Cordaid has been helping people in the most difficult areas and circumstances to create opportunities for those who need it most for over a century. We carry out our work with a deep conviction, rooted in Catholic social teaching.
1.2 billion people, almost a quarter of the world population, are in distress. They are affected by war, injustice or natural disasters. They live in poverty and lack the basic necessities which we take for granted: healthcare, education and a safe existence. Cordaid is working to create a world without poverty, where people look after each other.
Almost 300,000 people in the Netherlands support us in our dream of a world without poverty. We are part of the worldwide Caritas network and work with a multitude of local partner organizations and communities. We cooperate with the local population, because they know best what is needed and what works.