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    AVSI works In 39 countries focusing on education, health and sanitation, agriculture, urban upgrading and emergency relief
    MISSION To support human development and promote human dignity in developing countries according to Catholic social teaching
    AVSI CANADA Association of Volunteers in International Service: Incorporated in Canada as a non-profit since 2004 and a member of the AVSI network


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Fighting Malnutrition with the Miracle Tree Thursday, 30 January 2014 The Olifeira Moringa is a tropical plant, rich in nutrients. Its leaves contain, per gram, seven times more vitamin C than oranges, four times the calcium in milk, four times the vitamin A of carrots, three times the potassium in bananas , three times the iron of spinach and more protein eggs. Every part of [...]
Haiti: 4 years after the earthquake: 170,000 homeless people. Cholera is spreading but there is hope Tuesday, 28 January 2014   “It is necessary that the international community and donors do not leave Haiti” – this is the appeal of Fiammetta Cappellini, responsible for AVSI projects in the island – “Now it’s time for another step: from the physical reconstruction of houses and infrastructures to the “reconstruction of the human person” so that the affected [...]
Site Renderings – Educational Center, Haiti Tuesday, 14 May 2013 The renovations to the Education Center in Martissant Port-au-Prince, are underway. Here are the site renderings of the renovated space and land.

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Watch AVSI’s video: The Last Mile: At the Heart of Development, featuring projects in Brazil, South Sudan, Uganda, and other countries.  

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AVSI, in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP), has been working to improve child nutrition, especially for young children, and babies.  While simultaneously promoting breastfeeding,  AVSI has developed a locally produced, infant fortified complementary food for children ages 6 months – 2 years.  AVSI is working with the University of Notre Dame Haiti to [...]


The crisis in Syria continues.  To escape the violence and insecurity, Syrians are flooding across the borders creating a refugee crisis in neighboring countries. According to the UN High Commission for Refugees,  The number of registered Syrian refugees, as of this January,  are 157,139 in Lebanon, 167,444  in Jordan,  156,801  in Turkey and 77,415  in [...]