After more than 40 years of starting and working in various social development projects around the world, the Legion of Christ and the Regnum Christi Movement created an organization to group and consolidate a range of Christian charity projects into a single effort. Such a consolidation allows them to work more efficiently and professionally, and to help even more people.
In the summer of 2004, the Altius Foundation was founded as an international Catholic organization dedicated specifically to improving the lives of the most underprivileged in society. Through its educational, health, and social development projects, Altius builds up poor families and communities in Latin America.
The Altius Foundation operates the network of Mano Amiga (Helping Hands) schools for thousands of needy boys and girls, thus giving them access to a solid education program. It also operates various health centers and a telemedicine program in conjunction with the Latin American Center for Social Responsibility of the Anahuac Network of Universities, at the service of indigenous Mexican communities. Altius coordinates centers of community development and organizes a countless number of activities to serve the poor, while also working with other charitable organizations around the world, sharing the same ideals and supervising various projects in common.
To fulfill its mission, the Altius Foundation has offices in Monterrey (Mexico), Mexico City, Santiago (Chile), Sao Paulo (Brazil), and Barcelona (Spain). In the United States, it operates through an alliance with Catholic World Mission, with headquarters in Connecticut.
If you would like to know more about the projects of the Altius Foundation, follow this link. Their web page includes a monthly newsletter which can also be seen online. Subscription to the newsletter is free and it is sent over e-mail.
The following video presents a basic overview of the social and evangelizing work of the Altius Foundation.