India’s Eastern churches — Catholic and Orthodox — are among the most dynamic institutions in this fast-growing country. For decades, thanks to support from people like you, CNEWA has helped India’s priests, sisters and lay leaders shelter, feed, clothe and teach children; prepared priests and educated sisters; and built and furnished hospitals and clinics.

Last year, among many projects, CNEWA helped construct a boarding school for Dalit children — the so-called “untouchables” — and purchased equipment for the Assisi School for the Blind. Your generosity helped provide care and support for leprosy patients and constructed homes for the poor.

Through CNEWA’s sponsorship programs, you enabled 3,318 seminarians and 875 novices to pursue their calling to serve God. Sponsors helped support 373 child care institutions in India — the largest number in CNEWA’s world.