Lavina D'Souza is a Canossian sister from Mumbai, India. Discontinuing her studies of aeronautical sciences, she entered God's service and received a postgraduate degree in social work. Her socio-pastoral work has been with the poor in the slums of Mumbai, and the tribal groups in the states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. In her present ministry as the director of the social center in Mumbai, she uses rights-based approaches in community development programs. She uses her experiences with women and children in presentations at national conferences across India, and has participated in the 2019 national consultation for women religious.

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