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Caritas Nepal is a non-profit organization solely devoted to the service of the poor, most disadvantaged, and marginalized people irrespective of caste, creed, ethnicity, and nationality.

The organization was founded in 1990 by the Catholic Church to respond to the devastating floods and other natural disasters that occurred.

Caritas Nepal applies animation approach and sector-specific participatory approaches to empower the poor, marginalized, and disadvantaged class of people to reduce poverty, hunger, secure humanitarian assistance in the situation of man-made and natural emergency and therefore to realize social justice and peace.

With the vision of creating peaceful, equitable and just society, where there is solidarity among people and respect for human dignity, Caritas Nepal works on the sectors of social justice and community development, disaster risk management, sustainable livelihoods, migrants, refugee and anti-trafficking, emergency and recovery supports as well as advocacy on social concerns.

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Mission

Caritas Nepal, as social arm of the Catholic Church in Nepal,
strives to build resilient communities capable of leading their own
development by empowering the marginalized, disadvantaged, and
vulnerable communities.

Vision

A peaceful, equitable just society; where there is solidarity among
people and respect for human dignity

Registered as a Non-Governmental Organization under Nepal’s District Administration Office, Lalitpur, with the registration no: 85/047/48, and in accordance with the Society Registration Act 2034 B.S, Caritas is the social service arm of the Catholic Church in Nepal and member of the Caritas International confederation and Caritas Asia.

It is also affiliated with Nepal’s Social Welfare Council (SWC) under registration no: 248-356.