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The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.
We are GLOBAL NEIGHBOURS
We believe that everyone in the world has the right to live their lives with dignity. That’s why we work through the local Catholic Church and other partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East to fight poverty and injustice, wherever the need is greatest.
We’re a member of Caritas International – a group of over 160 Catholic agencies from around the world – known as ‘the helping hand of the Church’. Because we work through the local Church we can reach people and places that others can’t.
We are ROOTED IN THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
We are the official aid agency for the Catholic Church in England and Wales. Guided by the values of compassion, solidarity and hope, we are rooted in the Catholic community. Together, with the help of our volunteers, we put our faith into action to help our sisters and brothers living in extreme poverty to reach their full potential, regardless of religion or culture.
We are HELPING PEOPLE HELP THEMSELVES
No one wants to live on handouts. Our priority is to equip people with skills and opportunities to live with dignity, support their families and give something back to their communities.
We are FACING THE TOUGHEST CHALLENGES
Conflict. Climate change. Inequality. HIV and AIDS. Together, we tackle challenges head on every day, using our passion and expertise to bring about positive change.
We are THERE IN A CRISIS
We support local organisations who can act fast, providing food, water and shelter for people who have lost everything. And we’re there in the months and years that follow too, helping people rebuild their lives and prepare for whatever the future holds.
We are SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE
When international bodies and governments make decisions that damage poor communities, we must speak out.
Campaigning works – it can take years of effort or be as simple as signing a petition. Cancelled debt, increased aid for water and sanitation, action on climate change and a clamp down on corruption have all come as a result of taking action together.
We are LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
Each year, tens of thousands of young people discover our work at school or in groups – from volunteers, teachers and classmates.
We inspire young people to be the change they want to see in their communities and worldwide.
We are TRUSTED
The amount of money we receive and exactly how we spend it changes each year. But one thing stays the same – our commitment to spending it wisely.
Out of every £1 we spend, 88p goes on vital emergency relief and development work in the world’s poorest communities, as well as education and lobbying work in the UK, with only 12p spent on raising more money so that our work can continue.
We are INSPIRED BY ORDINARY PEOPLE “We were just doing what we ought to do, remembering that we are all God’s children.” - Elspeth Orchard
Elspeth Orchard is just one of the extraordinary Catholic women who helped organise the first Fast Day in1960 that raised over £6,000.Two years later, CAFOD was born.
We are EXTRAORDINARY TOGETHER
“When you’re alone, you’re afraid, but we are stronger together. We know what the problem is. We help each other.” - Ligia Brigones
Ligia Brigones supports women in Nicaragua to stand up for their rights.
You are CAFOD
None of our work is possible without you. Join us today and put your faith into action.
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CAFOD works in communities across Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face. We work wherever the need is greatest, with people of all faiths and none.
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