The
Good Shepherd

What is Good Shepherd

The Shepherd confronting the wolf"

Jesus told them this parable. What man among you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it. And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost.' Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. Luke 15:3-7

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hireling and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. John 10:11-14

The image of the Shepherd as the one who fights off the ravaging attack of the wolf represents one of the necessary tasks of anyone who calls herself Good Shepherd. Participation in the struggle for justice flows from the very heart of our Good Shepherd mission. It is precisely the weakest sheep, the ones on the fringe of the flock, the ones who stray, who are the most vulnerable to the attacks of outside forces. We are caught into this Mystery. Sister Barbara Davis RGS (page 44, Adapted)

The Good Shepherd programs supported in 2020 contributed to uplift the human dignity of the poorest and most vulnerable members of society, through a person-centered approach to development, weaving a web of long-term relationships within their communities.

What advances a nation or a community is not so much to prop up its weakest and most helpless members, but to lift up the best and the most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country." - Mother Teresa

We developed a Theory of Change to bring lasting and positive change in the lives of the people who suffer from poverty, violence, gender-based discrimination and other violations of human dignity and human rights.

The Good Shepherd MY Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to support the programs of the Good Shepherd for vulnerable, Christian people, women, girls and children. We protect and promote the rights of people living in poverty, affected by human trafficking, migration, gender based violence and other violation of human rights. Women and girls’ empowerment

Vulnerable women and girls involved in Good Shepherd programs improved their self-esteem and confidence, and are beginning to take leadership roles in their communities and families. Community development & participation

Local communities supported by GSMF programs are more inclusive and capable of providing bottom-up social welfare services to its members, especially the most vulnerable. Human rights: safety, healthcare and education

Marginalized and discriminated people, such as those living in remote areas, migrants and refugees, involved in GSMF programs were provided with access to basic rights, such as healthcare, education, identity cards and now feel safer and included within their communities. Emergency Relief.

Thanks to our network of local partners who are deeply rooted in the communities, we were able to offer immediate response to the basic needs of populations of States affected by natural disasters, conflicts and other emergencies. We supported then the communities recovery, strengthen their resilience and plan the reconstruction through a participatory approach.

Our Theory of Change
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Years of Experience

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Thousand People Helped

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Dollars We Collected