• Your Lent donations will be doubled by the UK Government

What does CAFOD do?

CAFOD stands for the Catholic Agency For Overseas Development. We are an international development charity and the official aid agency of the Catholic Church in England and Wales.

We stand beside people living in poverty – whatever their religion or culture. Through local Church partners, we help people directly in their own communities, and campaign for global justice, so that everyone can reach their full potential.

How to get involved with CAFOD

Whether you donate, campaign, download prayers or volunteer you are saving lives and helping some of the world’s poorest people.

Get involved today

Download our resources to help you fundraise this Lent in your parish or community.


Use these prayers during the season of Lent to pray for our sisters and brothers around the world.

Latest News

Livison Chipatiso, our project leader in Zimbabwe.

News from Zimbabwe this Lent

Throughout Lent, CAFOD's Zimbabwe programme officer, Livison is visiting parishes across England and Wales to speak about life-saving nutritional work that is being achieved and how your donations can be doubled this Lent.

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