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.
THE BIRTH OF A VISION
The cry of the poor inspires a vision, thus the birth of The Anawim Inc.
The experience of the poverty of the people being serving lead to birth of The Anawim Inc, with a mission to nurture the poor who depend on the Lord for deliverance.
My dream for the children and the families of The Anawim is that one day, they will be able to muster their courage, their talents, and their opportunities to overcome their struggles. And, by knowing that there is hope and that they are able, help others to stand on their own 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.
2011 - 2013: Increased the number of sponsored children to 200.
2015: Introduced the Self-help Family Livelihood and Green Revolution programs, opened the Library in Nabua and constructed a children's playground in Goa.
2015 - 2016 : Opened new sites in Gainza and San Ramon in Iriga, and expanded to more children from the Basilica area.