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 1.7 million lives

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Education

104,351

people accessed quality education

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Health

1 million

people accessed quality healthcare, clean water and improved sanitation

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Livelihoods

89,201

people improved their livelihoods and increased their earning potential

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Human Rights

1.2 million

people educated on their human rights and how to defend them

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Emergency Assistance

49,862

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
2022-2026
Strategy

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.

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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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Leave a legacy gift in your will to support missionaries

Plant a Seed. Grow your legacy. Include a gift in your will for Misean Cara.

Our Supporters

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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.

 

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