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.

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

Climate Action Awards

Misean Cara members address the impact of Climate Change on the most vulnerable with projects that build resiliency, from sustainable livelihoods to climate friendly farming methods, cleaner cooking fuels and forestry practices that prevent biodiversity loss.

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

Project Monitoring Visits

This year, after more than two years of pandemic travel restrictions, Misean Cara staff have resumed in-person visits to our members in the field, to conduct monitoring and evaluation of their projects.

Latest News & Blogs


International Day of Education 2023 – To Invest in People, Prioritise Education

Today, according to UNESCO figures, 244 million children and youth are out of school and 771 million adults around the...

Call for Proposals – Provision of Annual Statutory Audit Services

Misean Cara is accepting proposals for the provision of annual statutory audit services to Misean Cara. The duration of this...

How are the Girls? – A Report into the Impact of COVID-19 on Girls’ Education and Welfare

#UNHumanRightsDay Since March 2020, 111 million students have dropped out of school in developing countries, many of them girls. In...