The Anawim Inc. is a beautiful vehicle that we can use to reach out to the poor and assure them not only in words, but more in action, that God is with them; God is their hope.
OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE
To nurture the God given gifts and talents of the children and their families by providing them with the necessary tools for their holistic development.
OUT OF THE CRY, THE BIRTH OF A VISION
The cry of the poor inspires, thus the birth of Anawim Inc. and vision is born.
“What made me start was my experience of the poverty of the people I was serving. The name Anawim was chosen because it relates to who they are and what they are experiencing in life, despite of their poverty.
My dream for the children and their families is that one day, they will be able to stand on their own two feet, be able to muster enough courage, be given enough talents, to be given ample opportunities to face the world and carry their own difficulties and their own problems and their own struggles on their own and hopefully knowing that, they’ll be able to help others too.
-Fr. Kenny Aquino | Spiritual Director
February 2002: The Anawim of Caceres, Inc. was founded by Fr. Francisco “Kenny" Camacho Aquino, Jr., (then assigned as associate priest at the Holy Cross Parish, Nabua, Camarines Sur, Philippines) together with the Daughters of Mary Sisters in the Bicol Region, Philippines.
February 2004: Fr. Kenny moved to the USA and continued supporting Anawim through financial assistance from private donations, First Friday masses and Simbang Gabi (December Dawn Masses).
December 2007: Application for a non-profit corporation in the State of Florida as the Anawim Inc.
February 2009: Applied for a faith-based 501c3 tax exempt status with the IRS.
January 2010: Approval from the IRS 501c3 status.