In 18 countries, 25 L'Arche communities exist in a difficult political situation & do not receive state funding. Every year, L’Arche International and other levels of the Federation raise the funds needed to support our members, their homes and programs in the global south in hope to reduce the economic “gap” between the communities.
Each community is like a diamond that sparkles with joy, friendship, and mutual care.
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“I am accepted and loved here, I am free to do anything which I think important in my life, I get angry sometime but forgiveness is a gift in my community.” Murali – Nandi Bazar
After the Cyclone Vardah:
Financial support: €15,000
“L’Arche is my family who gave me a place in society. At L’Arche I’m free and in security.”
After the hurricane Matthew:
Financial support: €200,000
“L’Arche Argentina is 12 years old: each day we perceive the wealth of our daily life and the power of the transformation at play in close mutual relationships in the community.”
Building a second home
“To be a part of the community means to make journey together through sharing our lives, working together, eating together, praying together, celebrating together etc.”
Building a new house
“Over the last 28 years, we have had difficulties and joys, but we have always found friendship, true relationships, faithfulness, gratitude, generosity and other great gifts. These gifts invite you to stay and always remember.”
Basic necessities such as food, clothes and medicine.
“L’Arche saved my life.”
“When I visit the community I just feel at home. They always receive visitors with this incredible and exuberant welcome!”
“It means my family who I live with, it means the garden and it’s big and wide, and not suffocating like an ordinary house, it means to plant and crop with my friends, and learn everything like reading and biking.”
Information to come
“The communities have an incredible gift of hospitality. this is both among assistants and the persons with disabilities. They will give you their own bed without thinking. The important thing is to share and be together.”
“All along this path of walking with people with disabilities, I have discovered qualities and gifts that have created a relationship of mutual trust between us.”
Community is working towards opening a third home.
“Being in community has helped me grow as a person. I feel loved and it gives me an opportunity to love others, too.”
“L’Arche Mexico is a bunch of smiles!”
Purchase of house
“In a world where people forget their humanity, where violence and injustice reign, L’Arche is a source of peace and joy, and roots us in concrete love.”
“We feel the presence of Jesus living with us here!”
“This is our harbour, our oasis, this is the sun warming up our hearts.”
“It’s a home where I expect to share and live with others no matter in what situation, or ethnic background.”
“Community is a foundation on which one can lean. This is a place where I nourish my spirituality. Here I form myself as an individual, and to be open to others.”
Renovation new flat
“It is satisfying that I am part of the community that shows that every human being is a gift and that cares for physical and spiritual growth.”