Development Cooperation

The aim of our development cooperation is to help vulnerable people to earn a living and be able to cut loose. We also focus on health and social affairs, in which we work on systemic changes. We also pay great attention to environmental protection and sustainability.

In development projects, we emphasize the greatest possible impact of our aid and long-lasting effects. At the same time, we always take into account the local conditions and context according to which we prepare projects. We also involve local residents as much as possible in the preparation and work on the projects, which we support in the given country.

Bulding Livelihoods

Securing a livelihood and the ability to take care of yourself are among the basic requirements for a dignified life. That is why the renewal and building of livelihoods is one of the priorities of our development cooperation.

In Iraq, for example, we help locals who return to their homes to restart their livelihoods or get a new job and make a provision for themselves and their families after many years of armed conflict.

In Georgia, we are creating new job opportunities in less developed mountain regions and supporting local businesses. In Zambia, we provide support to refugees, facilitate their access to education and help them secure sustainable livelihoods.

Healthcare and Social Services

Healthcare and social services are one of the key pillars of our work. In developing countries, these areas are often insufficient, due to either poverty or a lack of professionals.

We have been helping to improve the quality of healthcare in Georgia for a long time. In the country, we are working on systemic changes in close cooperation with the local Ministry of Health. We are expanding the availability and quality of care for children with autism spectrum disorder. We are also improving the availability of cancer screening and engaging in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are also improving health and social care in Moldova, where we have already opened 10 home care centres. As in Georgia, in Moldova we are working closely with the local Ministry of Health on legislative changes.

In Cambodia, we have improved the capacity of maternal and child care hospitals.

Agriculture and Rural Development

The countryside plays a very important role in developing countries, as locals often depend on agricultural income. At the same time, mass migration is often a problem. We therefore focus on rural development, and thus preventing residents from leaving their home areas to work in larger cities.

In Iraq, we support farmers, to whom we provide seeds and tools so that they can rebuild their farms. In Zambia, we work with small growers to increase the profitability of their production, we use agricultural innovations and efficient farming methods. In Georgia, we focus on the development of the mountain region of Adjara in the west part of the country.

Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of Natural Resources

Climate change is already having a significant impact on our daily lives. However, the communities we work with are much more affected by the deteriorating state of the environment. When preparing and working on new projects, we therefore place great emphasis on environmental protection. We are based on a number of measures through which we promote greater environmental sustainability of our work.

At the same time, we work on specific environmental projects. For example, in Mongolia we deal with the processing and recycling of building materials and plastics, in Georgia we support responsible waste management.

Why caring about the environment concerns us all?
April 21, 2022 News

Why caring about the environment concerns us all?

Climate change is now the biggest challenge that we, as humanity, are facing. The last climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change clearly shows that we need to take actions quickly. At Caritas Czech Republic, as a humanitarian organisation, we care deeply and do our best to minimise our impact on the environment and improve our actions.

Caritas Czech Republic supports the introduction of a new profession of caregiver
October 8, 2021 CCR-Moldova

Caritas Czech Republic supports the introduction of a new profession of caregiver

The caregiver is a new profession in development and emerging in the Republic of Moldova that comes to the aid of the elderly and those with special needs. The necessity to introduce a new profession has arisen due to an insufficient number of nurses, who consequently cannot deal with the high demand in homecare services. Caritas Czech Republic is closely cooperating with local stakeholders to introduce the new profession of caregiver.

Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change
June 16, 2021 CCR-Mongolia

Youth Wave Club: Youth has a power to change

Democracies around the world often fail to effectively engage young people or hear their voices.  Young people can feel that their vote doesn’t have an impact, that the issues they face are illegitimate, or that representatives don’t reflect their values.  The youth of today are the citizens who will live with the positive or negative consequences of political decisions longer than anyone else. 

How is Caritas Czech Republic helping refugees in Zambia?
June 14, 2021 CCR-Zambia

How is Caritas Czech Republic helping refugees in Zambia?

Restrictions associated with COVID-19 has made the lives of displaced people even more vulnerable, limiting their access to basic rights. As of 31st August 2020, Zambia has hosted over 92,598 people of concern who have fled their homelands due to persecution, conflict, violence or natural disasters.