Caritas Moldova is a humanitarian and charitable organization that contributes, through its activities, to the eradication of poverty and establishment of equitable social systems, promoting the values of tolerance and Christian mercy. The Charity Foundation “Caritas Moldova” is one of the 48 members of Caritas Europa Federation and member of Caritas Internationalis, a global confederation that unites 162 catholic organizations for development, assistance in extreme cases and social service, which seeks to build a better world especially for disadvantaged people regardless of race, religion, age, sex, occupation or political affiliation.
The Mission of Caritas Moldova is to exercise Christian charity in support of those in need, promoting social justice and defending human dignity.
Caritas Moldova aspires to create a community based on solidarity, focusing on promoting human dignity, common good, truth and freedom.
Caritas Moldova is an organization formed by a motivated and responsible team, which is guided by Christian values and principles, such as human dignity, solidarity, compassion, volunteerism, integrity, transparency and universality.
CF “Caritas Moldova” was created within Roman-Catholic Church of Moldova, following the initiative of the Bishop of Chisinau, and was registered, in its actual legal form, on 10 May 1995.
Our Mission operates on the territory of the Republic of Moldova through its National Bureau and 11 branches located in: Balti, Bender, Chisinau, Cretoaia, Grigorauca, Rascov, Ribnita, Slobozia Rascov, Stauceni, Stircea, Tiraspol.
Main categories of Caritas Moldova beneficiaries are: elderly people, abandoned people, people with disabilities, children, young people, students, vulnerable families, single parent families, unemployed people, people at risk and other vulnerable categories.
The main source of inspiration for Caritas is Catholic Social Teaching, the teaching of the Gospel and the Church, which include the basic principles of providing social assistance and legal framework. Three principles lie at the basis of the daily activity: Personality, Solidarity and Subsidiarity.
Directions of activity
- Assistance and Medical Care
- Social Assistance
- Education, Prevention and Youth
- Advocacy, Promotion and Organizational Development
Created in 1971, Caritas Europa reunites 48 members present in 44 European countries. Caritas Europa is also one of the seven regions of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 162 catholic organizations of development, assistance in extreme cases and social service, devoted to create a better world especially for the poor and oppressed ones in more than 200 countries and territories.
Caritas Europa focuses its activities on issues relating to poverty, social exclusion and inequality, migration and asylum in Europe, humanitarian assistance and international development throughout the world.
Poverty and injustice have many causes. The 165 Caritas national members believe they can do more to combat them by combining their resources. Caritas is a global movement working in solidarity for a fairer world, inspired by the example of Christian faith and Catholic Social Teaching. Caritas works in such areas as: humanitarian emergencies, human development, and campaigning against poverty, exclusion, intolerance and discrimination.