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Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

The history of the Order shows how the foresight of Father Michael J. McGivney, whose cause for sainthood is being investigated by the Vatican, brought about what has become the world's foremost Catholic fraternal benefit society. The Order has helped families obtain economic security and stability through its life insurance, annuity and long-term care programs, and has contributed time and energy worldwide to service in communities.

The Knights of Columbus has grown from several members in one council to more than 13,000 councils and 1.7 million members throughout the United States, Canada, the Philippines, Mexico, Poland, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Panama, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, Guatemala, Guam and Saipan.

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Team Activity

  • Susanna
    Susanna received a loan from Steve&Connie to purchase a vehicle to transport the churchkhela (traditional Georgian candle-shaped candy) she produces to the marketplace.
  • Davide
    Davide received a loan from Douglas to buy high-quality seeds to plant and to sell.
  • Kalsada
    Kalsada received a loan from Robert to purchase fair-trade coffee from 290 Filipino smallholder farmers, boosting their incomes by 60%.
  • Apu Saywa Group
    Apu Saywa Group received a loan from Robert to buy merchandise such as rice, sugar, milk, oil, Christmas cake, soft drinks and beer.
  • Solução Group
    Solução Group received a loan from Caleb to buy disinfectant, soap, brooms and other items.
  • Daniel
    Daniel received a loan from Caleb to buy more clean cook stoves, LPG gas stoves and cylinders, and other energy-saving electrical appliances for resale.
  • Mahi
    Mahi received a loan from Logan to assist her in purchasing a commercial refrigerator, commercial oven ‎and salad stand.
  • Marc
    Marc received a loan from Douglas to purchase a solar powered recharge station to charge mobile phones and LED lights for rural households that are without electricity.
  • Xoan's Group
    Xoan's Group received a loan from Tim to purchase baby chickens to raise and sell in the future.
  • Hawa
    Hawa received a loan from Caleb to buy more used clothes to sell.

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