This appointment is made owing to the Vicente Ferrer Foundation’s social action in Anantapur, Andra Pradesh, India, where it has contributed to rescue thousands of people from poverty through sustainable development, i.e. universal conservation agriculture, microloans, water provision, health care and education. The foundation has some 150,000 sponsored children in its care; it employs 1,800 people, operates five hospitals – one specialising in patients with AIDS – and more than one thousand schools, benefiting two and a half million people in more than 2,000 municipalities in the Indian state where it is based.
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    2011