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INDIA

India was our first country of intervention following Mother Teresa of Calcutta’s letter to Hélène Ehret, which showed her the way to help the largest number of Indian children.

Why India?

Because, despite being a highly developed country, the social gap is intensified by the caste system that prevents social mobility and change of status.

The education system is perhaps the most dramatic of the country’s contradictions.
India produces 2 million graduates each year, but one third of the population is illiterate and has the highest number of children who do not go to school. It is estimated that at least 33 million children are not enrolled in school and at least half of the schoolchildren in rural areas drop out of school before completing their compulsory education.

Social inequality in India is not not only related to income but also to gender. In the poorest villages, arranged marriages are the norm rather than the exception, relegating young girls to a life that often leads to violence and deprivation.

And, according to the alarm launched by Adf International, every day 7,000 girls are aborted in India just because they are female, due to the substantial dowry the family will have to pay when the daughter gets married.

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OUR VICTORIES

REMOTE SUPPORT

Nearly 9,000 children supported remotely in India over the last 30 years

WATER AND HYGIENE

Over 200 wells built in the poorest villages

FOOD SECURITY

Distribution of food supplies and initiation of sustainable practices for self-production of food

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PROJECTS

HÉLÈNE’S HOME: A FUTURE FOR VULNERABLE WOMEN

In collaboration with the local partner Reward, Missione Calcutta began the construction of a building named after the President of our association, Hélène, in 2022. The building, made possible through a private donation, will be two storeys high. ...
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SHELTER FOR THE ELDERLY

Missione Calcutta supports the health care of 80 elderly people selected by the parish of Tanuku.
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RAJOSHRI: ORGANIC FARM

The project will be realised in Rajnagar by Reward Welfare Association (REWARD), a local partner of Missione Calcutta Onlus since 2017. REWARD, on a 4 acres of land it already owns in Rajnagar, intends to start an ecological and sustainable farm, which will directly involve 30 groups of women in ...
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COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY

The Covid-19 pandemic in India has seen us in the front line to bring help to the most fragile and unassisted by the state and to try to counter the spread of the virus. In India, more than 90,000 deaths have been attributed to the coronavirus. Worldwide, India is the second most affected...
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THE BASINDA DISPENSARY

The Dispensary in Basinda in West Bengal was founded in 2009 by Missione Calcutta Onlus and, since then, we have been able to provide basic health care to the inhabitants of the village. We finance the purchase of medicines, which are distributed to patients after the medical examinations, helpin...
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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH CARE CLINIC

In 2000, we fully financed the Alternative Health Care Clinic, an orthopaedic clinic run by Father Peter, assistant priest of the Chilimpur parish. This clinic provides care for individuals suffering from chronic illnesses (such as tuberculosis, arthritis, paralysis, osteoarthritis, rheuma...
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HÉLÈNE EHRET VISION CENTRE

The Hélène Ehret Vision Centre was founded in 2004 by Missione Calcutta, in collaboration with the Lions Club of Sajjapuram and the Lion’s Eye Hospital in Nidadavole, an advanced hospital for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases. The Centre was established with the aim of providing...
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ARUL’S HOME

“The House of Blessing and Happiness”, as it is called in the local language, was built after five years of intensive work. It is a home, built thanks to our contribution, for more than 60 abandoned elderly people, marginalised by their families and saved from a premature and undignified deat...
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CANCER FIGHT FOUNDATION

We support children suffering from lymphoblastic leukaemia by financing chemotherapy and the distribution of chemotherapy drugs and supplements to the children hospitalised at the centre. Here we have also created a playroom: a play space where the children, between the toys and the yoga th...
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JYOTHI BHAVAN SCHOOL

The school was built by the Diocese of Warangal and donated to the Sisters of the Indigent, who care for 94 children with mental and physical disabilities. The sisters assist the children with physiotherapy and give lessons, just like at school: in groups, for less severe cases, or individu...
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ASHA KIRAN CENTRE

The residential institution for disabled children founded in 2002 in Jharsuguda district and 7 other districts in the Orissa region. Missione Calcutta has been supporting the centre since 2011 by covering part of the food expenses of the 84 boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 2...
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HÉLÈNE EHRET FREE TAILORING CENTRE

In 2004, we built a sewing centre to ensure an independent and dignified life for women, marginalised and very often relegated to arranged marriages of violence and deprivation. Thanks to this centre, they can work and build an independent life for themselves and their chil...
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MISSIONE CALCUTTA SCHOOL

The idea of setting the school up was born from an encounter with the Salesians of Don Bosco, who were already present in the area with a centre comprising a nursery school and a school for students from Odlabari and neighbouring villages. Thanks to the generous contribution of a donor, between
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OUR COMMITMENTS

LONG-DISTANCE ADOPTIONS

With your help, you can give a better future to thousands of children. It costs 20€ a month to grant them the rights that can set them free.

ACCESS TO CARE

Help us build hospitals and provide medicine. Strive with us to ensure that the right to healthcare and medical treatment is guaranteed without any discrimination.

WATER AND HYGIENE

By building wells, water plants and strengthening sanitation infrastructure in schools, together we bring water to those who have none.

FOOD SECURITY

With your help we can prevent a child from being hungry.

A BOOK WILL SAVE THE WORLD

We build schools and training centres. Thanks to your help we donate books, school materials and opportunities.

PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP

Constant personal relationship and correspondence with donors, contact persons and beneficiaries on the spot.

IN the fieldfor the weakest

Help us to always be ready to intervene in climate, health and food emergencies.

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      300 families in India have achieved food independence thanks to your help.

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