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Tuesday 7 February 2017
 
2016 EdC Report: an economy opened to the excluded ones


The annual report has been published on the life of the Economy of Communion (EoC) and on corporate profits distribution: a counter current commitment – writes Alberto Ferrucci – that “creates productive communion open to the excluded.”

The economic report, edited by Gian Maria Bidone, shows that 49% of the profits put in communion by companies that adhere to the EoC has been used for training projects while 51% was used for the benefit of poor people. Of the latter approximately 62% was used to make up for the basic needs (food, medical expenses, home and school) and 38% was used for social projects, to create new jobs and for the birth of a worldwide network of business incubators.

The EOC commitment with AMU has increased precisely in this direction, as Francesco Tortorella writes:
«… In 2016, the collaboration between the EOC and AMU has aimed to create employment, to offer the opportunity to many people to not have to depend on “aid”, but to live thanks to their capabilities. During the year, some projects have come to end: in Bolivia (microcredit), Paraguay (family enterprises), Philippines (work placement of street children) and Italy (vocational training for former drug addicts and assistance to unemployed people). Through these projects, 100 people have jobs today, can use their skills and earn a living for themselves and for their families. The activities of other ongoing projects are also continuing: in Brazil (family-run organic farming and launch of inclusive micro-enterprises), Argentina (handicrafts and community rural tourism), Cuba (incubation of micro-enterprises), Portugal (job reintegration of unemployed people) and Italy (work placement of young Italians and immigrants). And last but not least, 250 workers were involved in these projects.»

That of the EoC is a commitment which leads to look at the world from the perspective of the last people, writes Luigino Bruni on the report: «If we decide to look at the world alongside the poor and rejected, we cannot stay on the pedestal, we must come down in the arena, beside the victims, fight for them, with them. In return we will receive new eyes; we will see things that others do not see…»

Go to www.edc-online.org to read the full report.

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