CAFOD is the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, the official overseas development and relief agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales. CAFOD has been fighting poverty in developing countries since 1962. CAFOD raises funds so that it can promote long-term development, respond to emergencies, raise public awareness of the causes of poverty, speak out on behalf of poor communities, and promote social justice. Underpinning CAFOD’s work is a deeply held set of values that are central to the organisation’s ethos and identity.
Long-term Development: improving food availability and farming methods, helping to provide improved shelter, water, health care and education, developing better livelihoods and improving income.