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Charles de Forbin-Jansen founded Children's Mission in France in 1843 when he dared to dream that abandoned babies in China could be saved from poverty, malnutrition, slavery and death.

Charles was inspired by Pauline Jaricot and sought her advice in his work of encouraging children to help children, like Pauline's society encouraged adults to help the 'missions'. The children were asked to make small donations and pray together to help children in developing countries.

Today, Catholic Mission continues to make Charles' dream a reality by supporting millions of children in orphanages, kindergartens, refuges, hospitals, homes for the disabled and schools in their local communities.

Children's Mission is the only Catholic International Aid Agency that provides help exclusively to children.