Why Mission Bambini

03 October 2013

Mission Bambini is a private foundation, secular and independent, established in 2000 by a previous entrepreneur: in 19 years of activity we have helped more than 1,400,000 children all over the world, with 1,600 project in 75 countries. We are working every day in Italy and the world to give a concrete help to children who are poor, sick, without education or physically and morally abused.

Reasons to choose our organization:

- Quality certification. We have chosen to follow quality knowing the commitment of many firms to do the same. We are therefore quality certified (ISO 9001).

- Joint planning of the interventions. If your firm has expertise exploitable in our areas of intervention we would like to work and make projects together to render our help to the children as effective as possible.

- Reports on the projects. We will keep you informed of the progress of our interventions, we will involve you in our initiatives and we will open the door of our projects, so you can experience how we work and how we value your help.

- Audited financial statements. For us transparency is a fundamental value. Therefore we have chosen to publish an Annual Report certified by an external auditor (Deloitte), in order to guarantee to our supporters the maximum care.

- Brand equity. We know how important is the brand for a firm and we are a partner with which you can work with all your stakeholders, to increase the brand equity of your firm.

- Measuring social impact. We believe it is important to examine what social impact our actions may have. We can work together and develop useful indicators, for example SROI (Social return on investment)

- Fiscal benefits. Your donation, your help, your support is fiscally deductible and we are at your disposal to make the most of the fiscal benefits the present legislation allows to the firms.

Become a partner

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Are you the manager of a company or a foundation? discover what we can do together and who have already worked with us.


Donate now!

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Una scuola per 700 bimbi di Tichakunda!

causali TichakundaStiamo realizzando un progetto in cui crediamo molto: la costruzione della nuova scuola del Tichakunda Center, in Zimbabwe.

Perché lo riteniamo un progetto importante?
La risposta è sui volti di 700 bambini che nel completamento di questa scuola scorgono la speranza di un futuro migliore!
Per loro infatti è l’unica possibilità di riscatto dalla condizione precaria in cui vivono. A partire dal 1995, infatti, le loro famiglie sono state sfollate da alcune delle zone più povere del Paese nella Hatcliffe Extension, insediamento provvisorio alle porte della capitale Harare, senz’acqua, elettricità e rete fognaria.


Diventa Amico del cuore! Fai una donazione regolare.

Elvis Giovanni DiffidentiAttivando una donazione periodica a sostegno di Mission Bambini ci aiuterai a salvare i bambini gravemente cardiopatici.
Ogni anno nel mondo nascono nei Paesi più poveri 800.000 bambini affetti da malformazioni congenite al cuore. La metà di loro è destinata a non raggiungere il primo anno di vita, senza un intervento tempestivo. Dal 2005 ad oggi abbiamo operato e salvato oltre 1.587 bambini cardiopatici e ne abbiamo visitati più di 12.700.
Ecco come puoi aiutarci a salvarne altri:

farmaci-cuore-di-bimbicon 30 euro al mese doni farmaci per la fase post-operatoria

volo-cuore-di-bimbicon 15 euro al mese doni 300 km di volo per l'Italia a un bambino

materiale-medico-cuore-di-bimbicon 9 euro al mese doni due giorni di cure ospedaliere


Dona subito!

Da questa pagina puoi effettuare una donazione online a favore dei nostri progetti con carte di credito in condizioni di massima sicurezza.

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Emergency aid operations

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Wars and calamities

Every year, millions of children all over the world are affected by wars and natural disasters, which cause not only casualties but also huge damages that endanger the future of entire communities. Frequently schools are destroyed and children are forced to break up their education.


In case of war and natural disasters, Mission Bambini firstly contact the local representatives to assess children’s conditions. Our aid is usually aimed at rebuilding schools and other facilities for children, is financed by fundraising campaigns which start only after deciding the destination of the money with the local representatives. The Foundation also provides first emergency aid (food, water, hygienic and sanitary material), if the local representatives are able to distribute the items rapidly and effectively.


simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati Nepal: Earthquake - April 25, 2015

2015 NepalFund given: 35,000 euros

What we have done:In the days following the earthquake, Mission Bambini donated the necessary funds to distribute food parcels to 300 families and to 160 pregnant women and mother with babies. After the first emergency aid, Mission Bambini decided to allocate a second contribution to erect 100 temporary metal sheet shelters (to provide safe shelter to 100 homeless families before the beginning of the monsoon season) and a “temporary learning center” with 2 classes, so that 30 children could go back to school.

Partner: local association Apeiron


simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati Philippines: Typhoon - November 7, 2013

2013 Filippine

Fund given: 50,000 euros 

What we have done:  10 schools rebuilt in Buruanga, one of the most stroken region.

Partner: CESVI, UniCredit Foundation


 simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati Italy - Emilia: Earthquake - May, 2012

2012 Emilia InsinnaFund given: 195,000 euros 

What we have done: 1 recreational center built at San Possidonio (MO)

Partner: Municipality of San Possidonio 



simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati Haiti and Dominican Rep.: Earthquake - January 12, 2010

2010 HaitiFund given: 252,500 euros 

What we have done: emergency aid, 2 schools rebuilt, 5 wells and 5 public toilets constructed, distribution of water purifying kits

Partner: Haiti - S.O.S. Solidaritè, Salesian Sisters Daughters of Maria Ausiliatrice, Sisters of San Vincenzo De’ Paoli; Dominican Republic - Los Amiguitos de Cristo


simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati Italy - L'Aquila: Earthquake - April 6, 2009

2009 AbruzzoFund given: 378,000 euros

What we have done: construction of 1 pharmacy dispensary and surgery, 1 community center and 1 nursery.

Partner: Municipality of L’Aquila, Municipality of Fossa, Parish of Gignano, Municipality of Segrate (MI)


simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati India, Sri Lanka and Thailandia: Tsunami - December 26, 2004

2004 tsunamiFund given: 155,000 euros 

What we have done: 
emergency aid, 2 schools and 22 houses rebuilt, fishing boats and nets purchased

Partner: India - Assist; Sri Lanka - Maristi Brothers, Perilmondo;  Thailandia - local association Naucrates

Parents, let's clean the school!

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Aim: make Italian schools more attractive and comfortable
Launch year: 2014

simbolo-PUNTO-INTERROGATIVO-problema The problem

Many of the over 41,000 state school buildings in Italy are in urgent need of ordinary maintenance or extraordinary repairs, as both serious and minor accidents frequently occur, from flaking plaster to whole ceilings crushing down in classrooms.

simbolo-CUORE-risposta The answer

With the Project “Parents, Let’s Clean the Schools!”, launched in 2015, Mission Bambini intends to make Italian state school buildings more attractive and comfortable. To achieve this aim, it supports volunteers’ groups, pupils’ parents or ordinary citizens, who help carry out ordinary repair works. The Foundation provides materials and equipment. These repair works include: painting classroom walls and corridors, varnishing grates and gates, replacing broken doors and window panes, cleaning gardens and courtyards. The project finances the purchase of fittings other than school equipment and covers the expenses for specialized labor (builders, electricians, plumbers, blacksmiths, glaziers etc.), besides paying for insurance. This project does not include extraordinary repairs. Besides promoting a process whereby citizens learn to consider and care for school buildings as part of the assets of a community, the project intends to promote the use of school buildings as places where citizens can come together and actively shape their communities. For this reason, it supports parents who plan and put ideas into practice with the aim of opening school buildings to everyone outside school hours, offering courses, workshops, sporting tournaments, competitions, neighborhood parties.

Young people at work

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Aim: Promote the employment of young people through working practice and support to social enterprises
Launch year:

 simbolo-PUNTO-INTERROGATIVO-problema The problem: 40% unemployed

According to Istat (the Italian National Institute of Statistics) surveys, around 40% of young people in Italy are unemployed: this figure refers to young persons between 15 and 24, excluding students. There are 2,4 million so-called "NEETS": young people who are not going to school, but do not have and do not even look for a job (source: Università Cattolica, Milan). Finding a job is not easy for young people living in difficult social situations, for those who have dropped out of school or for foreign minors. 

Help us!

with 20 euros you can offer a session of vocational orientation to a group of young people
- with 80 euros you can offer a week of vocational training in an enterprise to a boy or a girl
- with 300 euros you can offer a month of vocational training in an enterprise to a boy or a girl

simbolo-CUORE-risposta The answer: vocational training and Social enterprises

Through the Program "Young People at Work", Mission Bambini aims at helping young people on the labor market, especially the ones experiencing disadvantages due to their social environment. The work experiences supported by the Foundation have a strong educational value (the young people involved begin to learn a trade) and are aimed at teaching young people to act as responsible persons, especially when they are employed in enterprises with social responsibility. Our support produces long-lasting benefits: after the working experience, 40% of young people find a stable occupation within one year. Others go back to school or begin other kinds of vocational training.

  • Vocational training: With a first action, launched in 2011, the Foundation promotes the start of vocational training in factories or commercial enterprises in the area where young people live. Vocational trainings last 6 months on average. The Foundation bears the expenses for insurance, pays the trainee a monthly wage ranging from 300 to 600 Euros, provides tutoring by an educator and by a job trainer inside the company. This method has proven successful: the trainee is motivated by the economic appreciation of his or her work, the company takes advantage of a new trainee at no costs.
  • Social enterprises: With a second action, launched in 2013 and on which the Foundation has decided to place most of the project’s resources, support is provided to social enterprises that are managed by privates and that provide job opportunities for young people between 16 and 29 without previous working experience or unemployed. The Foundations contributes to start-up investments and to cover the operational costs. The supported companies can operate in any field (for example: food, catering, commerce, tourism, culture, handicrafts), but must have a market-oriented policy and they must prove their economical sustainability.

School first!

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Aim: Prevent school drop-outs and make Italian schools more attractive and comfortable
Launch year: 2006

simbolo-PUNTO-INTERROGATIVO-problema The problem: 15% drop-outs

Many students in Italy drop out of school without obtaining a qualification. According to Eurostat data, we have a 15% quota of “early school leavers”, i.e. young people between 18 and 24 who have only obtained an intermediate school certificate. 

Help us!

with 21 euros  you donate 3 afterschool hours to a children
with 50 euros  you contribute to the start of a craft room
vith 100 euros  you by the teaching materials

simbolo-CUORE-risposta The answer

With the Program “School First!”, launched in 2006, Mission Bambini supports study and homework help centers for pupils receiving compulsory education in primary and secondary schools. In the afternoons, children are free to go to an after-school center, where they can do their homework and spend time with other children of the same age-group in a positive, peaceful and stimulating environment. The project’s aims are: preventing school drop-outs by supporting learning opportunities provided by educators and volunteers; offering places where young people can meet, socialize and develop through a wide selection of cultural, recreational and sporting activities; promoting the integration of different cultures. Study help and after-school centers are mainly located in degraded urban areas where people live in poverty and destitution.

A nursery for every child

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Aim: Open new nurseries for children up to 3 from families living in difficult economic or social conditions
Launch year:

simbolo-PUNTO-INTERROGATIVO-problema The problem: 1 out of 5 children

In Italy only a little more than 1 out of 5 children aged 0-3 have access to early infancy services, against the European goal of 1 out of 3. Many families experiencing economic or social difficulties (single working mothers, families on social welfare, immigrants) do not have access to this kind of services because they cannot afford to pay high nursery fees, therefore they have nobody to look after their children.

Help us!

  • with 20 euros you pay the meal voucher for one child for a week 
  • with 30 euros you buy the diapers for the needy children
  • with 50 euros you donate a kit of education materials to one nursery

simbolo-CUORE-risposta The answer

With the Program “A Nursery for Every Child”, launched in 2006, Mission Bambini supports nurseries and playgrounds by sharing personnel costs and the expenses for repairs, equipment and rent. The nursery supported by Mission Bambini are located in various parts of Italy, especially in the Southern regions and in the more destitute areas, suburbs or small villages where no such services are available. The Foundation promotes the presence of volunteer helpers (cooking, cleaning or doing maintenance work) or assistant educators. 25% of available places are reserved for children from needy families at a reduced fee. All the child care services supported are managed by social cooperatives or associations with several years’ experience

Against Hunger, Cultivate Life

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Aim: Fight hunger and malnutrition, provide better hygiene and sanitation for children
Launch year:

simbolo-PUNTO-INTERROGATIVO-problema The problem: 3,1 millions

According to UN data, 795 million people suffer from starvation all over the world. An insufficient diet is responsible for almost half the mortality among children under 5: 3,1 million children die of malnutrition every year. In developing countries one in six children is underweight, and 66 million school children attend lessons on an empty stomach (23 million in Africa alone). Access to water is recognized nowadays as a prerequisite to ensure other inalienable human rights, among which the right to education, work and health. And yet, 750 million people in the world do not have direct access to drinking water. Most vulnerable on a global level are around 160 million children under 5 who live in areas with high risk of drought. Poor hygienic conditions due to insufficient access to water are also responsible for high rates of children mortality.

Help us to reduce children mortality!

with 30 euros you donate food to a child for one month
with 100 euros you donate a goat to a family of a child who suffers for malnutrition 
with 300 euros you contribute to the construction of a greenhouse

simbolo-CUORE-risposta The answer

With the Program “Against Hunger, Cultivate Life”, Mission Bambini supports development projects aimed at enabling rural communities in the poorest countries to become self-sufficient, as far as food supply is concerned. The Foundation applies an “integrated” approach, as it supports both agricultural development and improvement of water supplies with a long-term scope and favors projects that can be repeated in other contexts:

  • water and sanitation projects: The Foundation supports two kinds of water and sanitation projects. On the one side, those aimed at improving the hygienic and sanitary conditions of children: construction of toilets and drinking water systems, schooling on the correct use of water, on hygiene practices and on the prevention of illnesses. On the other side, those aimed at promoting agriculture: excavation of wells, construction of irrigation systems.
  • Food safety: Furthermore, the Foundation promotes actions aimed at improving food safety and children nutrition through planting school gardens, starting or promoting income producing activities like food production (corn, potatoes, tomatoes etc.) and farming. In emergency situations, the Foundation organizes food distribution.

simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultatiResults (2015)

Only in the last year Mission Bambini has helped 9,089 children thanks to 12 projects in 10 Countries: Bolivia, Cambodia, Cameroon, Eritrea, India, Kenya, South Sudan, Thailand, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Children's heart

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Elvis Giovanni DiffidentiAim: Save children with serious heart disease born in the poorest countries
Launch year:

simbolo-PUNTO-INTERROGATIVO-problema The problem: 1 million

It has been estimated that every year 1 million children are born with congenital heart disease all over the world. Around 80% are born in a poor country: half of them won’t survive beyond the first year due to lack of medical help and surgical facilities; the others will suffer serious growth problems and difficulties in their psychosomatic development, caused by pulmonary and/or circulatory handicaps.

Help them now!

volo-cuore-di-bimbiwith 15 euros you donate 300 km of flight for Italy to 1 child 
farmaci-cuore-di-bimbiwith 50 euros you donate drugs for the post surgical operation
materiale-medico-cuore-di-bimbiwith 150 euro you donate a month of hospital care for 1 child

simbolo-CUORE-risposta The answer

Mission Bambini fights to save children with serious heart disease in the poorest Countries with the program "Children’s Heart" that has 3 methods of intervention:

  • Medical volunteers’ missions: we organize periodical missions of italian volunteer doctors in the hospitals of the poorest Countires, in order to operate children with the most serious heart disease and contemporary offer training to the local doctors;
  • Transporting children to Italy and to Romania: If there is a lack of both hospitals and doctors, children are transported to Italy or to Romania (if born in an Eastern European country) where they receive surgery in hospitals. The Foundation bears the costs of the journey and the stay in Italy for the children and their companions (usually the mother).
  • Support to local hospitals: If both hospitals and health care workers are available, the Foundation supports the purchase of equipment and facility improvement or covers the costs of surgery for the poorest families.

simbolo-BERSAGLIO-risultati Results (2018)

Only in 2018 were 1.835 direct beneficiaries: 205 children operated, 1.525 children visited and 105 local doctors trained in 7 countries of intervention (Cambodia, Eritrea, Myanmar, Romania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe).