Through prayer, relationship-building and sharing of resources, the Wheaton Franciscans collaborate with organizations whose mission and priorities are similar to ours. We focus primarily on the following areas: care of creation; health and dental in underserved areas; refugees and immigrants; women and children in vulnerable situations; and other purposes that align with our values. We are currently connected to nearly 100 organizations.
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Friends of Imiliwaha (FOI)
Runs projects in Tanzania, Africa
Friends of Imiliwaha (FOI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) group, located in Lisle Illinois. It was formed in 2010 while the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Lisle boarded two Sisters from the St. Gertrude Convent in Imiliwaha in Tanzania. After these sisters returned to Tanzania with advanced degrees in Education and in the medical field, the sole purpose of FOI became the provision of funds for the educational and health services these sisters provide to the communities in two of the poorest regions of Tanzania.