The Vincentian Solidarity Office led by Greg Semeniuk of the Eastern Province has released its 2016 Report. The report reveals a very productive year. The concise report is also very attractive and informative.

It proudly points to 19 projects in Africa, 6 in Asia, 1 in Eastern Europe and 6 in Latin America. The total disbursement exceeded one million dollars (US). Their own overhead was a low $.09 cents for every dollar.

And in this age of collaboration, they can point to over 25 organizational collaborators and many more individuals.

Congratulations to Fr. Greg Semeniuk and his hard working team!

View the full report VSO-Annual-report-2016

The Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO) is a program of service of the General Curia of the Congregation of the Mission in Rome, Italy. The VSO was established by the Superior General and the General Council of the Congregation of the Mission on June 15, 2002, and opened for service on January 1, 2003.

The goal of the VSO is:

To assist the Congregation of the Mission with obtaining funds for its evangelization and service of the poor.

How does the VSO work?

Provinces, vice-provinces, and missions of the Congregation of the Mission apply for VSO service for a specific project by submitting a completed VSO Project Application Form. Projects that meet the criteria of the VSO approved by the Superior General and the General Council are accepted for VSO service. The responsibilities of the provinces, vice-provinces, and missions submitting projects for service are:

  1. To design, plan and implement the project.
  2. To manage the funds awarded to the project.
  3. To prepare the financial and evaluation reports required by the funding of a project.