Dignified Living

What Is Our Dignified Living Pillar?

When you wake up in the morning, you might throw off the covers of a warm bed, fry up a tasty pan of bacon and eggs, take a hot shower and head out the door to your job. It’s hard to imagine anything less. But the fact is, millions of people around the world are struggling due to a lack of basic resources. Nearly half of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 per day — not nearly enough to pay for sufficient food, water or health care. Their lives are filled with uncertainty, and many are in desperate need of the basic resources we often take for granted.

That’s why Catholic World Mission exists — to bring a message of hope to those who feel hopeless. Our Dignified Living projects allow us to change the lives of disadvantaged brothers and sisters in Christ around the world by meeting their physical and spiritual needs.

We hope that you’ll join with us in working alongside these communities to meet their needs and share Christ!

Areas of Work

Through our Dignified Living pillar we have responded to the call of the Catholic Church to perform Corporal Works of Mercy for our brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world through: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, and visiting the sick. Responding to Christ’s call in Matthew 25:34-40.

SAFE SHELTER

PROJECT EXAMPLES:

Projects in Progress

  • South Africa Home for Poor and Forgotten
  • Nigeria School Bathrooms
  • Chile Hospital
  • Pro-Life Program in Russia

Projects Completed Thanks to Your Generosity

When you look at the poverty that exists around us, it can be easy to wonder how your gift is being used. But God can use even the smallest acts of kindness and faith in incredible ways. With your donation, you have:

  • Rebuilt a Crumbling DR Congo Orphanage
  • Provide a New Roof for a School in Nigeria
  • Sent Urgently needed Food Supply to a School in Tanzania
  • Repaired Roof in Haiti for Abandoned Elderly
  • Built Multi-Purpose Community Centers for Villagers in India
  • Shipped Needed Medical Supplies to Guatemala

Thank you! We encourage you to continue to donate to Dignified Living in support of Christ-centered organizations meeting basic human needs. And, above all, we hope you’ll support us in prayer as we bring the message of Jesus to a world in need of hope.

Recent Successes in Dignified Living Projects

Updates from around the world, made possible by you!

Haiti - CWM board members lead mission trip to MOP community. They helped repair...

CWM board members Nick Donnelly and Oscar Tanaka led a men’s mission trip to Haiti in Fall 2018 for a week of service and prayer. Their main focus was repairing the roof of one of the buildings, but they also got to spend lots of quality time with the residents.

CWM Expands to South Africa

In South Africa, the Sisters of Nazareth care for the poor through four unique outreach projects. We’re so excited to share our newest country page! Click the “Learn more” button below to learn about the Sisters of Nazareth, their ministry, see photos, & more!

Children wait together for the beginning of the dedication ceremony for their new home.

DR Congo - Ndekesha Orphanage construction complete!

Thanks to your dedicated support our beloved orphans were able to come home to Ndekesha and have moved into their newly re-constructed home! Click the “Learn more” button below to see photos from the celebration.

Cameroon - Heartbreaking news out of Nkar

Political unrest in Cameroon has caused a complete standstill in the construction of St. Mary’s School. Click the “Learn more” button below to read the most recent update we received from our partner, Fr. Eugen. Keep Cameroon in your prayers!

Chile - Construction is moving right along at our hospital in Molina!

Click the “Learn more” button below to see a video of the construction progress. Footage was captured by a drone–it’s pretty awesome!

India - New photos added of finished community centers!

Click here to see more photos of completed community centers–beacons of hope YOU helped bring to our brothers and sisters in remote parts of India. Take a minute to read Fr. Seby’s message to you, and rejoice with us!

Sri Lanka - 755 patients treated during our first-ever medical mission trip there!

In July, we teamed up with St. Joseph Vaz institute in Sri Lanka to bring much needed medical care to people in remote villages. Click here to read more and see the children and families you helped!

Sri Lanka - Bishop Harold Perera will visit Atlanta this week!

Bishop Perera will visit Atlanta later this week. Click here to learn more about his visit! You can hear him preach at All Saints Catholic Church in Dunwoody at all weekend Masses July 14-15, & St. Thomas the Apostle in Smyrna July 21-22!

Our Current Dignified Living Projects

We are a worldwide Catholic church charity with multiple projects you can choose to support. Help us change the world by supporting our projects. Scroll through some examples below:

Give a Chicken, Empower Women and Families in India

Restore the dignity of 100 women when you give them a chicken.

They Depend on You

These orphans in DR Congo are more than survivors. Thanks to you, they are “thrivers.”

The children at Holy Rosary Primary School in Nigeria need one surprising thing. You can give it to them today.

The One Surprising Thing You Can Give a Poor Child

Have you ever avoided food or water because you were afraid to use the bathroom? This may sound like your last road trip, but for these kids, it’s their every day. It may surprise you…

Sisters of Nazareth performing outreach to the poor of Johannesburg, South Africa

How to Immediately Help African Orphans Battling HIV/Aids

Their lives began in tragedy but you can help them progress in hope by…

Students in Tanzania on the Brink of Disaster

We need to send food in the next 30 days. Here’s how..

YOUR GENEROSITY MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Why Donate to a Catholic Poverty Organization Like Catholic World Mission?

When you donate to Dignified Living, your money is used to support priests, missionaries and laypeople who work with their communities worldwide to provide food assistance services for adults and children, construction of safe structures and medical support to those who live in poverty. As we address their physical needs, we’re better able to share the Gospel and invest in their spiritual futures.

When you look at the poverty that exists around us, it can be easy to wonder how your gift is being used. But God can use even the smallest acts of kindness and faith in incredible ways. With your donation, you can:

  • Fight physical poverty: Each gift is stretched to its maximum value to have the highest impact. We do this by connecting with the community in need, as well as other people or organizations invested in the area. Every dollar you give goes directly toward the goal of ongoing self-sufficiency by providing education and addressing physical and spiritual needs that reduce local poverty.
  • Reach the world for Christ: By giving to a Catholic poverty charity, you provide more than physical provisions. You ensure the Gospel is spread to “every nation, tribe, people and language” as God has called us. While we’ll never discriminate based on a person’s religion, we’ll also never distribute aid without also sharing our faith. Our money and physical support are used as an investment in the spiritual lives of those we help.
  • Honor God’s call to give: God has blessed us with gifts beyond our imagination. Many people find the best way to express their gratitude and their love of God is to give to the poor — especially through an organization that addresses both physical and spiritual needs.

Change the Lives of Those in Poverty by Giving

When you donate to a Catholic poverty organization like Catholic World Mission, the dollars you give go directly to the communities we help and will make a physical and spiritual difference in the lives of those in need. We’ll even connect you to the people your money was used to serve through regular project updates, pictures and videos, so you can see how your donation is really making a difference.

We encourage you to donate to Dignified Living in support of Christ-centered organizations meeting basic human needs. And, above all, we hope you’ll support us in prayer as we bring the message of Jesus to a world in need of hope.

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