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Populorum Progressio Foundation looks for more effective development plans in Latin America

Catholic World News - July 24, 2012

The Populorum Progressio Foundation—an arm of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, devoted to supporting development projects in Latin America—is meeting in Colombia this week, with an eye to revamping its structure and activities.

The Populorum Progressio Foundation, founded in 1992, has funded more than 200 projects in the past year, with a total disbursement of nearly $3 million. Spread throughout Latin America, the projects are self-help efforts, designed to help boost economic and social conditions, especially for racial minority groups.

The foundation—which is currently led by Cardinal Robert Sarah, the president of Cor Unum; and Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara, Mexico—is looking for ways to make its efforts more effective.

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