it is with this vision that Marichia, an Italian activist, founded Spiral Foundation, an American-Italian foundation.
A vision full of humanism with a conception of solidarity that consists of both receiving and giving.
A charity that is not based on giving money to the poor, but on giving them dignity so that they, in turn, can help the community and make a positive contribution to the society that helped them. Solidarity and the environment are thus inseparable in the actions led by Spiral Foundation.
Spiral Foundations’ goal:
- To fight against exclusion, by helping the poor come out of their isolation and anonymity to give them a sense of belonging to a community, restore their self-esteem and put them on the path to integration.
- To make beneficiaries financially independent and able to support themselves and their families.
- To allow them to help others
- Contribute to the preservation of the environment by creating sectors to transform waste into beautiful creations.
Spiral Foundation has led or is leading humanitarian projects in Nepal, Vietnam and Italy
Hue in Vietnam,
Healing the Wounded Heart is a project created and supported by Spiral Foundation since 2003. A group of deaf-mute artisans imagines and manufactures objects from recycled materials using Vietnamese craftsmanship through the training they received. This activity has created not only twenty or so sustainable jobs, but also, as part of the project, medical insurance, accommodation and a meal a day. Artisans donate part of their profits to fund operations for children with heart problems. Nearly 500 operations have been financed since 2003.
a group of artisans living in poor remote areas has been supported by Spiral Foundation to create an economic sector of recycling. Thanks to this activity, the craftsmen financed the construction of a clinic and set up medical programs.
Spiral Foundation has allowed a group of refugees to create a sector of recycling of plastic waste in Rome (find their article here, or their shop). Refugees who have benefited from this project are now helping other refugees in dire situations through Emergency Onlus NGO.