Missionaries working at the forefront of international development

Our members work in over 50 countries, empowering vulnerable people to achieve a better life through climate resilient livelihoods, access to quality education and healthcare, and by upholding human rights.

Our Impact

In the past year our members transformed 1.9 million lives




people accessed quality education



1.5 million

people accessed quality healthcare, clean water and improved sanitation




people improved their livelihoods and increased their earning potential


Human Rights

1.4 million

people educated on their human rights and how to defend them


Emergency Assistance


people received emergency and humanitarian assistance

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

Misean Cara Annual Report 2023

In 2023, we supported 321 projects in 52 countries, implemented by 52 Misean Cara members. These projects helped to transform the lives of nearly 1.9 million people across the global south.

Misean Cara
20th Anniversary

In 2024, Misean Cara celebrates 20 years of providing support to Irish missionary congregations working around the world to empower excluded and vulnerable people to achieve a better quality of life.

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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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Misean Cara supporting missionaries overseas – an interview with CEO John Moffett on Spirit Radio FM

Speaking this week with Spirit FM Radio host Kieran Carrick, our CEO, John Moffett, shared highlights from Misean Cara's newly...

Just launched – Misean Cara Annual Report 2023!

In 2023, Misean Cara and its members played a crucial role in delivering life-transforming projects to vulnerable people around across...

Photos from our 2024 AGM & 20th Anniversary Conference

On June 26th at the Camden Court Hotel in Dublin, we were pleased to host our 2024 AGM & 20th...
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