For nearly 60 years, Caritas Australia has been working with communities around the world to confront the challenges of poverty. Through locally-led programs, we work with all people towards a world where all can thrive and reach their full potential.
The number of people supported in 2021/2022 through development and emergency programs.
the number of long-term development programs across Asia, Africa, the Pacific and Australia.
the number of countries Caritas Australia currently work in
When you donate to support Caritas Australia, you are helping fund life-changing programs that use local knowledge to create lasting and sustainable change.
We work in partnership with local communities on-the-ground, so that they can take control of their future and forge their own path out of poverty.
Our Strengths-Based Approach identifies and builds on the existing collective strengths of communities. This approach leads to more sustainable change, and allows everyone in the community to participate in building a better future together.
Around the world, an estimated 828 million people will go to sleep hungry tonight. We work with rural communities to learn sustainable farming techniques to grow reliable sources of food all year round.
With your support, 23,316 people adopted innovative and sustainable agricultural practices in the last financial year.
We are there, working with communities before, during and after a disaster. Through Disaster Risk Reduction activities, communities are ready to respond and recover when an emergency strikes.
In the last financial year, 15,133 people participated in the development or implementation of disaster risk reduction plans.
Through long-term programs, we work with local communities and our partners to address issues that affect poverty, supporting communities to improve their access to health, education, clean water and income generation.
Thanks to the support of people like you, 70,494 people gained improved access to drinking water in the past financial year.
Every day, women around the world are disproportionately affected by poverty, food insecurity, climate change, gender-based violence, as well as a lack of access to education, health care and employment.
In the past financial year, 46,439 people participated in sessions on gender issues and women’s equal rights.
people living in extreme poverty
people experiencing food insecurity
people without access to clean water