There is always reason to hope. The cries of the poor are loud and clear… They not only crave to fill their stomach, but desire to quench their thirst for the word of God.
For 10 years The Anawim Inc. has helped 355 boys and girls assisting them in their education needs and providing christian formation to the families. Now we can see transformations all over the place because they are inspired, because they are nurtured. In the span of 10 years we were able to help not only the children, but the supporters, benefactors and sponsors. They became God’s presence in their lives too.
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.
- Improved grades among students
- Graduated Valedictorians and Salutatorians
- Skills Training
- Microfinancing program for capital to be used for entrepreneurial small business owners