-World Campaign for Positive Social Change

On a stage in front of their classroom, three students at San Juan Bosco Vocational Training Center (VTC) in Tegucigalpa, Honduras hoist a banner reading No a las drogas: “Say ‘no’ to drugs.” These young men, joined by nearly 200 of their peers, are applying their training toward an...

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Moving Toward Economic Security in Samoa

Although Samoa enjoys a relatively healthy economy, and demonstrates a commitment to social development, many rural residents continue to struggle with the negative effects of wealth inequality—including the lack of livable-wage employment opportunities and gender-based job discrimination. For...

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Missionary Cooperative Program

After professing his faith, Fr. Nesly stayed in his native country of Haiti to serve some of the poorest, most marginalized youth with nowhere to live but the streets. For several years, Father Sean has served hundreds of children living in the destitute, informal settlements around Johannesburg,...

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Giving Tuesday Update: Safe Water for Namibia

We asked, and so many friends answered—enthusiastically, and from their hearts. Last November, more than 200 generous donors participated in our special Giving Tuesday campaign to fund two desperately-needed water reserve tanks at the Don Bosco Youth Center in Rundu, Namibia. Their response was...

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From Hunger to Hope

“I remember the first time I met Vianny,” recalls Father Elie Nyandwi. “I greeted him but he did not answer.” This reticent young boy, from a deeply impoverished family in rural Butambala, Uganda, was so desperately hungry that he couldn’t even muster the energy to smile. Today, he lights...

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The 80,000 Legacies of Fr. Anthony

For 33 years, Father Anthony Thaiparambil devoted his every waking moment to serving vulnerable children living in the slums and on the streets of Kolkata and New Delhi, India. His pioneering work paralleled that of Mother Teresa, with whom he often collaborated. And his willingness to live humbly...

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Making Life Better, One Well at a Time

Can you imagine spending more than half your daily salary on a single bucket of water? For a full-time employee earning minimum wage in the United States, that would be $29 for just a few gallons: barely enough for a family to drink—let alone bathe in, cook with, or use for sanitation. Yet every...

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