Talaso is a mother of two living in northern Kenya. Photo: Thorn Flint / CAFOD

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The difference you can make as a Champion for Change

Your regular gift can mean the difference for people like Talaso, supporting with food security, education and income generation. You can help vulnerable communities change their lives. You can be Champion for Change

As a Champion for Change you join a special community of Caritas Australia supporters. Together, we can make a lasting impact for people living in poverty and work towards a world where all may thrive. 

You will help to create a sustainable future for vulnerable communities as together we work alongside our partners on long-term programs that tackle the issues that matter most to them. The guarantee of ongoing funds provided by your monthly donation means that we can create genuine, lasting change and:

  • plan for the future
  • improve our programs
  • significantly increase our reach to help even more people in need.

Be a Champion for Change to build futures of hope for people in need around the world.

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How Champions for Change are transforming lives 

When Rosalie from the Democratic Republic of the Congo was only 15 years old, she navigated battlefields and did all she could to stay alive.

When she left the army years later, Rosalie struggled to adjust to civilian life, with her childhood ripped from her and her education cut short by the war. She missed out on developing valuable skills and knowledge to help her secure employment and provide for her family.

Your regular gift can support people like Rosalie to change their lives. Through the support of our partners, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) and Caritas Bukavu, Rosalie was able to reintegrate into society and has now become an entrepreneur and a respected community leader.

Become a Champion for Change today and empower people like Rosalie to break the cycle of poverty.


From her life as a former child soldier in the DRC, Rosalie is a now a business owner, a community leader and a role model for other ex-combatants seeking to readjust to civilian life. Photo: Arlette Bashizi/CAFOD
From her life as a former child soldier in the DRC, Rosalie is a now a business owner, a community leader and a role model for other ex-combatants seeking to readjust to civilian life. Photo: Arlette Bashizi/CAFOD
Rosalie with her husband and seven children outside their home in the Buvaku region in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo: Arlette Bashizi/CAFOD

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As a Champion for Change your support will provide:


Strengthening access to clear water for better health and sanitisation outcomes. 


Skills training including literacy, numeracy and sustainable agriculture practices. 

Food Security

Improving nutrition, income and general food security. 

You can change the lives of brave women like Talaso

Talaso is a 20-year-old mother living in northern Kenya. She and her husband lived comfortably, until the drought killed almost all the livestock they relied on to earn a living.  

“When we were young, we didn’t have to stress, there were no droughts like this. We’d just take care of our livestock. Our lives were comfortable then,” Talaso said.  

“The life now is so difficult. There is no food, there is no water, the livestock are no longer here. We used to have livestock and we used to sell the livestock and get food. Now everything is gone, and we have a very difficult life now.” 

For the past three years, Talaso and her family have endured consecutive years of low rainfall. As a pastoralist, Talaso relies entirely on her livestock for meat, milk and income generation. But the prolonged drought currently striking Kenya, has meant that she no longer has enough livestock to sell and earn income to buy food and pay for her children’s education.   

Support brave women like Talaso today by becoming a Champion for Change.


Talaso is a mother of two living in Marsabit, northern Kenya. Photo: Thom Flint/CAFOD
Talaso is a mother of two living in Marsabit, northern Kenya. Photo: Thom Flint/CAFOD

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would prefer to sign up as a monthly donor offline or would like to update your existing Regular Giving details, please download our printable Monthly Giving form and return it to Caritas Australia, PO Box 9830, Sydney 2001. Alternatively, you can give us a call us on 1800 024 413, or email questions@caritas.org.au.

Your regular donations support long-term development programs and humanitarian aid around the world, including Africa, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the Pacific.

Giving on a regular basis, even if it’s a small amount, helps to create lasting change for vulnerable communities by providing long-term support. Our partners on the ground can plan for the future and work with Caritas Australia to improve program efficacy and outcomes for people living in poverty. It also enables us to respond quickly to crises when they happen, and provide lifesaving access to water, healthcare, food and shelter.

You may choose to donate regularly via credit card or direct debit. To donate via credit card you can sign up here on our website, or you may phone our friendly Supporter Care team on 1800 024 413 (toll-free).  

To donate via direct debit please download and complete our Monthly Giving Form and post it back to the address detailed at the bottom of this form.  

When you sign up to become a monthly donor, your chosen donation amount will be charged to your nominated payment option on the 15th of each month.

We do not currently have the option to update payment details on our website. If you’d like to update this information, please reach out to our friendly Supporter Care team on 1800 024 413, email questions@caritas.org.au, or write to us at GPO Box 9830, Sydney, NSW 2001. 

If you would like to update your contact details you may either click on the link at the bottom of a recent email you have received from Caritas Australia or use the aforementioned methods of contact. 

Yes, we provide an annual summary statement of your regular donations at the end of the financial year. You can expect to receive this in mid-July either via post or email, based on your subscription preferences. 

Everyone’s financial circumstances can change and we recognise that you must take care of your own needs before you can help those of others. Please give us a call on 1800 024 413 to discuss alternative arrangements or to pause or cancel your regular donations.

Of course. If you’d like to take a temporary break from giving regularly to Caritas Australia, please contact our Supporter Care team on 1800 024 413 or email questions@caritas.org.au to arrange this. 

You can always change the amount or types of communications you receive from us. Please call us on 1800 024 413 or email neighbours@caritas.org.au and we can tailor our communications to suit you. Alternatively, you may click the link at the bottom of a recent email you have received to update your subscription preferences. 

Yes! You can always change your regular giving amount to what is right for you and your personal circumstances.