The genesis of the association

 

Immaculata is a humanitarian association independent of any religious, political, or state.

In the beginning...

With faithful friends, curious to know what becomes of the donations on the spot and eager to carry out concrete actions, and especially to see the results…. we have created the “Immaculata association”. in June 2005

With ten years of experience in a French NGO (Asha association) and helped by the judicious advice of my friend Caroline L. (working in a large association of child sponsorship in France), I have been able to give good administrative and management bases to our association. we have built solid administrative foundations.

Why Immaculata?

It's a simple story, linked to a fascinating woman that deeply marked my childhood and which reappeared me 20 years later: Sr Immaculata. 
The choice of the name "Immaculata" was therefore made in memory of Sister Immaculata who was the originator of international sponsorships within her Carmelite congregation of St Teresa in southern India. Sister Immaculata died on July 27, 2000.

Our members ...

We are fortunate to benefit from the long experience of our members, who often come from other associations which, by their experiences in humanitarian aid, we enrich their knowledge.
Together, combining our "know-how" and our desire to reduce poverty, we are open to any serious aid project concerning underprivileged children.

Today we are one hundred members, all volunteers.

Shares of Immaculata

Our humanitarian action:
Some examples: purchase of mattresses and beds for children, purchase of a device to recycle water, purchase of water cistern, reconstruction of the roof of the Valparai orphanage, solar sanitary heating installation ...

Sponsorship of children:
We have favored early individual sponsorships but we soon realized that the sponsoring group of children and a lot more beneficial to children.
With the global economic crisis, between 2008 and 2010 the Carmelites lost 25% of their financial capacity to welcome children in orphanages, because their main donors are Indians belonging to the middle and lower classes strongly affected by the crisis. YET THE CHILDREN from the streets who come to "knock on their door" are more and more numerous.

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