Category: France

13th edition of the international fundraising seminar in May 2022

Between May 23 and 25, 2022, the fundraising managers of the organizations in the international network of PFPs met in Paris for two days of reflection. The organizations present were: Les Petits Frères des Pauvres – France; Amigos de los Mayores – Spain; Asociația Niciodată Singur – Romania; Stowarzyszenie mali bracia Ubogich – Poland; Freunde […]

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Haiti: Opening of a Health Center, a dream come true

A partner of the Petits Frères des Pauvres organization since 2018, the Saint Croix Congregation is dedicated to serving the poorest and most vulnerable. The parish of Guadalupe in the commune of Carrefour is thus developing projects to support the very vulnerable population of the commune. The desire to open a health center is the […]

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It’s never too early to commit

December 5th was the World Volunteer Day, celebrating commitment at all ages. The health crisis has pushed many young people to volunteer for different causes… But what about their representations on aging? How do young people view aging? This is what a recent study by CSA and Domitys attempted to find out. The study focuses […]

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The digital divide: a problem that affects all countries!

According to recent studies by the French National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE), 16.5% of the French population suffers from “illectronism”, or the inability to use digital tools. People over 75 are the most affected (67.2%). This was already the observation made by the French association Petits Frères des Pauvres , whose 2018 […]

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1 October, International Day of Older Persons – This year, the PFP are mobilizing citizens

Since 1990, every year the world celebrates the International Day of Older Persons on October 1st, which was initiated by the United Nations to raise awareness of the issues affecting older persons. As it is estimated that the aging of the world’s population is accelerating and that, by 2050, the proportion of people over 60 […]

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Summer of the Petits Frères des Pauvres around the world

This summer 2021, the volunteers and employees of the member organizations or partners of the Federation of the Little Brothers of the Poor have again done their utmost to break the solitude of the elderly! For several months, isolated people have been even more lonely because of the health crisis and their psychological situation has […]

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Chatting, a solution to fight against isolation?

Calling your grandparents to talk about anything and everything or an elderly neighbor to discuss the weather… conversations that may seem trivial but are in fact vitally important… Petits Frères des Pauvres reveals why, in an article published in July 2021 “Is the weather going to be nice this weekend?” or “What did you eat […]

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Vacations for all!

“Where are you going on vacation this summer?” … This is simply THE question that people who are even slightly interested in you naturally ask. And yet! How can you not feel even more on the fringe of society when you don’t have or no longer have access to vacations for financial reasons, loss of […]

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A French study on the consequences of the health crisis on older adults

The French non-profit organization Petits Frères des Pauvres publishes a new report analyzing the effects of the health crisis on older adults, following a first report published in June on the effects of lockdown. This report shows the determining impact of living conditions, vulnerabilities and the fragility of social ties on the experience of this […]

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