“Light for the Differently Challenged” in IndiaThe Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel received a $10,000 grant from the Path to Peace Foundation for their new school called “Light for the Differently Challenged” located in Khumthung Village, Mizoram of North East India.
O.M.O. School in El SalvadorA grant of $5,000 was given to the religious congregation of the Oblates of Mater Orphanorum for repairs to their convent school property in El Salvador.
Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem FoundationA grant of $10,000 has been sent to Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation to support the Catholic hospital, located just eight hundred meters from the birthplace a Christ, which is dedicated to the care of women and infants.
Canossian Sisters' "Instituto Professional de Canossa"The Canossian Sisters in East Timor made an appeal for support of their Instituto Profissional de Canossa. The Timorese people have been adversely affected for several years. All of the students of the school were displaced and others are still living in refugee camps. The Sisters are asking for funds to assist with teachers’ salaries, improvement to the facilities, library service, language labs, Internet, training and education of teachers, scholarships for the disabled and orphans. The Path to Peace Foundation agreed to support the proposed programs over a three-year period. In her acknowledgment letter of the first installment, Sr. Terezinha do MJ Gusmão Guterres, FdCC, Director of the Institute, writes: “I am very much relieved and all the more confident that I will be able to bring forward the vision and mission of IPDC, for the better future of my Timorese brothers and sisters.”
"Pastoral Familiar" Project in Pereira, ColombiaThe Path to Peace Foundation made a contribution to Pastoral Familiar in the Diocese of Pereira, Colombia, to assist with three projects: the implementation of a program of evangelization as requested by their bishops; the establishment of two Catholic Family Centers; and the continuing formation of social workers of Pastoral Familiar. Father José Manuel Acosta of the Diocese wrote: “Allow me to acknowledge receipt of your support for this year’s projects of Pastoral Familiar…May God reward you for your generosity. We have begun our work with families with full vigor in very poor places of the Diocese of Pereira.”
Daughters of Charity "Centre de Nutrition et de Santé Rosalie Rendu" in HaitiIn 2008 a request for a grant from the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Haiti was made through Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti, and former Counsellor here at the Holy See Mission. The Daughters run the Centre de Nutrition et de Santé Rosalie Rendu in Cité Soleil. The Center is part of a complex of institutions (clinic, school, crafts) that the Daughters of Charity operate in this poor city. A grant of $10,000 was given which would benefit twenty underprivileged mothers and their families. They learn basic skills in small-scale income-generating activity in which they would be engaged. In a year’s time, they reimburse the money received to start their activity, and the fund is then replenished to be given to new mothers.
Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem FoundationA donation by the Path to Peace Foundation was made in 2007 to the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem Foundation. The Bethlehem region has neither a social welfare system nor available health insurance and many women and children live in the most desperate conditions. Holy Family Hospital is the only maternity facility in the West Bank that opens its doors to everyone, regardless of national origin, religion, or ability to pay.
Minor Seminary in Hengshui, ChinaA donation in the amount of $20,000 was sent in 2007 to Bishop Peter Xinmao Feng, Bishop of Hengshui, China, to help with the professors’ salaries who teach in the minor seminary of Hengshui.