"Life means on-going sharing and dedication"

Andreea Paulet, Caritas Romania
English Version Love can have the same meaning as light, or we could say that love can be light as light can be love. We have been created to yearn for love; that is why we are feverishly seeking it, because without it we cannot go any further,...

In the Steps of a Good Samaritan

Tsenko Kostov, Social Worker at the Good Samaritan Centre of Caritas Bulgaria
“Ever since I was a child, I felt a great amount of pressure from my parents, especially from my dad, who always pushed me to work extremely hard in his desire for me to do better in life than he did. His dissatisfaction with his own life was...

Can debt counselling reduce poverty risks?

Can debt counselling reduce poverty risks?
“I have a big debt problem. There are attachments on my account, maintenance liabilities and about 30 creditors permanently seek my boss. My debt is approximately €50,000. I have to deal with €800 per month. From this amount I’ve to pay my rent, heating and electricity and I...
Caritas empowering communities to become resilient against disasters
The village of Dajc in northern Albania was flooded in March 2013. This was the third time within less than five years. Heavy rainfalls in the mountains and a bad management of hydroelectric power plants caused the river Buna to once more burst its banks and, within some...
MEP Viviane Reding, Paul Galles and Caritas Luxembourg President Marie Jose Jacoobs - Photo: European Parliament in Luxembourg
Across the Caritas Europa network, we are enormously pleased with and proud of the European Parliament's decision to award our friend Paul Galles with the European Citizen prize 2016 for “his efforts in coordinating young volunteers working with refugees in Luxembourg” . To receive the " European Citizen's...
To be strong on the outside, you have to be healthy inside the organisation! OD is a continuous process
“The CDF links solidarity with organisational development” J.N. Mayer, Caritas Europa Secretary General This statement is the basis of the new concept of solidarity of the Caritas network in Europe. Caritas Romania is one of the first member organisations of Caritas Europa that has developed a three year...

Philip McCarthy, pilgrim on European paths

Dr Phil McCarthy, together with other Caritas Europa Board Members, at the Regional Conference 2016 in Lourdes
At the Regional Conference of Caritas Europa, Philip McCarthy shared with us his inner and spiritual seeking done in Europe. He fulfilled his dream to walk on ancient pilgrims’ paths through Europe, looking for a different way of living. Philip experienced two solitary journeys of three months, which...

Nuggets of kindness

Yesus Tadesse collecting water to take to her home about 15mins away - this was her fourth trip of the morning!
Many women and young girls across Ethiopia are tasked with the collection of water. Water is carried in heavy jerry cans or pots strapped to women’s backs, and little girls are initiated early, graduating to larger loads as their strength increases. This backbreaking chore sometimes involves a walk...

Caritas Europa responding to European emergencies

Caritas Europa responding to European emergencies
One of the main advantages of humanitarian work in Caritas is the richness of its network. The strength of the Caritas network and the enormous contribution it is able to make in delivering humanitarian assistance when and where needed is already well known throughout the world. During humanitarian...
“Representatives of Religious Groups” by World Humanitarian Summit (OCHA/Metin Pala)
VOICE is a network of 85 European humanitarian NGOs based in 20 European countries. VOICE is the main NGO interlocutor with the European Union (EU) on emergency aid and disaster risk reduction and it promotes the values of humanitarian NGOs. We are proud that Caritas in 10 countries...

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