International Development Aid

EFCF workers have been involved in International Aid and Development work from the beginning of the movement’s history in the late 19th Century.

The first workers to reach the remote Himalaya region in the early 1900’s introduced apple-farming and founded a weaving school and factory that is still functioning today. They were the first Finnish catalysts for development in Asia.

The Picture Today
From 1980 EFCF has received 3,46 million Euros in project support from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Government of Finland which was channelled to 28 projects in ten countries.

EFCF has also financied many other development projects without State funding.

Education and Health
EFCF’s projects have been focussed on Education and Training and Medical and Rehabilitation work. These areas represent EFCF’s strengths.