Cesvi operates worldwide to support the most vulnerable populations in promoting human rights and achieving their ambitions, for sustainable development. It also believes that the recognition of human rights contributes to the wellbeing of everyone on the planet, a shared home to be safeguarded. From 1985 to the present time, Cesvi has helped millions of people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, working with hundreds of local associations and dealing with epochal challenges such as the Balkan conflicts, famine in North Korea, the AIDS pandemic in Africa, the Tsunami tragedy, the earthquakes in Haiti and Nepal and many other crises and situations of poverty.

A solid commitment, always in the front line, which now concerns Italy too, where Cesvi supports the poorer bracket of the population as well as the unaccompanied foreign minors who make landfall on the country shores.



Dutch cooperation, DFID – UK Department for International Development

European Union: DEVCO – International Cooperation and Development, ECHO – Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection.

IADSA – Italian-Albanian Development Cooperation Programme, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Italian Ministry of Foreign Affair, Italian Presidency of the Council of Ministers, OFDA – Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID – US Agency for International Development, Waldensian Evangelical Church.


AGIRE – Italian Agency for Emergency Response, CHF – Common Humanitarian Fund, FAO, Global Fund, HIF – Humanitarian Innovation Fund, PACF – Positive Action for Children Fund, UNDP, UNFPA – United Nations Population Fund, UNHCR – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNICEF, UN Habitat – United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UNOPS – United Nations Office for Project Services, UNRWA – United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UNWOMEN – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, WFP – World Food programme, PAM – Programma Alimentare Mondiale, World Bank.



  • Response to humanitarian emergencies
  • The fight against hunger in the world
  • Child protection
  • Maternal and child health
  • Environment and sustainable development
  • Awareness campaign


  • PERU: Sustainable growth policies are supported and implemented in the country, with special care to environmental protection, both in terms of conservation and in relation to the development of the agricultural chains of Amazonian nut and quinoa, which became certified and biological products in April 2018. The aim is to support local cooperatives of farmers and communities to improve their income and life conditions. The intervention is concentrated in Amazonia, in the regions of Madre de Dios, Ayacucho and Apurímac.

The activities in Lima focus on the issue of violence and sexual exploitation, by coordinating with state apparatus and structures, with particular attention to the conditions of women and children: the House of Smiles is a “mobile structure” that offers support and assistance to child girls, girls and adolescent girls in need of a highly professional and articulated support. An internationalization process in favour of local partner Tejiendo Sonrisas – which represents the future of Cesvi in the country – is in progress


PERU: combat deforestation, forest protection and conservation, agroforestry system