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The Annual Report is edited by Giampaolo silvestri, maria Teresa Gatti, marco sangiorgio, maria Ricci, Dania Tondini, andrea Nebuloni, anna De Nicolo, Paola Pellegrini, Franco argelli, Paola Ferrari, marco andreolli, anna Zamboni, Regina Valdameri, elisabetta Ponzone in collaboration with all the staff from the departments of aVsi. Photo courtesy of Roberto masi, Pablo Castellani, Kikka antunes, massimo Cuttica, Pio De Rose, ilaria Di Biagio, emiliano larizza, Fabrizio lava, Brett morton, luca Rossetti, Fabrizio arigossi, staff aVsi On the cover: lebanon, Roberto masi Translated by antonio Pinna Grahic Design accent on Design, milan

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InTrOduCTIOn, the last mile IdenTITy And VAlueS, who we are and our method leArnInG OrGAnIzATIOn, the Knowledge Center PreSenCe And InVOlVeMenT, where we are, what we do FOCuS, testimonies and experiences STAkeHOlderS, interest-bearers neTwOrk And COSTITuenCy, members and partners OrGAnIzATIOn STruCTure, how we are set up AreAS OF InTerVenTIOn, our areas CSr And FundrAISInG, AVSI Points and private donors FundrAISInG And eFFICIenCy, how we use the funds eCOnOMIC dATA, balance sheet and financial statement eCOnOMIC dATA, consolidated financial statement


“Welcome all humanity with affection and tenderness, especially the poor, the weak and the smallest: the hungry, the thirsty, the stranger, the naked, the sick and those in prison� Pope Francis, March 2013


introduction

The last mile by Alberto Piatti, Secretary General of AVSI Foundation

The challenge of development is about allowing the person to latch on to services that match the real needs of the new peoples. This is what AVSI calls “the last mile�, an essential bridge on the gap between the person and the infrastructure.

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T

he international community—following a path marked by the series of international conferences1 in the past years, has committed to create a “better world”: That commitment has been translated synthetically and symbolically into the eight Millennium Goals to be achieved by 2015: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; achieve universal primary education; promote gender equality and empower women; reduce child mortality; improve maternal health; combat HIV / AIDS, malaria and other diseases; guarantee environmental sustainability; and develop a global partnership for development. However, it has become clear that these goals will not be met by the deadline, due to both immediate economic reasons – the recent financial and food crises—as well as to the larger structural problem in the current conception of aid. Even if these goals had been met, experience tells us that social infrastructure in itself is not enough: a further link is needed between the individual and the infrastructure (an access point, a gateway, a hub). As this link inevitably depends upon personal initiative, it proves to be the point of weakness for those people who are most vulnerable and those living in informal areas, cut off from the system. The task of creating relationships with the most fragile people has historically been taken up by the community to which they belong. Still, to make this social infrastructure solid it is necessary that the relationship becomes systematic: the community organizes its own utilities and services, intermediate bodies and civil society organizations (CSOs). These allow each person, even the most fragile, to “latch on” to a community and thus to the social infrastructure. In other words, the “last mile” in the road of social infrastructure is built and maintained by civil society organizations. This inclusive relationship brings an added richness to society and to the community: that of the persons who would otherwise be excluded. Generally perceived as a “social cost” or “burden”, the fragile classes of society—developing populations and minorities—become instead a true resource for the future, especially for our world in the midst of a crisis and in search of new paradigms to move forward again. In order for this to happen, there must be an inclusive growth which strengthens intermediate bodies and does not discount their fundamental role of being the last mile to reach each person.

Four critical points direct the way on this path: 1. CSOs must continue to be an expression of a constituency, a community. Today they are often seen as social mechanisms, but this would only add more pieces to the infrastructure, separating it all the more from the person. A CSO truly serves the role of a hub only if it belongs to the community, sharing its values and serving as an expression of the community. Depersonalizing the organizations would mean reducing it to a part in a mechanism. 2. CSOs must remain in their role as a link between the person and society. If they step away from this task, instead identifying themselves with the roles of ‘policy-maker’ or ‘watchdog’ (patrolling social infrastructure), they distance themselves from the community and from the person. They become something else. Even if this kind of conceptual contribution from CSOs were able to improve the social infrastructure, the price of detaching themselves from the community and from the role of being the link between the person and society will be the self-collapse of the CSO. 3. CSOs must become more and more qualified in the provision of real services to the person and continually improve their management capacity. 4. The policies and programs that make up the social infrastructure must acknowledge that, in order to accomplish their fundamental mission, they cannot neglect the “last mile”, which, however, cannot be fulfilled by the infrastructure itself. If this recognition is lacking, the last mile remains untraveled.

Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the inborn and innate dignity of every human being, which can be at most veiled by poverty, disease, or hunger.

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ithout the rediscovery of this innate dignity that makes each person a unique protagonist in front of the mystery of life, real social development cannot begin. For this, we do not need a kind of Statalist system at the international level, claiming to resolve all of our problems. We must, instead, promote the different forms of free association, locally-motivated problem solving, and organizations that provide services for the person and for the common good. These organizations should be valued because they are an expression of the mystery of human existence. 1

Rio de Janeiro on Environment and Development, 1992, and twenty years later the Conference of Rio+20 on Sustainable Development; then Cairo on Population and Development, 1994; Bejing on Women, 1995; Copenhagen on Social Development, 1995; Istanbul on Human Settlements (Habitat II), 1996.


identity and values

AVSI Foundation is a non-governmental organization, ONLUS. Created in 1972, it is involved in more than 100 cooperation projects in 37 developing countries worldwide in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. AVSI’s main activity areas are socio-education, urban development, healthcare, work, agriculture, food security and water, energy and environment, humanitarian emergency and migration, reaching more than 4,000,000 direct beneficiaries. Its mission is to promote the dignity of the person through development cooperation activities, according to the social teaching of the Catholic Church. AVSI staff is 1,401 people (103 expatriated staff, 1,318 local staff, 57 in the Italian headquarters, a number of volunteers and consultants). A network of 885 volunteers in Italy is involved in fundraising activities and can meet as many as 400,000 people yearly. In 2012, AVSI received contributions for a total amount of about 27,932,951 euros, both from institutional and private donors. Among its major institutional donors are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union, USAID, FAO, UNICEF, the World Bank. AVSI works with 700 partners worldwide (governmental, educational, healthcare agencies, non-governmental organizations and faith-based organizations); with private and public donors, such as municipalities, local institutions, the Italian Government, the European Union, bilateral cooperation, international agencies, development banks. Among these, more than 60 organizations

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make up an informal “AVSI network”, which operates under the supervision of the Knowledge Center on the implementation of projects and discussion on development issues, with the goal of sharing methods and experiences. The network includes AVSI’s founding members and participating members, as well as partners. A network bound by operative friendship. AVSI has been recognized since 1973 by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a non-governmental organization for international cooperation (NGOs); is registered as a PVO with the Agency for International Development of the United States (USAID) and holds General Consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in New York and UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), is an accredited participant in the UN Global Compact and is recognized on the NGO Special List of the International Labor Organization (ILO); it is officially listed as a not-for-profit entity eligible for pre-tax donations as per the Italian law “5 per 1000”. It is affiliated to CDO Social Works, which includes as many as 1,400 not-for-profit entities all over Italy, provides AVSI with a great possibility to learn and share know-how for projects and partners in the countries where it operates. AVSI has begun a reflection on experience to treasure the lessons learned, thus creating the Knowledge Center and collaborating with the Foundation of Subsidiarity with the purpose of studying anthropological issues and developing comprehension of social and economic events – all of which is based on a shared vision: centrality of the person and the value of the common good. AVSI is licensed for international adoptions following the official authorization by the Italian Government.


our guiding values

the 5 points of AVSI’s method STArTInG FrOM THe POSITIVe every person and CenTrAlITy OF THe PerSOn The person is seen as a unique being in his or her fundamental relationships, family and society. The person cannot be reduced to a social category or a limitation such as poverty, disease or disability.

dOInG wITH starting from a relationship with the people to whom the project is directed and building with them on the basis of their development path.

every community represents a potential resource, regardless of their vulnerability. This means valuing and strengthening all that has been made by people and also helping people to understand their own value and dignity.

deVelOPMenT OF CIVIl SOCIeTy And SuBSIdIArITy Development projects must favor associations, ackowledgment and must value the establishment of intermediate bodies along with responsible and engaged social fabric.

PArTnerSHIP Promotion of partnerships with all the actors in the field in order to favor synergies and optimize available resources.


learning organization

The Knowledge Center The challenge that AVSI Foundation wants to take up in the next years is to be able to draw knowledge from development aid, through a process of critical and systematic reflection led by the Foundation of Subsidiarity. The objective is to transform activities into experience, that is to learn methods, tools, lessons, judgments from “doing�.

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hiGhliGhTs eduCATIOn Basic schools managed by civil society organizations that offer a quality public service, through the distance support and the cooperation with local authorities, allow children and adolescents of poor status to be included in the system and involve the families. Cardinal Otunga Secondary School in nairobi, Kenya, has had the third-best performance in its district. as far as child education, the PelCa program in Quito, ecuador, allows the development of children who would be otherwise left at home while their mothers are at work.

wOrk The rozafa project in Albania is a women’s social enterprise which has succeeded in exporting handicrafts.

wATer The Aquaplus project, in haiti, in cooperation with rotary, resulted in the implementation of a water system to the benefit of hundreds of families; it also introduced the concept of a public services at popular fees which are necessary to autonomously manage the water system.

FOOd And AGrICulTure

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t all came from a simple realization: the enormous effort put into implementing the numerous project activities risks being shut in on itself, even with a successful result, but its effects can be maximized thus creating a capital of knowledge which makes the following interventions efficient and effective. Therefore, AVSI has developed a department of studies and research, called knowledge Center, whose task is to share the experiences and offer them as food for thought and reflection to experts, scholars and researchers. Qualitative and quantitative research, reflection on lessons learned, systematization of tools and their availability in different contexts. Analyzing efficient and effective practices, judging what works and what needs fixing is part of the challenge of AVSI’s change.

The rice Bank in Myanmar helped create a production chain with rice farmers, which allows them to generate income and improve their own life conditions. The Score program in uganda has highlighted how a project based on technical support to local organizations and authorities – with no funds other than those for skill training and development– can ignite dynamic growth.

THe rOle OF CSOs AVSI underlines the importance of covering the last mile, which is the connection between the person, especially a vulnerable one, and the “formal system”. Therefore, the CSO’s (civil society organizations) are private enterprises that deliver a person-focused public service which integrates the talents of each individual into the human community.


presence and involvement CANADA

Countries where aVsi is implementing projects

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Countries where aVsi is promoting activities

MEXICO HAITI HONDURAS

In 2012, AVSI Foundations completed 100 projects in 37 countries in africa, latin america, the Caribbean, middle east, eastern europe and asia, in addition to the Distance support Program which included

30,603 children and adolescents in 33 countries worldwide in the same year.

consolidated financial statements 2012

44.133.388 euros total resources 2012

27,932,951 euros 10

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39%

10,990,730 euros public

VENEZUELA

BRAZIL

COLOMBIA ECUADOR

PERU

PARAGUAY CHILE

ARGENTINA

61 %

16,942,221 euros private

type of projects aFRiCa laTiN ameRiCa aND CaRiBBeaN asia miDDle easT easTeRN eUROPe TOTAL


RUSSIA LITHUANIA POLAND

GERMANY SWITZERLAND

SPAIN

AUSTRIA RUMANIA

ITALY

KAZAKHSTAN

KOSOVO

SAN MARINO

ALBANIA

PORTUGAL LEBANON PALESTINIAN TERRITORY JORDAN MYANMAR

THAILAND NIGERIA SIERRA LEONE

ETHIOPIA

PHILIPPINES

SOUTH SUDAN

IVORY COAST

UGANDA KENYA

RWANDA

BURUNDI

CONGO BRAZAVILLE

TANZANIA

D.R. of CONGO ANGOLA

MOZAMBIQUE

agriculture, food security, water

social educational

human rights

emergency

work

healthcare

urban development

energy and environment

migrations

dSP TOTAL

9

25

/

7

2

5

1

1

0

15.823

50

6

7

3

1

2

0

1

2

0

9.017

22

2

4

/

0

0

0

0

0

0

1.303

6

1

6

/

0

0

0

0

1

2

2.120

12

0

7

/

0

1

1

0

0

1

2.340

10

18

49

3

10

5

6

2

4

3

30.603

100


focus Besides all the project planning and management, aVsi Foundation participates in the international debate on development cooperation by sharing its experiences and ideas as food for thought and starting points for further conferences and meetings worldwide with scholars, decision-makers, leaders, experts. The Knowledge Center is in charge of drafting documents and papers. IADB PRESENTS ARVORE DA VIDA Arvore da Vida, the community development and juvenile vocational training program created by FIAT Brazil and AVSI, was presented at CSrAmericas in May 2012, the international event organized by the Multilateral Investment Fund (FOMIn) of the InterAmerican development Bank (IAdB). CsRamericas is the biggest conference dedicated to the topic of Corporate social Responsibility in latin america and the Caribbean, annually bringing together over 1,000 representatives from leading companies, government institutions and civil society.

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AVSI AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON INTERNATIONAL ADOPTIONS On june 18- 19, 2012 AVSI participated in the General Assembly of the licensed agencies for international adoptions convened by the Commission for International Adoptions (CAI) with H.e. Minister riccardi. “In the crisis we are experiencing – which is revealing a deeper human crisis – international adoption provides opportunity for the person and affective, social networks to be rebuilt”.

SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS CONFERENCE

AVSI AT UN ASSEMBLY ON THE 40th ANNIVERSARY

On March 22, 2012, AVSI was a guest at HeC Paris, one of the most important business schools in the world, where it attended the “Sustainable Business Conference 2012” along with other 600 businesses, universities, politicians, NGOs and students all gathered to discuss the topic of the city as the core of the economy of tomorrow and present concrete solutions to build the sustainable city. A further topic of discussion was the rapid urbanization in some developing countries and inaccessibility to quality education for the poorest parts of the populations.

On September 27, the day of its 40th anniversary, AVSI Foundation participated in a ministerial session during the united nations General Assembly in new york. The event focused on the topic “Civil Society and education on Human rights as a tool for promoting religious tolerance”. The session was co-chaired by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Italy, H.e. Mr. Giulio Terzi, aVsi was represented by deogracious Adrawa droma, a Ugandan teacher with the Permanent Center for education (PCe), who witnessed to his experience as a teacher trainer in the dadaab refugee camps in kenya, where AVSI is operating teacher training programs (see section: areas of intervention – Human Rights).


AT THE INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE at the XIX International AIdS Conference in Washington DC, on July 22-27, 2012 aVsi organized a side-event in collaboration with Caritas international and World Youth alliance: the title of the event was “Born Free from HIV: PMTCT lessons learned from uganda” with the aim of presenting the results of the Prevention of hiV mother-to-Child Transmission program (PmTCT) in North Uganda: in 10 years, 200,000 mothers accessed health services; 5,000 children to HIV-positive mothers were born healthy; HIV test acceptance percentage among women: 94%; involvement of partners: 73%.

RIO +20 On june 19, 2012 AVSI and its partner Cesal participated in the international conference on sustainable development, Rio+20, with a side event called “The human being: the core of a sustainable city”, where aVsi shared its experience in urban development projects (see section “areas of intervention: urban development”).

REPATRIATION OF ROMA: A MODEL TO FOLLOW FOR THE EU at the second Annual Convention of the european Platform against Poverty and Social exclusion, in Brussels, on December 5-7 2012, at the presence of presidents Barroso, schulz and Van Rompuy, aVsi presented the project of voluntary repatriation of Roma families from the Triboniano camp as a model to follow for the eu; the project was managed with the support of its partner Fundatia dezvoltarea Popoarelor, the Casa della Carità foundation and the City of Milan.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN PRISON: A CONGRESS IN BRAZIL The VII national Congress of APACs – Associations for Protection and Assistance of Prisoners – took place in the city of Itauna, 60 km north of Belo Horizonte, Brazil in collaboration with the Fraternidade Brasileira de Assistencia aos Condenados (FBAC), the State Secretariat of Social defence (Secretaria de estado da defesa Social – SedS), the Prison Fellowship International (PFI), the Brazilian organization Instituto Minas Pela Paz, the Minas Gerais department of justice. APAC is a not-for-profit civil society organization whose aim is human valorization as an alternative to prison. The “Alem dos muro . Beyond the walls” project was started by AVSI in 2010 in partnership with the APACs and the Instituto Minas Pela Paz and its objective is to improve management skills of these associations that mainly operate thanks to volunteers and vocational training (see section “areas of intervention: human rights”).

GLOBAL COMPACT In May 2012, AVSI was recognized by the un Global Compact, a network of un agencies, associations and civil society organizations committed to the promotion of corporate social responsibility through 10 principles in the areas of human rights, work, environment.


focus EU Affairs in 2012 aVsi started a steady relationship with the european institutions in Brussels in collaboration with communication consultancy firm Kreab Gavin andreson. Within the Pluriannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 aVsi met a number of members of the european Parliament, also during missions and contacts with other european NGOs from the network (Cesal, sotas, aVsi Polska, Fundatia).

Thanks to the work conducted by the knowledge Center, contributions were made on various topics (external action tools, social responsibility of the enterprise) and responses to public consultations were provided (social protection, blending platform, nutrition). in particular, aVsi network submitted a total of 19 responses (1 came from aVsi italy, 4 from other european NGOs, 6 from aVsi offices worldwide, 9 from local partner organizations). Following the interest raised by some of the documents submitted, aVsi was invited to a closed exchange of views on the “agenda for Change” organized by a member of the european Parliament

Development Committee (the “agenda for Change” is a programmatic document drafted by the european Commission on the future of external action). aVsi was also invited to a panel of experts on the fight against malnutrition. Furthermore, it participates in the teamwork of VOiCe (Voluntary Organizations in Cooperation in emergencies) on eChO partnership framework: eChO (the european Commission Development agency) published some videos on its website about aVsi projects on the 20th anniversary of its founding. In december AVSI took part in the “Charity Sales” at the european Parliament, where it met representatives from the european institutions in an unusual way by selling handicrafts that were made within projects in Uganda, haiti, Brazil and albania. This drew attention from the media, as well: it was also reported on Rai3 TV channel around Christmas time. In addition to the work in Brussels and the natural, steady collaboration with the knowledge Center, AVSI Project department in Italy has enhanced its efforts to improve its approach to development; papers have been prepared and meetings and visits of european officials have been arranged in order to develop a closer relationship with eU delegations also in the countries of interventions, given the growing strategic and decisional importance of such delegations. Among AVSI’s most appreciated aspects were concrete presence on the field, direct experience, the method of proposing ideas based on facts; other points that raised a great deal of interest were the

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Knowledge Center - which is something uncommon in the NGOs, its network, its low management costs and its strong local roots shown by the numbers of private donors and the Tents Campaign. Comprehension of how the institutions work, ability in document drafting and review, arrangement and follow up of meetings were all significantly improved. something that has emerged on various occasions is the importance of showing and telling, of focusing on emblematic cases, of expressing our identity through what we do and of how this can contribute to the definition of policies, strategies, tools and ultimately to the common good.

AVSI is now facing this new front of change which involves the whole of the organization: on the one hand this change is about being able to recognize what happens and go into the merits of the matters thus showing through our work that problems can be addressed more easily when all the factors are taken into account, and on the other hand it is about being able to encounter everyone and anyone on the human level, challenging our own creativity.


stakeholders are “interest-bearers�.

stakeholders

This term denotes anyone who exerts some degree of influence on an organization. These include staff, local partners, international partners and sponsors.

hUmaN ResOURCes total in italy 83 - total abroad 1,318 staff in Italy Civil service Volunteers

interns

14

4

2

41

4

0

1

42

18

4

3

83

employees1

Consultants

Volunteers

Cesena

21

0

milan

36

1

Total

57

1

TOTal

employees in italy also include project-term workers (27 in all)

(1)

staff abroad albania Brazil Burundi ivory Coast ecuador ethiopia Jordan haiti iraq Kazakhstan Kenya Kosovo Palestine lebanon mexico myanmar mozambique Nigeria Peru R. Congo (Br) R.D. Congo Romania Russia Rwanda sierra leone south sudan Thailand Uganda Total

expatriate staff 2 6 2 4 1 1 1 13

Free Collaborations 1 2 1

1

2 2 1 1 3 3 1 2 11 1 1 4 1 8

1

5 1

2

3 3

1

1

23 103

TOTal 3 32 53 58 5 1 3 283 4 1 66 5 10 23 1 42 13 19 49 6 247 1 1 72 7 114 15 184 1,318

25 46 50 3 2 266

4 4

1 8

locally hired staff

1

1

5 39

4 11

56 5 3 20 41 8 16 48 1 232

67 6 104 13 152 1,164

2,264

26,189

AVSI POINTS

local partners

762 distance support cases, companies, individuals, banks, foundations, schools, groups of colleagues.

Distance support.

181 donors, a network of 272 points with more than 760 events during the Tents Campaign 2011-2012.

Governmental, educational, healthcare institutions, non-governmental and religious organizations.

private donors

16

Consultants 1 1 3 3 1

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donors

700


aVsi is expression of a network of actors bound by a mission and guiding values, worldwide. This network is made up by the partner organizations in the countries where AVSI operates: more than 60 organizations now make up the informal aVsi network, which works systematically on the implementation of projects, common reflection on development, to share methods and experiences.

network and costituency

The network includes founding members and participating members, but also partners. a network bound by operative friendship. Also, 253 support groups in Italy participate in - and influence - AVSI’s activities, through fundraising and awareness campaigns: more than 760 events in 2012. iTalY

Associazione Famiglie per l’Accoglienza www.famiglieperaccoglienza.it Founding Member Associazione per l’uganda Participating Member AVSI Alto Adige - Südtirol www.avsialtoadige.it Founding Member CBAu – Comunità Biellese Aiuti umanitari www.cbau.it Partner dIeSSe – didattica e Innovazione Scolastica www.diesse.org Partner eduS educazione e Sviluppo www.educazionesviluppo.org Founding Member FOe – Federazione Opere educative www.foe.it Partner Fondazione per la Sussidiarietà www.sussidiarieta.net Founding Member Fondazione Sacro Cuore di Cesena www.sacrocuorecesena. soluzione-web.it Founding Member

alBaNia

SHIS - Shoqata Internacionale per Solidaritetin www.shisalbania.org Founding Member

aRGeNTiNa

ACdI - Asociación Cultural para el desarrollo Integral www.acdi.org.ar Founding Member Obra del Padre Mario Pantaleo www.padremario.org Partner

aNGOla

A Semente do futuro Partner

BRaZil

CdM - Cooperação para o desenvolvimento e Morada Humana www.cdm.org.br Founding Member COdeSC – Instituto de Cooperação e desenvolvimento Social Founding Member AVSI nOrdeSTe – Associacao Voluntarios Para o Servico Internacional www.avsinordeste.org.br Founding Member

CeduC www.ceducvirgilioresi.org.br Partner OBrAS eduCATIVAS PAdre GIuSSAnI www.obraseducativas.org.br Partner SAluS-Cren Associacao para a Saude nucleo Salus Paulita www.cren.org.br Founding Member CenTrO eduCATIOnAl CAnTInHO dA nATurezA www.cantinhodanatureza. org.br Partner eSCOlA AGrICOlA rehina dos Apostolos di Manaus Partner

KaZaKhsTaN

BUlGaRia

liThUaNia

APSI Bulgaria Associazione per il sostegno delle iniziative sociali Partner

CaNaDa

AVSI Canada www.avsi-canada.org Founding Member

Chile

FundACIOn dOMuS www.fundaciondomus.cl Founding Member

eCUaDOR

Fundacion Sembrar www.fundacionsembrar.ec Founding Member CueT Partner

GeRmaNY

Support International e V. www.supportinternational.de Founding Member

haiTi

université notre dame d’Haiti Partner Commissione episcopale nazionale Giustizia e Pace Partner

KeNYa

COwA - Companionship of works Association www.cowa.or.ke Founding Member St. kizito Vocational Training Institute www.stkizito.com Participating Member Cardinal Otunga High School Founding Member

MASP – PA International Association for Social Projects www.masp.kz Founding Member

KOsOVO

SHPreSA e jeTeS Agency for Social-educative Services nGO www.shpresajetes.org Founding Member

leBaNON

lA lIBAnAISe Femme du 31 mai socio Fondatore CArITAS leBAnOn www.caritas.org.lb Partner Vsl SOTAS Social Service Volunteers www.sotas.org Founding Member

meXiCO

CSj - Centro de Solidaridad juvenil www.csj.org.mx Founding Member dIjO - CreCeMOS desarrollo Integral de la juventud Oaxaqueña AC www.crecemos.org.mx Founding Member

mYaNmaR

Ayeyarwaddy Homeland Partner

mOZamBiQUe

khandlelo Associação Para desevolvimento juvenil Founding Member

NiGeRia

The Seed registered Trustee Founding Member St. kizito Clinic Partner

PalesTiNe

effetà Partner ATS Custodia di Terra Santa www.terrasancta.org Partner

PaRaGUaY

Fundacion San rafael www.sanrafael.org.py Partner

PeRU

universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientiae www.ucss.edu.pe Partner

POlaND

AVSI Polska Organizacja Pozytku Publicznego www.avsipolska.org Founding Member

PORTUGal

ViDa - Voluntariado Internacional para o desenvolvimento Africano www.vida.org.pt Founding Member

saN maRiNO

AVSI San Marino www.avsisanmarino.sm Founding Member

ROmaNia

FdP - Fundatia dezvoltarea Popoarelor www.fdpsr.ro Founding Member S.C.PrOIeCT MOzAIC S.r.l. www.fabricademozaic.ro Partner

RUssia

MAkSOrA Agency for Cultural-Social Service www.maksora.ru Founding Member

sPaiN

Cesal Cooperacion al desarrollo www.cesal.org Founding Member

sieRRa leONe

FHM – Family Homes Movement Partner

sOUTh sUDaN St. Mary university Partner St. kizito School Partner St.Theresa Clinic Partner

sWiTZeRlaND

AVAId - Association des Volontaires pour l’Aide au développement www.avaid.ch Founding Member

UGaNDa

COwA - Companionship of works Association Founding Member Meeting Point International www.meetingpoint-int.org Founding Member Meeting Point kitgum Founding Member PCe – Permanent Center for education www.pceuganda.org Founding Member luigi Giussani High School Partner Meeting Point Hoima www.meetingpointhoima. blogspot.it Partner St. joseph Hospital kitgum www.sjhkitgum.org Partner

Usa

AVSI - uSA www.avsi-usa.org Founding Member

VeNeZUela

Fundacion San Antonio Partner


organization structure aVsi Foundation manages its activities through the following bodies.

BOArd OF FOunderS

BOArd OF PArTICIPATInG MeMBerS

BOArd OF dIreCTOrS

bodies

members

it gathers twice a year, approves and defines the activities of the foundation which are suggested by the Board of Directors: it appoints the directors, the president of the foundation, the board of auditors, decides on statute changes, and approves both final and budget plans.

53 founding members: • 36 agencies of which: 7 NGOs from developed countries 24 NGOs from developing and transition countries 2 italian foundations

it gathers at least once a year, summoned and headed by the president of the foundation, suggests one or two representatives of which the board of founders appoints a member of the board of directors. it expresses non-binding opinions and proposals concerning the activities of the foundation.

137 participants: • 4 agencies of which: 2 NGOs from developing countries 2 italian associations

it has all the powers of ordinary and extraordinary administration of the foundation. mandate lasts three years; number of members can vary from 7 to 11 according to the board of founders. it prepares the final and budget plans, suggests possible statute changes, appoints the secretary-general, and draws guidelines for the activities..

In 2010 AVSI board of directors was renewed mario saporiti ezio Castelli alberto Piatti Pablo llano Torres Daniele Nembrini Fabrizio Palai michele Faldi

• 17 natural persons

• 133 natural persons

PreSIdenT

The president represents the foundation mario saporiti and monitors the execution of approved acts.

VICe-PreSIdenT

The vice-president replaces the president in case of absence or impediment.

Distance Support Manager Franco Argelli

Tents Campaign AVSI Point Network Manager Marco Andreolli

AVSI Point Network Secretaries

ezio Castelli

Lorenzo Franchi Chiara Grassi

SeCreTAryGenerAl

BOArd OF AudITOrS

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The secretary-general is responsible for the operative direction of the foundation and exercises all the ordinary and extraordinary powers conferred to him by the board of directors. The mandate lasts three years and can be renewed

alberto Piatti

monitors the activities of the foundation and is made up of three members. The board has a mandate of three years and its members can be renewed

Paolo sciumè - President Damiano Zazzeron alvaro agasisti

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Volunteers

Sponsor Department Elena Ricci Stefania Zavalloni Claudia Tabanelli Annamaria Comandini

Communication Department Valeria Presciutti Gloria Lorenzoni Samuel Montanari Angela Savelli Elena Zondini


President Mario Saporiti

Board of Directors AVSI USA Representatives with International agencies

Secretary General

Ezio Castelli Jackie Aldrette, Kristin Kennalley

Alberto Piatti Assistant Cristina Passero

CTO Director Maria Teresa Gatti

Chief Operating Officer Giampaolo Silvestri

Administration and accounting manager Marco Sangiorgio

Knowledge Center Officer Anna Pelleri Secretary/Translator Sheila Berti

Accounting

Reporting

Paola Painini Alba Santilli Simone Sottocorno

Fundraising Pro team manager Alberto Piatti

Communication Manager Maria Teresa Gatti

Project Manager Giampaolo Silvestri Secretary Paola Pellegrini

Maria Ricci

Manager Paola Ferrari

Manager Sandro Cappello

Adopt a Work (Adotta un’Opera) Wedding Party Favors

Company Gifts Anna Murazzo

Purchaising Gabriele Bonello

Annamaria Comandini

Communication Officer Maria Regina Valdameri Anna Zamboni

Quality Systems Nada Perovic

Human Resources

General Offices

Nada Perovic

Giuseppina Pezzino

National Technical Team Foreign Countries

Relations with EU

Fundraising Dept Secretaries

Dania Tondini

Luisella Bonari Jasna Draca

Coordinator Office Martina Gennari

Local Cooperation

Pierpaolo Bravin

Milan

Marco Rossin

Africa

Data Base Department

Payments Department

Rita Faggi Cecilia Stifanelli

Primo Zanaboni Alessandra Casadei

Desk Area Sara Pedersini Chiara Savelli Libero Buzzi Andrea Mandelli

Federico Berto

Eastern Europe Asia Desk Area Anna Difonzo

Latin America and Caribbean Maria Teresa Gatti Desk Area Andrea Bianchessi Giorgio Capitanio

Logistics Manager

Luca Giacomini

Manager Martina Gennari

Front desk Cesena

External Relation

Anna De Nicolo

Supervision management Local Locations

International Adoption

Fundraising Dept Coordination

Private Donors

Personnel

Andrea Nebuloni Valeria Speranza

Middle East Desk Area Anna Tramonti

Cesena

Martina Gennari

Naples

Mario Berretta

Rules Implementation

IT Management

Luca Giacomini

Luca Giacomini


areas of interventions

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education is one of the priorities for the international community and it is considered to be intertwined with health care, sustainable development and employment. education is a fundamental right of every child and adult, as acknowledged in various international declarations.

The social and educational field is the largest for AVSI Foundation. It includes activities of sheltering, family support, primary and secondary pre-school education, informal education, educational quality, maternal and women’ skills quality, childhood care and protection, civil society organizations and solidarity networks support, reconstruction of intra-community relations in conditions of vulnerability and post-war scenarios, and special attention to people with disabilities. Rather than with an easy-charity approach, projects are carried out with a focus on education by valuing the person who learns from past and shared experiences, who is ambitious and ignites the spark of development. every year, AVSI educational projects include more than 90,000 children and families, of whom 7,000 are involved in early childhood programs through nursery and kindergarten activities and about 20,000 children and adolescents from 6 to 18 years of age through informal educational, remedial and post-class activities. Furthermore, training courses for teachers, educational instructors and case workers (18,000 of them have been trained on the multi-language manual on the “The risk of education”; 20,000 of them benefited from the kampala Permanent Centre for education).

social and educational

highlights uGAndA: the Meeting Point International (mPi) in collaboration with the Permanent Centre for education has built an advanced educational center through luigi Giussani High School where 600 boys and girls can study thanks to the Distance support Program. This quality school was created thanks to the collaboration of the mPi women and their director Rose Busingye, who hand make over 300,000 necklaces distributed by the aVsi Point friends. __________________ HAITI: Two years after the earthquake 16 facilities have been inaugurated: 9 schools, one educational center, one handicraft workshops and 5 nutritional centers, where youth and mothers are assisted on an educational path. These works were built with the different partners and described in the new book “diario da Haiti”, edited by luca Sanfelici and published by random House. __________________ deMOCrATIC rePuBlIC OF THe COnGO: schooling to more than 32,000 children has been provided through the “Back to School” program in partnership with unICeF. __________________ SOuTH SudAn: Co-leader of the education Cluster with unICeF for the reconstruction of education services in the country. __________________ MIddle eAST: schooling to Palestinian and Iraqi refugee children as well as to Syrian refugees. __________________ BrAzIl: distance training to 100 educational instructors in partnership with 10 local partners in 7 cities. __________________ BrAzIl: sports activities for 5,000 youth to develop talents and promote social participation, with FIAT Brazil, the administration of Betim, minas Gerais and the Inter-American development Bank (BiD).


distance support

program

aVsi Foundation Distance support Program (DsP) includes as many as 30,603 children and adolescents all over the world (data as of December 31, 2012). Distance support is a way to share knowledge and experiences through a constant and continuous contribution (312 euro a year) by any italian subject (individuals, families, groups of friends, companies...) and directed to a well-defined “beneficiary” (either a child or an adolescent) in some country around the world.

The support allows the beneficiary to receive food, medical treatment, healthcare, education and to participate in recreational and educational activities. It is a personalized path, where the child is an entry point to his/her family and community. The intention here is never to replace anybody’s responsibility, but to guide them along the development of their own autonomy and make them factors of economic development and change for the society they live in. The sponsor is periodically informed about the child, his/her country, the project and aVsi’s activity all around the world, and shares an interpersonal relationship aimed at teaching the child gratitude and the sponsor a better understanding of the child’s living environment. A distinctive feature of AVSI distance support is educational accompaniment that ensures, along with material support, the presence of adults who take care of the child over his or her growth.

highlights “A PArT OF THe FAMIly. dISTAnCe SuPPOrT wITH AVSI: One COFFee A dAy, TwO leTTerS A yeAr And A SMIle FOreVer”: this is the slogan for the campaign launched in may 2012. a family welcomes a friend from far away thanks to a small contribution (less than one coffee a day, 312€ a year). The campaign was advertised in the newspapers, internet, radio and by aVsi support groups around the country. Since november 2012, AVSI has introduced a new option, beside personal sponsorship: people who are willing to make this act of charity but cannot afford to pay 312€, can still significantly contribute to AVSI distance Support Program activities with only 100€.

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DSP STATS, AS OF DECEMBER 31ST, 2012:

26,189 active sponsors and adolescents 30,603 Children included in DsP sponsored children by age: 0-3 years

3,68 %

4-5 years

7,26 %

6-12 years

44,97 %

13-16 years

28,19 %

17-18 years

8,78 %

19-24 years

6,84 %

over 24 years

0,29 %


human rights

human rights, indivisible by nature, are an aspect that is present through every aVsi project. aVsi’s mission is actually to promote the dignity of the person through development cooperation activities with a special attention to children (food, family, education) and vulnerable people (the poor, the sick, the disabled, the refugees).

highlights The purpose of human rights is the promotion of the person in its entirety. many conditions, such as war, poverty or sickness can jeopardize them, but they should always be protected and promoted through a holistic approach, and not fragmented into social categories.

BrAzIl: The “Beyond the walls� program, developed with the aPaCs (associations for Protection and assistance of Prisoners, non-profit entities of the civil society with 40 years of experience), aims to humanize prison conditions, by promoting human rights and using alternative facilities: there are no armed guards and security is ensured by the detainees themselves and the support of supervisors. __________________ HAITI: educational and professional activities have been provided to 970 teenage former gang members over the last 6 years, by exploiting their desire for a better life.


agriculture, food security and water agriculture, food security and water are three milestones for aVsi, as they are strictly intertwined: they are potential factors in the development and in the improvement of life conditions. In the food and farming sector, AVSI Foundation’s projects include food security and malnutrition reduction measures, with a focus on the improvement in the availability of food items for families, yet also orientation and training on innovative technologies in the farming sector, protection of the environment and of water resources. Several of AVSI’s experiences are largely contributing to the international debate promoted by eXPO 2015 on healthy nutrition.

highlights leBAnOn: Regeneration of waters and promotion of a more efficient use of water resources in the marjayoun Plain, along the israeli border: combined fighting methods have been employed and the use of pesticides has been reduced; the quality of agricultural output has been improved by introducing more profitable crops; children and families have been adequately supported thanks to distance support, and a fruitful cohabitation between the shiite and the Christian communities. The area of irrigated lands (inhabited by 40,000 people) increased by 40% while water consumption was reduced by 50%. __________________ HAITI: aQUaPlUs, the project that created a new water system and improves the food chain by introducing traditional food items against malnutrition to the benefit of hundreds of families. This program was implemented with Rotary international, eXPO 2015, the University of milan. __________________ deMOCrATIC rePuBlIC OF THe COnGO: distribution of seeds to 16,323 families in emergency situations. __________________

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MyAnMAr: “Farmer Field schools”. Development of the agricultural sector through the creation of a cooperative of small farmers, following the example of the Rice Bank that was founded in 2003 to fight usury with solidarity, and through the “Farmer Field schools” training approach. Direct beneficiaries are 1,140, indirect 4,756. __________________ rwAndA: increased clean water and sanitation services access for the rural population of Gicumbi District, in cooperation with the partner mlFm and private donors. Direct beneficiaries: 13,674 people served by the new water pipe network (37,2 km); 4,093 school children; 56,285 were provided information, 84 people were provided training. __________________ Peru: support of competitiveness of coffee and cocoa producers in the areas of Bagua and Utcubamba and skill reinforcement activities in 3 cooperatives for 500 people. __________________ kOSOVO: support to the agricultural sector through quality improvement of local products (especially dairy ones). Direct beneficiaries are 170 farmers who participate in the agroDukagjini network as well as 850 children from 6 schools in Peja/Pec and Gjakove/Djakovica.


energy and environment are key factors in human development. The challenge is about re-establishing what Pope Benedict XVi has called “the alliance between man and nature”. energy dependence can decrease if energy need is reduced through energy saving policies, activities and interventions. AVSI works in partnership with some companies to improve energy supply efficiency, provide studies on alternative access to energy in poorer environments and on environmental protection.

highlights deMOCrATIC rePuBlIC OF THe COnGO: the “Peace Forest” project includes reforestation of 4,000 acres of land in the kokolopori Reserve, ecosystem improvement and protection of jeopardized animal species, such as bonobos. The project also helps compensate Co2 emissions. __________________ MOzAMBIQue: energy efficiency promotion, protection of natural resources, improvement of living conditions of 7,000 families living in Maputo informal urban settlements: this has been achieved by replacing old stoves with low impact appliances and promoting a more informed, safer use of energy in order to reduce GhG (Greenhouse Gases) emissions. __________________ HAITI And dOMInICAn rePuBlIC: studies on environmental sustainability have been sponsored by eu, City of Milan and private donors. Beneficiaries of the intervention are: the decision-makers, the international scientific community, the rural population (50,000 people in haiti and 32,000 in the Dominican Republic). __________________ ArGenTInA And HAITI: Reforestation through trading of green certificates thanks to a georeferencing method by Treedom which monitors tree growth and compensates Co2 emissions (http://www.treedom.net).

energy and environment


urban development in more than 20 years of experience in Brazilian metropolises, aVsi has developed a know-how and a specific method in urban upgrading. This method has been exported to informal urban settlements of mozambique and presented at many international summits. AVSI’s approach is to build infrastructures and house maintenance along with healthcare, educational, social activities to support the person, involving the local communities and favoring a partnership among institutions and organizations. The challenge of sustainable development is about providing the person with a way to access services.

MOzAMBIQue: social intervention in an informal settlement in Maputo with a population of 27,000: the experience developed in Brazil was replicated here, by combining infrastructures and social entities through a partnership with the governments of Brazil, Mozambique, Italy and the world Bank. __________________

highlights __________________ BrAzIl: In partnership with the governments of Italy, Brazil, Cities Alliance and the world Bank. Technical and methodological assistance to local institutions on poverty reduction activities in favela areas in Salvador, other cities in Bahia and urban areas of Olinda, Pernambuco.

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aVsi’s healthcare projects, mainly focused in africa, include public healthcare initiatives aimed at supporting existing healthcare facilities, building hospitals and clinics, granting access to treatment, developing programs for endemic diseases prevention and cure and prevention of mother-to-child transmission of hiV, along with specific interventions on nutrition where technical competence has been acquired.

healthcare

Special attention has been dedicated to orientation, training and ongoing formation of the operators as well as to the involvement of the communities by raising awareness on the disease and finally the use of mobile healthcare teams capable of reaching patients in remote or inaccessible areas lacking any medical assistance.

highlights uGAndA: “Free: 10 years’ fight against AIdS in uganda, 10 years of children born free from HIV”, the results of the hiV mother-to-child prevention program were collected during a traveling campaign around the world. Benficiaries in the first 10 years: 197,343 mothers accessed anti-hiV promotion services; 4,713 healthy children were born to HIV-positive mothers; support to 4 hospitals and 37 health centers was provided along with promotion, information and counseling activities. This has been possible thanks to the collaboration with the Government of Uganda, italy’s Cooperation agency and local health institutions. www.avsi.org/free


work aVsi Foundation vocational projects are focused on support and promotion of youth and women work, by favoring the creation of groups, ateliers, workshops and microenterprises to fight the crisis and youth social exclusion. Through education on work and cohabitation, people can find their way to development

Along with technical orientation, programs include a personal followup to support full development of one’s talents.

highlights BrAzIl: “Arvore da Vida” with Fiat in Betim/ Belo Horizonte generates work and improves quality of life especially for youth and women: 13,500 direct beneficiaries; educational activities for 6,547 adolescents; a decent job for 1,200; orientation and training for 1,471 people.

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BrAzIl: support to disadvantaged youth at risk of behavioral problems and social exclusion with the involvement of 100 enterprises. launch of a training center; promotion of personal skills for 300 youth between 15 and 17 years of age, through school and extra-school activities; vocational training for 450 youth between 18 and 24 years of age; update courses for 120 teachers and trainers from 20 schools and 10 vocational training centers, 60 managers from other centers.

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rOMAnIA: new job opportunities for young adults at risk of social exclusion through a new social enterprise for the production of mosaics that was inaugurated on may 3, 2012 by our partner Fundatia Dezvoltarea Popoarelor.

AlBAnIA: official recognition by the Commission for the recognition of Training Programs of 5 courses at the kardinal Mikel koliqi Training Center in Tirana, managed by the local partner SHIS in partnership with CeSAl.

HAITI And uGAndA: work and new chance of income with handicraft workshops for young adults and women living in the underprivileged areas of the city. Direct beneficiaries: 500 women in kampala and 50 people in the workshops of Port-au-Prince.


although it is not specialized in emergencies, aVsi intervenes in chronic crises, conflict and postconflict, never losing contact with all the local actors. aVsi’s interventions are conceived to limit the consequences of these breakdowns, by acting on healthcare, infrastructures, education and family income generation.

humanitarian emergency

emergency situations can cause even more damage to vulnerable people, whose already fragile living conditions can plummet into hardship. AVSI’s approach is fundamental as it is about rebuilding the human starting from the affirmation of life notwithstanding the emergency. It is particularly worth mentioning that AVSI was involved in the Inee working groups to help define the standards on education in emergencies.

highlights kenyA: a new school for 1,500 children in the dadaab refugee camp, with unHCr and Italy’s Cooperation Agency, to provide quality education in spite of the emergency. __________________ deMOCrATIC rePuBlIC OF THe COnGO: support of 23,000 children in 44 “child friendly spaces”; 219 classes have been reactivated; 196,405 school kits distributed to students; 27,000 students provided with remedial activities and 5,000 with recreational activities; training for 3,658 teachers.


migrations highlights entire peoples are forced to flee from their own native countries. some relocate abroad temporarily due to war or regimes that hamper a decent lifestyle. Others live away from their native land in conditions of lasting precariousness. The focal point is stemming from the person and the positive that lies within them, so that they become resources for the development of their community.

leBAnOn And jOrdAn: support to 3,500 Syrian refugee families (as of december 2012) through the distribution of winter kits with blankets, heaters and vouchers to purchase fuel in partnership with unHCr, the eu agency eCHO, unICeF, COr unuM and the Swiss Foundation of San Camille. __________________ rOMAnIA: Voluntary repatriation and social reintegration of 49 roma families who lived in the Triboniano camp in Milan was made possibile thanks to a partnership with the City of Milan and the Charity House. This project was selected by the european union as one of the best practices in the area of social integration and inclusion. __________________ rwAndA: Support programs for Congolese refugees. __________________ jOrdAn: Support for families in the refugee camps of Sukneh and Talbieh through educational, recreative and reconstruction activities. __________________ kenyA: Intensive courses for teachers in dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world, home to approximately one million people. The courses were implemented with the cooperation of unICeF. at the end of the 8 month-courses, 54 primary school teachers graduated.

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international adoptions

Through all of its projects and activities in the world, aVsi Foundation meets many orphaned children every day. international adoption then may represent a concrete chance of love for these children. AVSI Foundation has been recognized by the International Adoptions Commission of the Italian Government . it currently operates in Brazil, Mexico, lithuania, kazakhstan and Colombia. Thanks to an agreement with nidoli Foundation, it also operates in Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Bulgaria and the russian Federation.

26 children

adoptions completed in 2012 (15 families)

11

11

children

children

(5 families)

(8 families)

4

children (2 families)

COlOMBIA

BrAzIl

lITHuAnIA

237

Total adoptions completed from 2003 to December 31st, 2012

343

Total adoptions completed from 2003 to December 31st, 2012

Adoptions by AVSI offices

4 milan

6

5 Naples

Cesena

Main steps in the adoption process with AVSI GrOuP InFOrMATIOn MeeTInGS For qualified and unqualified families alike.

1

InTernATIOnAl AdOPTIOn PrePArATIOn ClASS led by a psychologist with the participation of aVsi operators and families with adoption experience.

2

In-dePTH InTerVIew And CHOICe OF COunTry The social team meets the family to further discuss adoption plan, motivation, and identify the country of choice.

3

PrePArATIOn And TrAnSMISSIOn OF All PAPerwOrk due TO THe FOreIGn COunTry explanation, preparation and delivery of adoption requests to the foreign country authorities.

4

wAIT And MATCHInG PrOPOSAl at this stage, several meetings and interviews are held with the couple. The technical team dedicates these specific meetings to the matching proposal and the family’s approval.

5

jOurney ArrAnGeMenT And STAy ABrOAd after the family’s approval the journey(s) and stay(s) in the foreign country are arranged. During this time, the family is always accompanied by an aVsi contact person.

6

POST AdOPTIOn For 2 years or longer the family will have to keep regular contact with the social services and with aVsi with regard to the postadoption reports for the foreign country.

7

Age of child at arrival in Italy age n. children

0-2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

2

1

1

7

2

4

2

3

1

1

2


CSR and Fundraising The recent crisis affected aVsi’s fundraising, resulting in a significant decrease in contributions raised. Donations and “new donors” have decreased, whereas regular donors have shown a high retention rate and people have been involved in more than 760 events.

a lot of people volunteered in different forms, channeling their energies and creativity into initiatives such as the AVSI Points and the promotion of the new distance Support network with more than 760 events somehow the crisis has forced AVSI to change and look into a new relationship with the donors – especially companies – in order to cover “the last mile” of cooperation, by combining aid with society and the single person. The companies operating with AVSI have become new agents of change and innovation, showing a new way of doing business together though actions of corporate social responsibiliy (CSr). Article 41 of the Italian Constitution says: “Private economic initiative is free. it cannot be done in contrast to the social utility or in such a way that damages safety, liberty, human dignity. The law determines programs and adequate controls to ensure that public and private economic activities are channeled towards social purposes”.

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highlights

NTT DATA ITALIA PLANTS TREES ON BEHALF OF AVSI For Christmas 2012, nTT dATA Italia, which is an Italian subsidiary of the japanese multinational corporation leader in business solutions and IT services, supports AVSI by planting some trees in Argentina as gifts for customers. The project aims to promote forest protection in Gran Chaco, argentina, improving management and production skills of the local communities. Through the new system implemented by Treedom, a partner of aVsi, tree growth can be monitored online thanks to a georeferencing technology. This is an expression of the company’s environmental and social commitment. The company also contributes to reforestation thus compensating Co2 emissions.

FROM “L’ARTIGIANO IN FIERA” CRAFT FAIR TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT WITH A SOLIDARITY SMS AVSI was at “l’Artigiano in Fiera” craft fair in milan-Rho in December 2012 with its products from the “Bottega di AVSI” and set up a special phone number (45591) to help the young men and women from the haiti workshops: funds were raised through sms donations. The campaign is also advertised for free on Sky TV. The “Bottega di AVSI” is a new internet website, created in 2012, in partnership with inter sinergy, that promotes a sustainable economy through the sale of handicraft products made in places where young men and women have found a new way to live a decent life as an alternative to illegality. On December 5 and 6 aVsi also participated in the Charity Sales at the european Parliament in Brussels with the “Bottega di AVSI”. www.labottegadiavsi.org


WELLNESS FOR CHRISTMAS WITH QC TERME FOR SOUTH SUDAN In december 2012, QC Terme supported AVSI with a donation to the “education emergency in South Sudan”: part of the proceeds from the vouchers spent in their spa centers went to the project. Customers and staff were involved at the Terme Bagni nuovi e Bagni Vecchi spa center in Bormio, Terme spa center in Pré Saint didier, QC Termemilano and QC Termetorino spa centers. www.termemilano.com

0.5% PRE-TAX DONATION TO AVSI “I like making people smile and AVSI makes over 30,000 children smile all over the world!” says Claudia Penoni, a popular comedian from the TV show ‘Zelig’, on the campaign to make the 0.5% pre-tax donation to aVsi. she also acted in a related TV commercial. On their tax return 2010, 13,000 friends donated a total 483,513.68 euros to AVSI.

CEVOLI WITH FEDERLEGNOARREDO AT THEATERS WITH AVSI After his success

AVSI POINT BUILDING ON A MISSION SOMETHING TO HAITI GOOD FOR ALL

On april 30, 2012, Valerio Montalbano published his first around the country, Paolo Facebook post Cevoli, comedian from the from his “diary TV show ‘zelig’ was back with his show “The Second from Haiti”, sharing his experience on last Supper” on december the trip which he 12 at dal Verme Theater in Milan. The proceeds from and some friends the evening went to aVsi from the AVSI Points took to the activities and the postearthquake reconstruction Caribbean country to see what was of the sacred heart built together after Nursery school in Finale the earthquake emilia. The evening was with money raised made possible thanks to on a long list of the collaboration with events and a big FederlegnoArredo and campaign. The Advantage Financial. diary was shared throughout the social networks and was published by Buone notizie, the aVsi magazine directed by roberto Fontolan (http://www. facebook.com/ DiarioViaggiohaiti). Marina lorusso, a passionate photographer who was with them, documented the mission.

Those who built cathedrals would donate a part of themselves to something greater which was not their property. This is the concept behind the Tents, which every year around Christmas time encourage support to projects around the world through the AVSI Points network volunteers. (see section ‘Tent’ on www.avsi.org).


fundraising and efficiency Funds raised from private and public sources

58% PUBliC

42%

35%

39%

PUBliC

PUBliC

65%

PRiVaTe

61%

PRiVaTe

2010

34,234,000 euros

PRiVaTe

2011

2012

27,252,000 euros

27,932,951 euros

9 % management costs

how we use your euro value in euro

4%

Fundraising costs

1%

service costs

86% 24,045,882 project costs

Fundraising efficiency Ratio

Fundraising index

value in euro

in the years 2007 > 2012

11,950,224

Fundraising proceeds

years

1,079,567

Fundraising costs

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2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

average on 5 years

0.05

0.07

0.06

0.07

0.09

0.07

Fundraising index


economic data

ANNUAL REPORT as at 31.12.2012 and 31.12.2011 Assets all amounts in Euro ASSETS INTANGIBLE ASSETS Statutory changes Software Quality certification Trademark registration Improvements to third parties' goods

as at 31.12.2012

as at 31.12.2011

– 27.352 2.897 950 17,116

– 35,256 2,599 1,426 29,975 48,315

TANGIBLE ASSETS Land and buildings Plant and machinery Motor vehicles Office furniture Electronic office equipment

1,721,880 10,228 – 13,549 20,642

69,255 1,772,073 11,475 – 17,318 19,570

1,766,299 FINANCIAL ASSETS Interests in other businesses

85,554

TOTAL FIXED ASSETS RECEIVABLES From private donors From customers on collateral activities From social security From Treasury Other receivables Receivables from institutional donors _ Projects funded by the Italian Government _ Projects funded by the European Union _ Projects funded by international agencies _ Projects funded by CEI _ Projects funded by local administrations

1,820.436 118,131

85,554

118,131

1,900,168

2,007,822

384,552 45,368 11,463 114 (9,050)

349,160 9,984 114 113,514

3,081,362 5,197,663 6,330,884 283,832 389,135

5,639,480 3,231,724 7,776,698 260,432 588,268 15,282,876

Receivables from other agencies _ due within next year _ due after next year Receivables from foreign subsidiaries _ due within next year _ due after next year

17,496,602

-

50,000 –

50,000

553,114

486,529 –

486,529

553,114

FINANCIAL ASSETS OTHER THAN FIXED ASSETS 66,881

Other securities CASH AND BANK DEPOSITS Bank and post office deposits Cash and values in hand TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS ADJUSTMENT ACCOUNTS TOTAL ASSETS

3,426,010 33,124

3,459,134 19,794,452

39,133

5,064,748 33,823

5,098,571 23,643,607

14,754

3,358

21,709,374

25,654,787


ANNUAL REPORT as at 31.12.2012 and 31.12.2011 Liabilities all amounts in Euro LIABILITIES Membership fees Fundation’s fund Changes in foundation’s fund _ Adjustment to foundation’s fund _ Membership fees paid during this year _ Result of the year

as at 31.12.2012

as at 31.12.2011 40,918 859,028

(677,891) (207,713)

40,918 703,503 (405,486)

(885,604)

NET EQUITY EMPLOYEES SEVERANCE INDEMNITY

(677,891)

(272,405)

14,341

66,529

687,880

591,686

MEDIUM AND LONG TERM LIABILITIES _ Payable loans

175,258

204,921

TOTAL MEDIUM AND LONG TERM LIABILITIES PAYABLES TO BANKS _ due within next year _ due after next year PAYABLES TO PROJECTS _ By the Italian Government _ By the European Union _ By International Agencies _ By local administrations _ By CEI _ International adoptions _ Private Individuals _ Distance Support PAYABLES TO SUPPLIERS _ due within next year _ due after next year PAYABLES TO PROJECTS - RELATED STAFF _ due within next year _ due after next year PAYABLES TO HEADQUARTERS STAFF _ due within next year _ due after next year PAYABLES TO TAX AUTHORITIES _ due within next year _ due after next year PAYABLES TO SOCIAL SECURITY AGENCIES _ due within next year _ due after next year PAYABLES TO THIRD PARTIES _ due within next year _ due after next year TOTAL PAYABLES

175,258

436,429

538,602 436,429

2,752,570 5,100,382 5,856,355 221,142 412,632 31,386 759,128 3,922,039

19,055,635

500,469

MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS GUARANTEES RECEIVED FROM THIRD PARTIES _ Guarantees issued by banks _ Commitments towards third parties COMMITMENTS IN RESPECT OF PROJECTS _ Own commitments in respect of projects TOTAL MEMORANDUM ACCOUNTS

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538,602 4,718,561 3,501,643 6,958,328 588,598 177,373 29,586 2,857,191 4,050,315

22,881,595

585,964 500,469

12,577

585,964 16,052

12,577 395,762

16,052 353,198

395,762 74,391

353,198 77,272

74,391 102,535

77,272 100,498

102,535 253,861

100,498 238,232

253,861

238,232

20,831,659

24,791,414

237

237

21,709,374

25,654,787

ADJUSTMENT ACCOUNTS TOTAL NET EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

204,921

as of 31.12.2012

as of 31.12.2011 528,190

1,670,799

(358,915)

(1,318,576)

169,275

352,233


economic data

ANNUAL REPORT as at 31.12.2012 and 31.12.2011 Profit and loss account all amounts in Euro PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT Contributed Income from Italian Government Contributed Income from the European Union Contributed Income from international agencies Contributed Income from local administrations Contributed Income from CEI Contributed Income from private donors Contributed Income from DSP to institutional projects Contributed Income to DSP management

2012

2011

2,346,266 3,795,695 2,601,963 721,914 92,124 6,505,743 7,315,252 978,261

CONTRIBUTED INCOME ALLOCATED TO PROJECTS

2,694,275 2,653,427 1,921,442 1,100,652 139,644 6,200,152 6,452,834 2,539,688 24,357,218

Contributed Income from Italian Government Contributed Income from the European Union Contributed Income from international agencies Contributed Income from local administrations and CEI Contributed Income from private donors Contributed Income from DSP Contributed Income from International Adoptions CONTRIBUTED INCOME ALLOCATED TO ORGANIZATION COSTS

459,760 269,293 703,715 0 816,603 913,712 115,775

Consultancy services Sponsorship services Transfer of membership fees PROCEEDS FROM COLLATERAL SOURCES

240,869 52,500 33,000

23,702,115 229,166 277,919 493,674 1,564 941,416 974,982 202,176

3,278,857

TOTAL CONTRIBUTED INCOME

3,120,898 329,200 50,000 50,000

326,369

429,200

27,962,445

27,252,213

PROJECTS’ COSTS Projects funded by the Italian Government Projects funded by the European Union Projects funded by international agencies Projects funded by local administrations Projects funded by CEI Projects funded by DSP Projects funded by private donors COST OF STAFF ON PROJECTS TOTAL PROJECTS COSTS

(1,666,021) (3,514,748) (2,436,678) (368,370) (103,741) (973,583) (10,835,621)

COST OF STAFF AT HEADQUARTERS OTHER ORGANIZATION COSTS _ Costs of raw, accessory, consumption materials and goods _ Costs of services _ Travel and trasportation _ Costs for the use of third parties’ goods _ Other management costs

(19,898,762) (4,176,613) (24,075,375)

(1,956,044) (2,116,023) (1,925,845) (954,786) (142,750) (2,546,516) (9,803,346)

(2,925,522) (141,499) (901,577) (151,409) (127,393) (32,622)

(1,354,500)

(19,445,310) (4,225,375) (23,670,684) (2,763,184)

(174,430) (762,921) (188,087) (121,054) (35,623)

(1,282,115)

DEPRECIATION AND DEVALUATION _ Depreciation of intangible assets _ Depreciation of tangible assets _ Appropriations and devaluations COSTS TRANSFERRED TO COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT COSTS TRANSFERRED TO PROJECTS MANAGEMENT TOTAL ORGANIZATION COSTS

(38,634) (75,476) 0

(114,110) 77,117 596,286 (3,720,729)

(38,059) (77,387) (430)

(115,876) 107,050 566,485 (3,487,639)

COSTS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES _ Costs for staff _ Costs for services _ Consumables _ Travel and transportation

(275,270) (7,228) (391) (38,198)

(319,275) (53,305) (23,317)

TOTAL COSTS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES

(321,088)

(395,898)

OPERATING RESULT

(154,747)

(302,008)

Other financial revenues From securities included in current assets Revenues other than above Interest and other financial costs FINANCIAL REVENUES AND COSTS

2,913 64,865

ADJUSTMENTS ON PROJECTS RESULT BEFORE TAXES Taxes for the year RESULT FOR THE YEAR

8,692 52,136

5,330 (65,470) (60,140)

Extraordinary revenues Extraordinary costs EXTRAORDINARY REVENUES AND COSTS Adjustments of payables for projects in currencies other than Eur (Projects appreciation) Appropriation for the devaluation of projects’ receivables Adjustments of receivables for projects in currencies other than Eur (Projects appreciation)

67,778 (21,373) 46,405

175,190 0 (195,910)

60,828 (89,805) (28,977) 131,421 (7,745) 123,675

267,356 (118,490) (192,891) (20,720)

(44,026)

(189,201)

(251,335)

(18,511)

(21,070)

(207,713)

(272,405)


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consolidated financial statements Financial statement 31.12.2012 and 31.12.2011 Following are AVSI’s foreign subsidiaries included in the consolidated statement sheet: Rwanda, DR Congo, Nigeria, Peru, Brazil, Uganda, Burundi, Jordan, Lebanon, Ecuador, Thailand, Kosovo, Palestine, Haiti, Kenya, Ivory Coast.

economic data

all amounts in Euro 2012 CONTRIBUTED INCOME ALLOCATED TO PROJECTS – FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES Contributed Income from Italian Government Contributed Income from the European Union Contributed Income from international agencies Contributed Income from local administrations Contributed Income from CEI Contributed Income from private donors Contributed Income from DSP to institutional projects Contributed Income from DSP

2,346,266 3,795,695 2,601,963 721,914 92,124 6,505,743 7,315,252 978,261

CONTRIBUTED INCOME ALLOCATED TO PROJECTS

23,702,114

388,078 459,760 269,293 703,715 0 816,603 913,712 115,775

CONTRIBUTED INCOME ALLOCATED TO ORGANIZATION COSTS - ITALY Consultancy services Sponsorship services Transfer of membership fees

13,905,499 2,694,275 2,653,427 1,921,442 1,100,652 139,644 6,200,152 6,452,834 2,539,688

24,357,218

CONTRIBUTED INCOME ALLOCATED TO ORGANIZATION COSTS - FOREIGN SUBSIDIARIES Contributed Income from Italian Government Contributed Income from the European Union Contributed Income from international agencies Contributed Income from local administrations and CEI Contributed Income from private donors Contributed Income from DSP Contributed Income from International Adoptions

2011 15,782,865

319,801 229,166 277,919 493,674 1,564 941,416 974,982 202,176

3,278,858 240,869 52,500 33,000

PROCEEDS FROM COLLATERAL SOURCES TOTAL CONTRIBUTED INCOME Projects’ costs in italy and abroad

3,120,897 329,200 50,000 50,000

326,369

429,200

44,133,388

41,477,511

(26,996,892)

(26,198,198)

Cost of staff on projects

(11,561,018)

(10,447,058)

TOTAL PROJECTS COSTS

(38,557,910)

(36,645,256)

(3,390,716)

(3,421,657)

COST OF STAFF AT HEADQUARTERS OTHER ORGANIZATION COSTS _ Costs of raw, accessory, consumption materials and goods _ Costs of services _ Travel and transportation _ Costs for the use of third parties' goods _ Other management costs

(265,936) (1,448,511) (199,786) (202,130) (201,032)

(2,317,395)

(329,381) (1,493,670) (239,616) (180,798) (83,764)

(2,327,229)

DEPRECIATION AND DEVALUATION _ Depreciation of intangible assets _ Depreciation of tangible assets _ Appropriations and devaluations COSTS TRANSFERRED TO COLLATERAL MANAGEMENT COSTS TRANSFERRED TO PROJECTS MANAGEMENT

(40,918) (239,000) 0

TOTAL ORGANIZATION COSTS

(279,918) 596,286 77,117

(26,713) (219,491) (430)

(5,314,626)

(246,634) 566,485 107,050 (5,321,985)

COSTS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES _ Costs for staff _ Costs for services _ Consumption goods purchased _ Travel and transportation

(443,630) (60,203) (391) (48,381)

(319,275) (53,305) (23,317)

TOTAL COSTS OF OTHER ACTIVITIES

(552,605)

(395,897)

OPERATING RESULT

(291,753)

(885,627)

Other financial revenues From securities included in current assets Revenues other than above interests and other financial costs

2,913 64,865

FINANCIAL REVENUES AND COSTS Extraordinary revenues Extraordinary costs EXTRAORDINARY REVENUES AND COSTS Adjustments of payables for projects in currencies other than Eur (Projects appreciation) Appropriation for the devaluation of projects' receivables Adjustments of receivables for projects in currencies other than Eur (Projects appreciation)

67,778 (23,791)

8,692 52,136

60,828 (130,420)

43,987

(69,592)

305,809 (65,470)

140,812 (7,745)

240,339 494,050 0 (237,179)

133,067 465,616 (85,169) (203,237)

ADJUSTMENTS ON PROJECTS

256,871

177,210

RESULT BEFORE TAXES

249,444

(644,942)

Taxes of the year

(18,511)

(21,070)

ADJUSTMENTS ON PROJECTS

230,933

(666,012)


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