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Improve the lives of 10M refugees by 2020

We have a duty to our brothers and sisters who, for various reasons, have been forced to leave their homeland: a duty of justice, of civility and of solidarity.

— His Holiness Pope Francis

You can be part of The Challenge in three ways


Funds go to a U.S. 501(c)(3) foundation that will distribute 95% of all collected funds to the 13 organizations supporting refugees.


With a donation between $10 to $1,000 you become part of a community of changemakers and you will be remembered for that. With a donation of more than $1,000, you willl also have the chance to win the "Gold Donors Lottery" and receive an award for your generosity!


The community of people who want to make our world a better place.


From the pool of applications around the world, two committees—one comprised of recognized ethicists and one of professional businesspeople—have selected the top 13 businesses that most effectively and sustainably improve the lives of refugees, migrants and internally-displaced people, while embodying the principles of what His Holiness Pope Francis calls a "social economy," one that works for everyone, everywhere.

They support the challenge

Why wouldn’t you?

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Turkson

Presidente del Pontificio Consiglio della Giustizia e della Pace

Eric Harr

Co Founder & CEO

Ahmad Ashkar

Co-Founder // Founder & CEO, Hult Prize

Ibrahim AlHusseini

Co-Founder // Managing Director, Full Cycle Fund

Rick Parnell

Founding Partner // Former COO, United Nations Foundation

Reema Khan

Founding Partner // Founder, CEO, Green Sands Equity

Chade-Meng Tan

Founding Partner // Chairman, Billion Acts of Peace

Jeff Cherry

Founding Partner // Executive Director, Conscious Ventures Lab

Her Excellency Reem AlHashimy

Founding Partner // Emirates Minister of State and Managing Director for the Dubai World Expo 2020 Bid Committee

Brendan Doherty

Founding Partner // Co-Founder, Forbes Impact

Tim Shirk

Advisor // Managing Director, Ritchie Family Office, Fox River

Giuseppe Saviano

Production Manager

Thomas Ermacora

Co-Founder // impact entrepreneur, urbanist, founder of Clear Village, Advisor to World Economic Forum

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About Us

The Laudato Si' Challenge Crowdfunding has been inspired by a partnership between two organizations that aim to change the world:

The Laudato Si Challenge 2018: Inspired by his Holiness Pope Francis' 2015 encyclical, Laudato Si', The 2018 Laudato Si' Challenge is to sustainably improve the lives of 10 million refugees, migrants and internally-displaced people by 2020.

LITA.co: Which stands for Live. Impact. Trust. Act. — is the #1 crowd-investing platform dedicated to an inclusive, online finance to support the sustainable development goals.

Eric harr Co-founder & ceo, the Laudato SI' Challenge

LITA.co is a shining example of what His Holiness Pope Francis calls “a social economy,” one that works for everyone, everywhere and it’s going to make The Laudato Si’ Challenge more inclusive 
- which is a beautiful thing.

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Eva sadoun co-founder & ceo, lita.co

Our vision is transform finance and to make it more inclusive, sustainable and transparent by offering impact investments accessible to all people. LITA.co makes it possible for you to solve humanity’s biggest social and ecological challenges with your money.

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