SPICMA reaches out to the poorest and most marginalized in the developing world; it is open to the needs of small communities and individuals who neither fulfill the criteria nor have any way of approaching the larger agencies. We support both appropriate relief aid and developmental projects. We support and work through the various Missionary Congregations and Diocesan Clergy as we can then be certain that the relief gets to the people it is intended for.
SPICMA is open to assisting in projects which build up the capacity of the Local Church as it realises the importance of having an effective partner on the ground.
SPICMA requests the minimum of application details from those seeking to enter into partnership with it. It also only requires a feedback which is deemed to be appropriate to the partners on the ground.
We keep our own administration costs to the minimum, and SPICMA is run by volunteers.
SPICMA funds its projects through donations and legacies made by individuals and groups.
SPICMA provides its help to people regardless of their religious beliefs or ethnicity.

July 12, 2018. Thank you to SPICMA and all its benefactors…

…from St. Joseph Children’s Home, Motakondur, Nalgonda District, in southern India, where thanks to an £8,000 grant from SPICMA, they were able to build kitchen, store room and dining facilities to replace a temporary structure that was destroyed by heavy wind and rains. The completion report and photos can be viewed here (opens in a new window).


May 23, 2018

Many people are requesting food aid.

Many people are requesting food aid.

St Joseph’s Catholic Parish covers two government sub-counties of Panyangara and Nakapelimoru with a total population of 67,392 people. These people live mainly in the villages and can barely afford a meal a day.

Late in April and early May, we were blessed with some rains and we were happy that people could get some wild vegetables to eat as hunger was becoming a big issue. Unfortunately the rains were brief and the vegetables failed. This increased the hunger situation and now there is lot of hunger. Many people on a daily basis are requesting food aid. These are few compared to those who are really badly off in the surrounding villages.

We really need a lot of assistance urgently. We therefore ask you please for urgent funds.

Thanks and God’s blessings.

Fr Tatah Johnson MHM

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St Joseph’s School, Mallayapalem, India – clean water and sanitation facilities

April, 25, 2018

...living on wages of £3 a day they cannot possibly afford such a project.

…living on wages of £3 a day they cannot possibly afford such a project.

This school needs help in accessing clean water and sanitation facilities. Like many schools in India, St Joseph’s RC Mission School has no toilet block or access to clean water. The children have no choice but to use the open ground around the school. As they get older, many choose not even to do this, but wait until they are back home. Girls often stop coming to school altogether.

Fr Yeruva, a recently appointed local parish priest, has sought our help. He would like to construct a 20 unit sanitation block which will be connected to a water storage plant, fed by a new borehole. The local people are primarily agricultural labourers and are living on wages of £3 a day. They cannot possibly afford such a project. With your help, we can give them this, improving the health, dignity and comfort of school children in this deprived part of the Andhra Pradesh.

“As I was searching who could help me, I was so fortunate to come across SPICMA. It gave me hope.” Fr Yeruva

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