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Assisi Farm celebrates 40 years this week!

DSC02990smYesterday’s celebrations in Trichy. 40 years since Sr Stella started Assisi Farm and Training Center in southern India. Congratulations to Sr Stella and her team. With Sr Stella’s vision, and support from Australians, Assisi has improved the lives of thousands of people.

In 1974, Sister Stella travelled to Australia to learn dairy farming. Her goal was to improve nutrition for children and create jobs for unskilled villagers. In 1975, she return to India in the hull of a cargo ship, tending to 33 fresian cows. With her payment of 5 cows, she started Assisi farm in the south of India. Her vision continues today, not just in India but now includes Cambodia, Timor-Leste and the Solomon Islands.