In 1981, a small group of devout Catholics put their faith into action. They founded an organization based on principles of Catholic social teaching, grounded in the belief that the needs of the most vulnerable should come first.
They took seriously what Jesus taught in Matthew 25:40: "Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me." So they created a way for people with generous hearts in the U.S. to reach out to those needing help in the economically developing world. Anchored in four core values, it was an approach that honored the God-given dignity of program participants, who didn’t have solutions imposed on them but were free to choose their own path out of poverty.
Today, our community of sponsors helps hundreds of thousands of individuals and their families in Africa, Asia and Latin America overcome poverty. With the help of a team of dedicated priests preaching on our behalf in parishes across the U.S., we offer an effective and trustworthy way for people to put their faith into action, just as our founders did when they started Unbound in 1981.
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Our Lord came to bring freedom to the children of God. Yet, for many today, the future seems to hold little hope. Time moves on, yet their lives feel immobilized by the weight of poverty and insecurity. At [Unbound] … we are crying ‘No’ to the poverty, disease and injustice that afflict so many innocent families made in God’s image.
— Bob Hentzen, Co-founder