“Sr. Nancy Pereira, foundress of a Fund for the Poor bank to help impoverished clients in Bangalore, India, died on July 14 at the age of 86. Her fellow sisters remembered her for her service to the poor with “joy” and “creative solidarity.”
Sr. Nancy was born at Pudukkruruchy in the state of Kerala on August 14, 1923. She made her first profession as a member of the Daughters of Maria Auxiliatrix (FMA) on January 6, 1945.
She became well-known in the early 1990s when she started the Fund for the Poor, following the example of the Nobel Peace Prize awardee the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh. According to CBCI News, clients of Sr. Nancy’s bank had to be poor people from slums or villages who lacked the opportunity to improve their livelihoods.
“She loved all of them and tried to make them aware of their rights as well as their duties and to live their dignity as children of God. She did this with joy, involving many people in her projects for doing good. Forgetful of self, she lived a life of poverty to enrich the poor,” the sisters wrote.” – “Religious Sister Who Ran Bank For India’s Poor Dies at 86″ – EWTN, Global Catholic Network
After reading this article I found over on EWTN Global Catholic Network I think that for the next few days Sr. Nancy Pereira should be kept in all of our prayers. This amazing woman led a respectable life helping the poorest of poor in Bangalore, India. She devoted her life to a very wonderful cause and set an example that many Catholics should take example from. Her kindness was extraordinary.