These projects simply represent the Vincentian service provided by our brothers and sisters in Mexico: a myriad of initiatives which have led Vincentian Conferences to adapt due to the pandemic.
Sponsoring a Child: Educational project launched by the SSVP Morelos (Mexico) for 145 children and adolescents
The Conferences in Morelos follow in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul and Bl. Frédéric Ozanam, since they believe that ensuring education is the best way to help dignify human beings, so that they can have the right to freedom of thought.
To this end, the Vincentians have undertaken the educational project “Sponsoring a Child”, aimed at finding people sponsoring the education of underprivileged children and adolescents. To date, there are 145 sponsored children and adolescents.
“We All Eat Today” Nutrition Project: Soup kitchen for needy families
The Vincentians in Morelos also fight hunger and malnutrition. Every Saturday, the Conference organises a community breakfast. Before the pandemic, all assisted families used to meet there, but, due to the health crisis, the service provided has adapted to the circumstances and shifted to home delivery. This is a lesson learned from the pandemic: Adapting to the new normal while keeping on helping those who suffer most.
“Share and Change” Programme: Food distribution by members to over 400 families
This project, undertaken by Vincentians in Morelos, helps over 400 needy families with the support of citizens. “Share” food and “change” the lives of poor people.
“Networks of Love” Project: Home rehabilitation and construction in Monterrey
Mary Our Hope Conference carries out a home rehab/construction project, supported by Vincentians who bring the materials required for beneficiaries to rebuild their homes.
This project is being developed on a hilly area, on the outskirts of Monterrey, in Nuevo León. To date, there are 13 beneficiary families.