Caritas Nigeria incorporated as Catholic Caritas Foundation (CCFN), was established in 2010 as a development agency of the Catholic Church.
With focus on Integral Human development, her interventions are delivered on six key thematic areas namely: Health, Agriculture and Livelihoods, Good governance, Emergency/Humanitarian Response, Anti human Trafficking; and Institutional Capacity-strengthening. These put her on the path to stimulate and drive development into every segment of the Nigerian society and hence her vision:
... a harmonious society where everyone enjoys fullness of life
Caritas Nigeria leverages the existing structure of the Church to achieve her mission. This comprises of hundreds of healthcare facilities and schools, thousands of communities and a huge network of local church partners and institutions in over 56 dioceses of the country. Caritas Nigeria also belongs to Caritas Internationalis, the confederation of about 165 Caritas member nations of the Universal Church which has in the last 100 years defined and taken human development and emergency interventions to every part of the globe.
... to advance the well-being of all through participatory measures in line with Catholic Social Teachings
Over the last 10 years, Caritas Nigeria has implemented major donor-funded programs in different parts of the country. Notably are: a five-year PEPFAR-funded HIV Intervention project (SUSTAIN) - which was extended in 2018 for another five years as the 4GATES project; a five-year USAID-funded Agriculture and livelihoods consortium project in the Sahelian region of the country; and a five-year Institutional Capacity Strengthening Project funded by the Catholic Relief Services. In addition, there have been scores of short and medium term emergency and relief interventions in the crisis-ridden northeastern part of the country.
Caritas Nigeria is in partnership with a growing list of several local and international donor agencies, partners and faith-based organizations including UNICEF, UNHCR, UNAIDS, Global Fund and Caritas Internationalis Member Organizations (MOs) as well as relevant State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria.