Every day, Caritas Australia and our local partners are supporting people in need around the world. We are assisting them to break free from the cycle of poverty, regardless of their ethnicity, political beliefs, gender or religion. Our work includes:
Responding to emergencies such as the food crisis in East Africa.
Implementing Disaster Risk Reduction strategies, particularly in the Pacific Islands, where villagers are experiencing rising sea levels due to climate change.
Helping farmers with sustainable agricultural practices, such as the Farmer Field School in Nepal.
Building water catchments in regions like Ethiopia, so communities have access to fresh, clean water and are able to grow crops.
Providing access to education and workshops in regions of South-East Asia, so vulnerable people can learn new skills.
Training rural midwives in quality antenatal, delivery and postnatal care for women in rural areas.
Alleviating poverty in Indigenous Australia through projects such as the Tjanpi Desert Weavers which generate an income and provide sustainable development opportunities for women in rural communities.
Advocating for fair policies in Australia where these policies directly impact our partner communities.
We rely on people like you to care about your fellow human beings and the world around you. We hope to make more people aware of the causes of injustice and poverty, and encourage them to take action too.
There are lots of ways to get involved in Caritas Australia.
For nearly 50 years we’ve demonstrated our careful management of funds. Be assured you are supporting an efficient and effective organisation committed to good stewardship of the resources in our care. We strive to keep our administration and fundraising costs at or below 10% of our income every year.
Remember you may be one person, but individuals can make life-giving decisions.
Phone: 1800 024 413