Caritas India is the official development organization of the Catholic Church, found in 1962, to fight poverty and create greater justice. Our actions are inspired by the values of the Gospel which focus on the dignity of the human person, particularly the ‘preferential option for the poor’ whose human rights are being violated. Our work on behalf of the poor is to be a sign of God’s love for the unprivileged. It is our belief that only a deep affection and love can save humanity.
Caritas India works with and for those in need regardless of creed, race, gender or ethnicity. Its priorities include integral development, emergency relief, advocacy, peace building, respect for human rights and support for proper stewardship of the planet’s environment and resources.
It supports initiatives by the local / marginalized people to build their capacities, have access to and establish control over power and resources and create appropriate systems and structures to live with dignity.