Cesvi is an independent lay Italian humanitarian organization, founded in Bergamo (Italy) in 1985.
From 1985 to the present time Cesvi, who works in 23 countries all over the world, has helped millions of people in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, reaching more than 2.5 million beneficiaries in 2018.
Cesvi operates worldwide to support the most vulnerable populations in promoting human rights and achieving their ambitions for sustainable development. Human Solidarity and Social Justice are the core values through Cesvi pursues the wellbeing of vulnerable populations in condition of poverty or struck by war, natural calamities and environmental disasters.
Furthermore, the Foundation undertakes to respect the ethical principles of legality, correctness, independence-neutrality and social responsibility.
Since 2002 Cesvi has been part of the European network Alliance2015, which is composed of 8 NGOs from various countries. The aim of the Alliance is to contrast world-wide poverty cooperating in the poorer countries with development programmes and promoting awareness campaigns in Europe, this is carried out in the framework of the Sustainable Development Objectives.
The main sectors in which Cesvi works are: Emergency, Rural Development, Civil society and governance, Protection, Heath, Inclusive and Sustainable growth.