More specifically, in 2021, FACSI received 43
applications for financial assistance, and was only able to fund 20 of these projects.
The total requested in the applications amounted to €2,162,962, and the 20 approved
projects received €931,679, or 43% of the total requested.
Some details: in 2021, 8 projects from the Conference
of Africa and Madagascar were accepted (46.7% of the amounts allocated), 5
projects from South Asia (27.5%), 3 projects from Latin America and the
Caribbean (10.5%), and 1 project from the European Conference (4.3%). The distribution of funds by apostolic ministries
was: the educational and intellectual ministry received €411,036 (or 44.12% of
the total funds), the pastoral ministry received €397,598 (42.67%), the social
apostolate received €73,044 (7.84%), and other Jesuit works received €50,000
is worth recalling that FACSI was one of the initiatives set up by Fr Pedro
Arrupe during his time as General. He saw it as a means to make all Jesuits
aware of the needs of their companions who live and work in difficult contexts;
in his view, FACSI was a project to promote the universal character of the
Society of Jesus.