Charitable organizations inspired by Medjugorje
This Foundation’s aim is to raise funds to finance projects in favour of children and young people in developing and non-developing countries with pressing needs for their children. It is especially involved in the care of orphans and/or abandoned children; it also provides them with a home, nutrition and spiritual assistance, as well as schooling and professional formation, thus permitting them to earn a living in sectors relative to the needs and resources of their own country. Medjugorje for Children has financed numerous projects in India, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Poland, Madagascar, Mozambique, Chad, Guatemala, Kosovo, Ukraine, Russia, Iraq and Cambodia. "Germogli" ("Shoots"), published every four months, describes its work and projects. It also gives ample space to all children and young people in general who wish their thoughts, comments, experiences and articles related to their own world to be divulged.
Mary's Meals is a campaign set up by Scottish International Relief aimed at providing the world's 300 million chronically hungry children with an escape from poverty.
Medjugorje International Relief is a charity based in the UK, started in 1993 in response to the needs of refugees in Bosnia; it has sent millions of pounds worth of aid to 28 countries over the past 14 years. The site contains information on the origins of the charity and the convoys to Bosnia, a large range of downloadable bi-annual reports, how to get involved area. Special schools section with details of the shoebox appeal and backpack appeal and downloadable appeal letter showing how to get involved. Sections on different projects from around the world e.g. Slave redemption in the Sudan, Street Children in Mongolia, Shoeboxes to Zimbabwe and Liberia, Food to Refugees, donations of Blankets, clothes and medical supplies. Section on recycling and fundraising activites. A good links page to many Catholic/Christian sites including Media, Missionaries, Pro-life Charities, Medjugorje sites including the shrine website. Photo galleries and testimonies from our suffering brothers and sisters and how your help will make a difference. Features section includes information on the Icon of Our Lady, Queen of Peace and its movements and also a new venture to set-up an internet radio station to broadcast the prayer of the Rosary, JPII Rosary Radio.
“The Mother's Village” is an institution for both preschool education and the upbringing and social care for children and youth. It belongs to the Community of the Herzegovinian Franciscans of the Province of the “Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary” in Mostar, BiH. It was founded in 1993, during the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The building and operating was started by Father Slavko Barbarić and the project was aided by the Franciscan School Sisters of “The Holy Family” from the Herzegovinian Province. The Mother’s Village evolved out of the need for protection and care for the children who were wounded by the loss of their homes and parental care during and after the war. It started working officially on September 8, 1996.
The Mother’s Village was built and maintained by pilgrims and donors from all over the world.