Mother Teresa helped poor people by feeding and dressing them, and caring for the sick. She believed that it was God's call for her to help the poor.
Mother Teresa acquired basic medical training before she started helping the poor. At first, she started her work on her own with very little support. At times, she was forced to borrow food so that she could feed the hungry. Later, she was joined by several women, forming the Missionaries of Society. She established orphanages, clinics, nursing homes and leper colonies to ensure that people were cared for, and she received world recognition because of her charitable activities.