Missionaries working at the forefront of international development

Our members work in over 50 countries, empowering people to achieve a better life through education, health, sustainable livelihoods and human rights.

Our Impact

In the past year our members transformed 1.9 million lives




people accessed improved education




people benefited from better health




people increased their earning potential


Human Rights

Over 55,000

people accessed legal services and human rights support


Humanitarian Aid/
Disaster Relief

Over 97,655

people received Humanitarian and Disaster Relief aid

Where We Work

Our members work in more than
50 countries around the globe

The Missionary Approach to Development

What makes the missionary approach to international development unique? It is based on long-term, deep-rooted connections with communities that help missionaries identify, reach and prioritise the furthest behind first.

Misean Cara

Our 2022-2026 strategy builds on the long and distinguished history of Irish missionaries and their work with excluded and vulnerable communities overseas. It is a framework to help prioritise and focus our efforts to enable missionaries to maximise their impact, as we collectively work towards a vision of a better world for the furthest behind.

Focus On

Climate Action Awards

Misean Cara members address the impact of Climate Change on the most vulnerable with projects that build resiliency through sustainable livelihoods, climate friendly farming methods, cleaner cooking fuels and forestry practices that prevent biodiversity loss. Meet the winners of our annual Climate Action Awards.

You Can Help Missionaries Transform Lives

Your gift of a donation will help to support the vital development work missionaries undertake around the world and change the lives of the most marginalised and vulnerable communities.

Focus On

Project Monitoring Visits

Each year, Misean Cara staff travel to member projects around the world to visit project teams, see their work and meet the people they serve, and conduct monitoring and evaluation of their projects.

Our Supporters

Misean Cara is grateful for the ongoing support of Irish Aid and our other donors whose generosity enables us to fund the life-transforming projects of our members.


Latest News & Blogs

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The Letter: A Message for Our Earth – Film Screening

Join Misean Cara on the afternoon of Thursday 25th May, for a special screening of ‘The Letter: A Message for...

International Women’s Day 2023

Today, on International Women's Day, meet some of the women and girls participating in Misean Cara member projects who are...

Global Language Advocacy Day – Protecting Language Rights for All

By Jenny Ackermann - Misean Cara Monitoring & Results Measurement Officer The Fratelli Association (a partner of Misean Cara members...
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