Project Compassion 2014

Your support of Project Compassion offers hope to the millions of families who fight for justice, peace and survival every single day.




Each year, Project Compassion runs during the six weeks of Lent when we invite people across Australia to help raise money to end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity.

This year, we focus on the desire for everyone to have a full and beautiful life, within the surroundings of a safe and secure home. “Men and women of all times and all places desire a full and beautiful life... a life that is not threatened by death but that can mature and grow to its fullness.” - Pope Francis.

Please show your support this Project Compassion to help end poverty and promote justice for many more people living in vulnerable communities like Maristely.



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Being a part of MDF has given me awareness of my dignity ... I live in a better place and we are recognised for that."
Maristely, Brazil

Donations to Project Compassion support our life-changing aid and development programs around the world. They are the lifeblood of Caritas Australia and allow us to continue the vital work that we do.

The program featured in this year's Project Compassion film above is the Capacity Building for Full Participation in Civic Life program, run by the Movimemto de Defesa do los Favelados (MDF) and supported by Caritas Australia. It works in the favelas (slums) of Brazil’s Sao Paulo and aims to address social and political issues through community participation and empowerment. It also provides access to clean water, sanitation, and important infrastructure such as community and childcare centres. Through your support, MDF and Caritas Australia are able to help communities build a better place to live. This is just one example of the life-changing work your donation could support.

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