Jesus, the Good Shepherd


Arise to Wholeness


● Awareness sessions
● Counseling
● Skill Training
● Capacity building
● Talks and group sessions
● Seminars
● Family visits
● Exposure visit
● Medical camp
● Prayer meetings
● Net working with other NGOs
● Running of crèche for infants


history of FIDES

FIDES is the brain child of Sr. Nancy Pereira F.M.A. Sr. Nancy’s passion for the poor and the suffering led her to the Ulsoor slum in 1993. Gifted with many talents of mind and heart Sr. Nancy was the pioneer of social work in the province of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Bangalore. Her enthusiasm and determination coupled with her God given talents of mind and heart she began touring the villages around her residence and the Ulsoor slum. Observing the poverty and misery in which the people were living her computer brain began to plan. She noted all the evils existing in the slum, the causes of death of children and their mothers, the sadness and misery that reigned in the families. She identified one by one the challenges – alcoholism, illiteracy, male domination, poor sanitation, ignorance, malnourishment of pregnant mothers and babies, poverty, low wages, laziness, lack of awareness of their rights, poor housing facilities, debts, lack of cleanliness, unemployment, disunity and quarrels in the families, lack of saving habits etc.

Sr. Nancy prayed for help, for strength to face these challenges. She wanted to redeem these people. Everyday practically she would come up with new ideas and new ventures to improve the situation of these people.

The result of her dream, her planning and her activity was the birth of FIDES with its focus on the holistic development of families by educating women and children. More+

The various programmes she started to respond to the above challenges are:
● Health care
● Awareness programme
● Training of women for Income Generation skills
● Formation of Self Help Groups
● Sponsorship programme
● ANC (Anti natal Care) and PNC (Pre Natal Care)
● Micro credits for families
● Nutrition Programme
● Women’s Multi-purpose co-operative societies.
● Vocational Training Centre: with Typing, computer, power machine, hand embroidery, machine embroidery, handicrafts, card making, pin lace making, zeri work etc.
● Income Generating programmes – mushrooms cultivation, silk worms growing, goat rearing, shops, etc.
● Alcohol deaddiction Hide


Sr. Nancy Pereira FMA


To ensure united and happy families by promoting health and hygiene, empowering children, young people and women at all levels, and promoting socio economic development.