Through our global Church network, one of the largest in the world, CAFOD reaches out to people living in poverty with practical help.

Our local experts across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East ensure support reaches those in need, regardless of religion or culture.

We stand in solidarity with our sisters and brothers around the world as they face challenges such as poverty, conflict, and climate change. Responding quickly when emergencies strike, we commit to communities for the long run with ongoing support. Advocating for justice, we also work to change the structures that keep people poor.

There is no force in the world more powerful than love. Love which calls us to care for our neighbour, to strive for peace and confront injustice.

Our mission is to put this love into action so a local midwife can deliver a healthy baby into its mother’s arms; parents, earning a fair wage can proudly send their children to school; a community, working hand-in-hand with an engineer can bring life-giving water to their village.

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and part of Caritas International.

Gifts in Wills fund over a third of our long-term support to help people out of poverty. By including a gift to CAFOD in your Will, you can make a lasting difference, and help build a better world for our global family.