The Catholic Agency For Overseas Development (CAFOD), previously known as the Catholic Fund for Overseas Development, is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales and is part of Caritas International, a group of over 160 Catholic agencies from around the world, known as the helping hand of the Church.

Across the world, CAFOD brings hope and compassion to poor communities, standing side by side with them to end poverty and injustice. CAFOD work with people of all faiths and none. Inspired by Scripture and Catholic Social Teaching, and the experiences and hopes of people living in poverty, CAFOD works for a safe, sustainable and peaceful world.


The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) was founded in 1906 by Margaret Fletcher. Her ideals were based on common fellowship, the promotion of religious, intellectual and social work and the encouragement of women to look beyond the family and be involved in parochial and world affairs.

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Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds. Their mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.