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Populorum Progressio Foundation backs community self-help projects in Latin America

Catholic World News - June 17, 2013

The administrative council of the Populorum Progressio Foundation, the papal charity that funds self-help projects for the poor in Latin America, will hold a meeting in Arequipa, Peru this week to discuss plans to help indigenous and rural communities and ease the dramatic inequalities in the societies of the region.

The Populorum Progressio Foundation works under the auspices of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and its president, Cardinal Robert Sarah. The administrative council is led by Archbishop Edmundo Luis Abastoflor Montero of La Paz, Bolivia. This year the Foundation sponsored 222 projects, spread across 18 countries. The projects chosen included efforts in agriculture, micro-industry, community infrastructure, education, health, and construction; special emphasis was placed on programs that emphasized community involvement.

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