Organisation set up in 1967 and member of Emmaus International since 1971.
Swallows of Finland is a group which provides long-term support for projects run by non-governmental organisations in the South. For over 50 years, the group has been supporting day care centres run by Emmaus Cuna Nazareth in Lima, Peru. Since 2011, Swallows of Finland has also been supporting a new recycling centre run by la Cuna Nazareth, located in Pachacamac, in partnership with three other Finnish organisations that are also part of Emmaus. The Swallows also work with Indian organisations such as the Self-Employed Womens Association (SEWA) which fights for the rights of Adivasi and Dalit women the most marginalised women in Indian society.
In order to support these organisations, Swallows of Finland receives subsidies from the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, receives donations, sells artisanal goods made in India and Peru and puts on events for the general public.