Good Shepherd International Foundation

Good Shepherd International Foundation

Our Shared Mission

The Good Shepherd International Foundation (GSIF) is a non-profit organization located in Rome, Italy, created by the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in 2008 to support the development of its ministries and programs in the most impoverished areas of the world.

GSIF’s mission is to enable the Congregation’s programs and partners, to promote a global culture of justice, facilitating capacity development, communication, international fundraising, technical assistance in program management, and global networking among mission partners.

For the past 15 years, GSIF has supported the Congregation’s programs in more than 30 countries of Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, serving girls, women, and children through a partnership model based on the Congregation’s shared mission and values.

Promoting together a global culture of justice ​

GSIF’s mission is to primarily address the needs of “those impoverished by social injustice who are the most adversely affected by the current ecological, economic and political crises”, particularly girls, women, and children.

In response to these crises, girls and women should play a leading role in promoting an integral model of development, founded on justice and solidarity. GSIF has been entrusted by the Congregation to participate with them in this mission of compassion, love, and zeal.

The activities that GSIF carries out include:

  • Fundraising through the network of partners, from internal, institutional, and public donors, private foundations, and individual donors, to support the missions of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity of the Good Shepherd in the developing countries;
  • Training and support to local partners to manage the entire management cycle of development projects;
  • Promotion and exchange of good practices to continuously improve the services offered by partners to local communities, offering ongoing training, mentoring, and other forms of life-long learning;
  • Networking and advocacy in collaboration with the Good Shepherd International Justice and Peace Office and with other organizations engaged in activities that promote the rights of girls, women, and children;
  • Studies and research on the social, economic, and cultural situation of girls, women, and children living in the most unstable and fragile countries.

Thematic Focus

GSIF supports programs and designs activities, with special attention given to:

  • Girls’ and women’s well-being and leadership development

  • Economic justice and livelihoods

  • Safeguarding and protection of people in vulnerable conditions

  • Food security and care for the environment

  • Safe migrations and anti-human trafficking

We envision a world where girls, women, and children, especially those deprived of their rights and dignity, can live their lives in full relationship with all.

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our global presence

Africa and Middle East

Kenya, Congo, South Sudan, Uganda

Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion

Senegal, Burkina Faso 


Belgium, France, Hungary, Netherlands

Italy, Malta, Portugal, Spain

Latin America

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Honduras

Brazil, Paraguay