Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation, Inc. (VMSDFI)

Change is possible

The scale of the problem is staggering, and it’s hard not to be discouraged. But the work of the federation is showing that change is possible, that there are solutions to these problems, and that poor communities can be the city’s best partner in developing and testing solutions which work not just for themselves, but for the whole city. One of the most powerful aspects of the Philippines Homeless People’s Federation is that it provides a means to showcase good ideas and spread them around.

The Philippines Homeless People’s Federation brings together poor community organizations in cities across the Philippines, all engaged with finding solutions to problems they face with secure land, housing, income, infrastructure, health, welfare and access to affordable credit. Some groups are new, others are being revived, some are church-related, others are mini-federations in their own right. The common thread in all these groups is managing their own savings and credit programs and using savings as the central means of improving their livelihoods, strengthening their communities and securing land and houses.

Contact : Father Norberto Carcellar, CM

221 Tandang Sora Avenue, P.O Box 1179, NIA Road, Quezon City, PHILIPPINES

Tel (632) 455-9480 / 937-3703

Fax (632) 454-2834


5 Responses to Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation, Inc. (VMSDFI)

  1. jbf July 20, 2007 at 9:17 pm #

    Fr. Carcellar, CM is a member of the Vincentian Family Think Tank on Systemic change. For background on how this project developed visit the Slum Dwellers International website.

  2. gloria lancioni June 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm #

    what can i do here in the us to help the philippino people

  3. Anthony September 28, 2009 at 1:43 am #

    Does this NGO serve predominantly to help empower the community, as opposed to perpetual charity?

  4. vmsdfi October 30, 2009 at 4:28 am #

    Dear Gloria,
    Dear Gloria and friends,
    Your can be our partner-donor or donor finder for our programs of vulnerable sectors (children with disabilities, older people, working children scavengers) in the country:
    In the Philippines we have the vincentian social ministry and Vincentian Missionaries Social Development Foundation, inc. under the CM Philippine Province. The office is in the 18 St. Martin Stree, Rosalia village II, Tandang Sora, QC. Our email is


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