As per its charitable nature, the Congregation offers social and charitable services through its technical training centers, Home for the aged and disabled and health care centers, Women Development Projects, and other Social Welfare Schemes, which spread over mostly in the rural areas of Andhra and Telangana states, and in two districts of Tanzania (East Africa).
Socio – economic activities aim at the development of human person in all the ways which include women empowerment, charitable works, welfare and developmental programs, social action etc. The Congregation of CSA moved by its founder’s charism, shares in the struggles of the underprivileged among whom she lives and renders joyful service for their integral development. In a world of challenge, each one has an urge to do something for personal as well as for the community growth. For, when woman works, she not only alters things and society, she develops herself and the family, she learns much, she cultivates her resources, and she goes out of herself.
Understanding the strength and capability of women, the Congregation opened 13 social service centers in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh enabling the women to save themselves and to provide loans to put up small business for the maintenance of families and education of children. In each of 13 centers, there are more than 100 groups (each group with 12-15 people) in which a Sister is in charge and 2 lay Coordinators to animate the groups in the centre and to motivate them for the proper savings.
Wanting to be of help to the helpless, we have adopted a new special scheme to bring hope and happiness in the lives of the aged, who are abandoned and needy. The scheme started in the year 2001, and it covers 65 villages benefiting approximately 800 aged poor people. The beneficiaries of this scheme are provided with all the needs of life, which enable them to live happily.
Every person is precious in the eyes of God and sisters share the activity of the creator within the limits of their capacities by discovering the resources and values contained in the whole of creation. Congregation opened a Home for the Aged and Day Care Centres in Andhra and Telangana states in which old and abandoned found their home, where a person could enjoy sufficient liberty, experience love and solidarity and build a family atmosphere.
The new faces of poverty or peripheries are seen in the sick, the abandoned, drug addicts, migrants and the marginalized, political and environmental refugees and the indigenous people. The preferential option for the poor leads us to seek out the faces of poverty and to serve them so that they may experience the love of God and live a peaceful life.