• Empowering Households

    Improved Livelihoods

    We have touched over 1,000,000 persons and 150,000 Households
    in about 15 states of Nigeria

  • Going to hard-to-reach communities

    Serving the under-served

    We take HIV Treament services to
    hard-to-reach to riverine communties of the Niger Delta axis in Nigeria

  • Food Security

    Improved Agriculture

    We provide agricultural inputs, training and support
    to thousands of families to improve their farming

  • Empowering People

    Giving Hope To The Homeless

    We have provided Sheltar, Protection and Education assistance
    to thousands of fleeing Camerounian refugees

  • Reaching Under-served Communities

    Bringing Hope to the Hopeless

    We take HIV Treament services to
    hard-to-reach to riverine communties of the Niger Delta axis in Nigeria

    Our Vision

    ... a harmonious society where everyone enjoys fullness of life

    Beginning with the Poor

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    Our Mission

           ... to advance the well-being of all through participatory measures in line with Catholic Social Teachings

    We raise our voices
    Mother and Child Health

    Our Core Values

    • Sacredness and Dignity of the Human Person;
    • Rights and Responsibilities;
    • Social Nature of Humanity;
    • The Common Good;
    • Subsidiarity;
    • Solidarity;
    • Option for the Poor;
    • Stewardship;
    • Gender Consciousness

    What we Do

    Emergency Response
    Emergency & Humanitarian Response

    Anti Human Trafficking
    Anti Human Trafficking & Migration

    Good Governance
    Good Governance

    Agriculture and Livelihoods

    Institutional Capacity Strengthening


    Over 5,883,960 lives in 643 communities spread across 35 states of Nigeria ... touched!

    Fact sheet

    Completed Projects
    Households reached
    Communities served
    Ongoing projects
    States covered

    Board of Directors

    Most Rev. Oliver Doeme
    Most Rev. Oliver Doeme

    Board Member

    Bishop, Diocese of Maiduguri

    Most Rev Peter Okpaleke
    Most Rev Peter Okpaleke

    Board Member

    Bishop, diocese of Ekwulobia

    Most Rev Mathew Ndagoso
    Most Rev Mathew Ndagoso

    Board Chairman

    Archbishop, Kaduna Archdiocese

    Rev Fr Uchechukwu Obodoechina
    Rev Fr Uchechukwu Obodoechina

    Board Secretary

    Executive Secretary/CEO, Caritas Nigeria

    Rev Fr. Zacharia Samjumi
    Rev Fr. Zacharia Samjumi

    Board Member

    Sec Gen, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    • What is Caritas Nigeria?
      Caritas Nigeria the an agency of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) for coordinating development and humanitarian interventions in Nigeria.
    • What is the meaning of Caritas?
      The word 'caritas' is derived from latin and means love or charity for all. 
    • Is there Caritas in other countries?
      Caritas is a global brand and is a confederation of 166 member countries operating in 200 countries and territories worldwide. Just like you have Caritas Nigeria in Nigeria, so you also have Caritas Ghana and Caritas Germany.
    • How old is Caritas in Nigeria?

      Caritas Nigeria was incorporated in September 2010 by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). The Catholic Bishops 
    • How does Caritas Nigeria work?
      Caritas Nigeria works with the the structure of the Church and its partners to carry out interventions. She has the mandate to coordinate the development and humanitarian activities of the Church.
    • Where can Caritas Nigeria work?
      Caritas Nigeria can work in any part of the country, especially in hard-to-reach areas and among under-served communities. She is an equal-opportunity employer meeting the needs of all beneficiaries irrespective of creed, status or race. 
    • How does Caritas Nigeria Partner with other bodies?
      Caritas Nigeria partners with governmental and non-governmental entities. This also includes faith-based organizations (FBOs) from other denominations and religions. 
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    Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria
    Plot 459 Cadastral Zone B2, Durumi I
    900104,  Abuja, Nigeria

    Business Hours

    Monday to Friday
    8:00AM - 5:00PM

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