CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Overseas Development)

CAFOD is the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. We help poor communities across the world to access safe water, education, healthcare and the tools and training they need to work their way out of poverty and overcome injustice. We also supply emergency aid to those hit by natural disasters and conflict; providing long-term support as they rebuild their homes and lives.

By working with trusted local organisations we can deliver help where and when it’s most needed and, with the Catholic community’s support, we campaign against the unjust systems that keep people trapped in poverty.

We believe that every man, woman and child matters. Please remember CAFOD in your will and help us create a better world for all of God’s children.

Registered charity number: 1160384
Registered address: Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JB.


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Case Studies

Marjorie’s legacy of life and hope

Having supported CAFOD for over 40 years, Majorie van den Bosch is still playing an important part in our work – through the gift she kindly left in her will....

Auriel’s legacy for justice and peace

Auriel Samuelsen’s life revolved around her faith, her love of education and her passion for justice. After visiting CAFOD projects in Sri Lanka she championed our Trade Justice campaign and...


In the remote parish of Santa Maria Chiquimula, Guatemala, families struggle to survive. Santa Agripina’s baby son, Jansel, was severely malnourished. “I cried because I could see he might die”,...