Rashida, Lebanon

Rashida is a refugee Syrian woman who fled to Lebanon 2 years ago with her family. Her husband managed with difficulty to find a decent job in Beirut. She housewifes, taking care of their [...]

Carmen, Bolivia

Carmen is a 33-years mother of 5 children. For many years she hasn’t heard nothing of their father, he just disappeared. She had a market stall of charcoal but the income was not enough for her [...]

Bridget, Myanmar

“We were very poor. When I finished 9th grade my options were either to work on the farm or work overseas to get higher pay,” said Bridget, third in the family of 7 children living in a rural [...]


The Good Shepherd International Foundation is a nonprofit value-based organization located in Rome (Italy) and founded by Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd (Good Shepherd sisters ), an international Congregation of women religious present in 73 countries, to support the mission in the least developed countries of the world. Originally established in 2007 as a Mission Development Office by the Good Shepherd sisters, it became incorporated as a Foundation in 2008.

The Good Shepherd sisters were founded in 1835 by St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier in France. Today the Congregation has 3,000 members in 600 communities through the world. The Congregation is recognized by the UN as a NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC because of its important work on behalf of girls, women and children, especially those who live in poverty and are the victims of violence, abuse and discrimination.

The Good Shepherd International Foundation works to implement a development and human rights based approach to support the Good Shepherd programs in low and middle-income countries and to remove the causes that generate poverty and injustice, promoting an inclusive and sustainable development for the most marginalized and vulnerable.



The Good Shepherd International Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to support the programs of the Good Shepherd sisters for vulnerable children, girls and women, promoting the rights of people living in poverty, affected by human trafficking, migration, gender based violence and other violation of human rights

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We developed a Theory of Change to bring lasting and positive change in the lives of the people who suffer from poverty, violence, gender-based discrimination and other violations of human dignity and human rights.

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