Caritas Australia

Caritas Australia is part of Caritas Internationalis, an international network of 162 Catholic relief, development and social service organisations working to build a better world, especially for the poor and oppressed, in over 200 countries and territories. We help people regardless of their religion, race, gender or ethnicity.

We support communities through long-term development programs in Africa, Asia, East Timor, Latin America, the Pacific and with First Peoples here in Australia. Our focus is on providing integrated development through water and sanitation, housing, education, health, literacy, women's empowerment, income generation and sustainable agriculture.

Caritas works hard to make sure that as much aid as possible reaches those who need it. The administration/aid ratio of Caritas Australia is one of the best in the world. We keep our administration and fundraising costs at or below 10% of our income. This means that 90-92% of all money raised during an emergency appeal is sent to that country.


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AUD $5

Give Young Women An Income In Nepal

0$5 can pay for a sewing machine for one month to give vulnerable young women an income in Nepal. Nepal is one of the poorest and least developed c... Read More

AUD $9

Reduce Disease In Cambodia

$9 could provide a water filter to reduce disease and sickness in Cambodia. Cambodia is still recovering from the Khmer Rouge's brief but destr... Read More

AUD $23

Help Famine-Stricken Families In Kenya

$23 can provide maize flour to help feed a Kenyan family for a month. Caritas Australia, through the Caritas Internationalis network, one of the la... Read More

AUD $35

Give A Family A Sanitation Kit In The Ph...

$35 could provide one family with a water and sanitation kit in the Philippines. Extreme weather, earthquakes, deforestation and ongoing conflicts ... Read More

AUD $50

Provide Mosquito Nets In Kenya

$50 could provide mosquito nets to five families in Kenya. 43% of Kenyans live in extreme poverty. There is a large regional disparity in the distr... Read More

AUD $150

Support Syrian Children

$150 could help 30 children affected by the Syria crisis with psychosocial support. Caritas Australia has been deeply committed to supporting our s... Read More