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Talaso with her children outside their home in Marsabit, Kenya. Photo: Thom Flint/Caritas Australia

Your monthly donation can create lasting change for Brave Women

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Can help families living in vulnerable communities around the world

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Brave women endure unimaginable challenges every day

Women in areas prone to conflict and poverty face unimaginable hardships every day. They endure injustice, hunger, and extreme challenges, often going without food to ensure their children can eat. With limited education and income-generating opportunities, these women struggle to support themselves and their families, trapped in a cycle of poverty. But with your support, we can change this.

A beacon of courage: Meet Talaso

In the arid expanses of northern Kenya, Talaso, a 20-year-old mother, was once supported by her thriving livestock that dotted the landscape around her. Talaso's world now looks very different due to a relentless drought. The very foundation of her family's livelihood—her livestock—has been nearly wiped out, leaving behind a harsh reality of scarcity. 

"Life used to be easier," Talaso recalls. "We never faced droughts like these. Our livestock were not just animals; they were our sustenance, our income, our comfort. Now, everything has vanished. No food, no water, just a relentless struggle for survival."

This is where you, as a Champion for Change, can make a profound difference.

Talaso is a mother who exemplifies bravery. Despite the daily struggles, she goes hungry to ensure her children have enough to eat. Her story is one of many, highlighting the resilience and courage of women in similar situations. With your monthly support, Talaso and others like her can access the resources they need to build a better future.

Stand with women like Talaso. Become a Champion for Change by giving a monthly gift today.

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Talaso, a Kenyan mother, faces a future of drought and starvation. Credit: Thom Flint, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development
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Talaso, a Kenyan mother, faces a future of drought and starvation. Credit: Thom Flint, Catholic Agency for Overseas Development

Transforming lives: how your support makes a difference

You can put your compassion into action every single month to partner with some of the world’s most vulnerable people. You can help drive this change and be an integral part of creating lasting, positive change by helping to improve access to food security, clean water, and education.

Every month, your gift helps support those who need it most. It helps fund the long-term support and programs vulnerable people and communities need to create sustainable and just futures.

Becoming a Champion for Change ensures that women like Talaso have access to clean water, nutritious food, and educational training to empower these women to earn a living, grow food, and support their families, breaking the cycle of poverty.

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Empower women, change lives: Be a Champion for Change

As a Champion for Change, your support creates lasting, positive change through access to clean water, food security, and education. With your commitment, we can address these critical challenges together.

Water

Over 2.2 billion people lack access to safe and clean water, compromising their health and wellbeing. Your regular gift helps us bring clean, accessible water to communities, transforming daily lives and ensuring a healthier future.

Education

Nearly 690 million individuals face the harsh reality of hunger, with many experiencing extreme conditions that threaten their health, education, and livelihoods. Through your support, we can provide sustainable food solutions, ensuring families have the nourishment they need to thrive.

Food Security

Education is a fundamental right, yet 250 million children are currently out of school. Your contributions support educational initiatives, opening doors to opportunity and employment for those who would otherwise be left behind.

With your support we can create lasting change.

Our extensive network means we can support communities across 36 countries and 90 partners.

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Talaso and her children, Ethiopia, face severe drought as a result of failed consecutive rainy seasons. Photo credit: Thom Flint/CAFOD

Become a Champion for Change by giving a monthly gift

I'd like to make this donation

I would like to give

a month can help two women in rural Zimbabwe tackle hunger through conservation farming training
can help support training for child's club management in Nepal.

Other amount

Can help families living in vulnerable communities around the world

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible

Your monthly gift today changes the lives of other women

These women, facing unimaginable challenges, have been able to transform their lives with your support.

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Priscilla feeds her broiler chickens at her home in Hwange district, north western Zimbabwe. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Priscillas journey from drought to harvest

Priscilla lives in Zimbabwe with her husband and grandchildren. Severe droughts worsened by climate change led to food insecurity in her community. Through the Zimbabwe Integrated Community Development Program, supported by Caritas Australia, Priscilla learned conservation farming techniques. She now grows drought-resistant crops and started poultry farming, providing a stable income and ensuring her grandchildren can attend school.

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Ronita (22) smiles as she holds her sons, Egzy Grey (3) and Clark (5), in their small home in Quezon City, Philippines. Photo: Richard Wainwright/Caritas Australia

Ronita's journey to support her children

Ronita, from the Philippines, faced poverty due to poor healthcare and education access. With support from Caritas Australia's programs, she gained access to healthcare and educational opportunities. This empowered her to support her family and work towards a sustainable future​

Clean Water, Bright Future: Leaia's Triumph

Leaia, from Samoa, struggled without a reliable source of clean water. Caritas Australia's local partner, Caritas Samoa, installed a water tank at her home, significantly improving her family's health and living conditions. This support ensured that Leaia's children could attend school regularly and live healthier lives.

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.