Vulnerable communities are at the heart of Caritas’ integrated community development work in Asia. Our work is defined by the people’s own needs in agriculture, forestry, income-generating projects, and access to clean water, information and community health care. Such work benefits the economic and overall well-being of the people.
We work with partners in Nepal in South Asia, and Cambodia, Timor Leste and West Papua in South-East Asia, Afghanistan in Central Asia and Palestine in the Middle-East.
Our programmes address food security; small business development to assist family incomes; sustainable farming methods; business management and accounting; soil and water conservation and development, health clinics and training in health; education; clean drinking water; land rights; advocacy; environment and climate change, including adaptation and mitigation; and indigenous peoples rights.
Caritas also supports human rights efforts, inter-faith dialogue and peace building, local NGOs, community leadership, addressing gender imbalance, disaster risk reduction and movements for democratic change.