Promoting a global culture of solidarity with the poor - in Haiti, Africa, and beyond. - for a more just and sustainable world   .  .  .  

Rich in Mercy Institute


"The many situations of inequality, poverty and injustice, are signs not only of a profound lack of fraternity, but also of the absence of a culture of solidarity." 

Pope Francis, World Peace Day 2014

The purposes of the Institute are


  • to promote global solidarity by linking people of the "first world" with people of the "third" or "fourth" worlds
  • to provide opportunities and inspire initiatives to serve, directly and indirectly, the spiritual and material needs of the poor,  and marginalized or oppressed peoples
  • to educate for justice and humane sustainability

"Taking the gospel as its starting point, a culture of solidarity needs to be promoted capable; of inspiring timely initiatives in support of the poor and outcast."
St. John Paul II, Ecclesia in America, #52

The Rich in Mercy Institute. (RIM) is a Pennsylvania-based, 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit corporation  founded in 2014 by Dr. Richard A. Gosser and his wife Daneen Gosser.

Inspired by the Christian Gospel, Rich in Mercy  is rooted in the “Haiti work” begun by the Rich and Daneen Gosser after their initial visit to Haiti in 1987 and carried on for more than a decade as the former “faith based” division of Partners in Progress (PIP), a nonprofit which Gosser established  in 2001 and directed until his "re-wirement" in 2014.  Rich in Mercy is open to collaboration with people of all faiths and people who do not identify with any faith tradition.

About the Rich in Mercy Institute