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Explore Our Dignified Living Pillar:
Changing the Lives of Disadvantaged Communities
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!
DIGNIFIED LIVING PATRON
SAINT THERESE OF LISIEUX
Feast Day: October 1
Beatified: April 29, 1923 by Pope Pius XI
Canonized: May 17, 1925 by Pope Pius XI
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.
“Jesus does not demand great actions from us, but simply surrender and gratitude.” Saint Therese of Lisieux
Projects in Progress
- Water Tower Project in DR Congo
- Sachet Water Project in Ghana
- South Africa Home for Poor and Forgotten
- Chile Hospital
- Child Empowerment Project in Ecuador
- Pope Francis Home and School under construction in Ghana
- Help for Bangladesh after Massive Flooding
- Give sick children and blind families meals, gifts, and medical equipment
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
- Nigeria School Bathrooms
- COVID-19 Response in Georgia, US
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!
Poland - Providing Care and Refuge for Ukrainians
Thanks to your support, hundreds of displaced families from Ukraine are being welcomed into Poland with warm meals, first-aid care, and shelter!
Kenya - The CFSOP Order has been established!
Thanks to your abundant generosity, the Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have been able to establish their Order in Nairobi, Kenya!
Haiti - CFSOP a safe haven for the poorest
The Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor have continued their Children Feeding and Nutrition Outreach Program, a Mobile Clinic Service, and an Emergency Outreach Program to care for the most devastated families.
Poland - Ukraine Emergency Support
It is a true testament of faithfulness to see various organizations joining together to help those most in need. Thank you for your immediate response to the unforeseen crisis.
Ghana – Sachet Water Production Underway!
The Egyam Children’s Home has been able to purchase the necessary equipment and tools to begin its journey of self-sustainability by selling sachet water to the community.
Mexico - Fiesta de San Nicolas 2021
Solidarity Supper created a joyful space with live music, festive decorations, piñata games, and a visit from St. Nicholas in Sacred Heart Parish.
DR Congo: Meal Time at the Ndekesha Orphanage
Thanks to your continued generosity, the children at the Ndekesha Orphanage were served a nutritious meal. Nourishing the future generation of God’s kingdom is essential, and they are thankful for your selfless giving.
Nigeria: Feeding the Children at Holy Rosary
Catholic World Mission partnered with Keneolisa Charities to provide food for students at Holy Rosary Elementary School in Nigeria! These children greatly appreciate the food that was given to them during an uncertain time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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:
Sri Lanka - Send Hope and Joy this Christmas!
Send sick children and blind families meals, gifts, and medical equipment as we bring hope and joy to Sri Lanka this Advent season.
Bangladesh - Give 400 Families Care & Hope after Massive Flooding
Bangladesh is facing a lack of food, water, shelter, and medicine after experiencing major flooding that has left families displaced and homeless. YOU can send aid to 400 families in the Diocese of Sylhet and give hope to families who have lost everything.
Kenya - Help these Children Become Independent
Empower children with disabilities reach their utmost potential at St. Joseph the Worker Home in Kenya by giving them the essential care and tools they need as they work towards becoming self-reliant.
Create a Self-Sustaining Community by Cocoa Farming
We have the amazing opportunity to help Enchi’s cocoa farm produce stable income for families and increase the crops planted. With YOUR help, we can change lives by giving them the tools they need to succeed!
Help Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor Bring Hope
Help bring up 22 devoted Compassionate Franciscan Sisters of the Poor candidates who wish to fulfill their spiritual calling in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya.
Sachet Water Saves Lives
The Egyam Children’s Home in Ghana has formed a nurturing family for almost 80 orphaned children. Help this loving home become self-sufficient by purchasing the necessary parts for a KOYO machine that will produce sachet water on a large-scale.