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




people accessed quality education



1 million

people accessed quality healthcare, clean water and improved sanitation




people improved their livelihoods and increased their earning potential


Human Rights

1.2 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.

September is My Legacy Month

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

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 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.

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 – Upholding the Right to Quality Education

Read our guest blog on the website of the Irish Forum for Global Education! Click here to read about the...

Budget 2024 – Help Us in Reaching the Furthest Behind

Conflict, Climate, Hunger: A Call to Action Yesterday, Misean Cara joined with other Dóchas members in the launch of a...

We’re Hiring! Fundraising and Grants Officer

Misean Cara is recruiting for a fundraising professional with experience in grants research and preparation and donor relationship building, to...
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