The following quotes come from some of the 7,000 people and families around the world taking part in the EoC project by sharing their needs but always within a relationship of substantial reciprocity.
These people choose, as do all participating in the EoC, to be part of the worldwide communion of the EoC. They have overcome their reluctance to let others know their financial needs with an openness as precious as the openness of those who decide to share their financial resources.
"Since the project to help people in need began, I always contributed with great joy. I never imagined that one day I would find myself among those in need of help. This year I cannot give my contribution; I can only communicate my needs with the certainty that in front of God both things have the same value: both are ‘giving’. I experienced that I am part of a big family in which sometimes we give and sometimes we receive.” (Brazil)
"Thank God for the care that He provides for my 3 children and me. Thanks to the aid that arrives regularly, I could send my children to school and buy a sewing machine. This enabled me to work and take care of my family after my husband died." (Colombia)
"The financial aid that I received allowed me to conclude my studies and to get to know the lifestyle of an EoC business. Since then, many things have changed inside me. Before, I had a deep hatred for rich people. I thought that they didn’t care about the poor and that they only cared about themselves. Today, I understand that love put in practice in a business changes everything.” (Philippines)