The Developing World - a third world charity initiative
The New Citizen Project – Porto Allegro, Brazil
In 2004 we embarked on our first project for many years in the developing world. Early in our formation we supported Senda Juvenile, a young person’s educational programme in Guyacuiel, Ecuador.
During 2004 Fr. Gerry Proctor and Fr. José Marins and his team from Brazil came to the UK and visited Alabaré to host a weekend on Basic Ecclesial Communities. Whilst with us they visited some of the projects of Alabaré Christian Care Centres. On their subsequent travels in South America they came across real poverty in Porto Allegro, and remembering the work they had seen at Alabaré’s aluminium recycling plant at Barford St. Martin, they asked if we could help by providing similar equipment for the people of Porto Allegro as this would enable them to double their income overnight.