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Caritas Manila, Inc.

Caritas Manila is a social service and development ministry of the Archdiocese of Manila.

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Caritas Manila is one of the largest church-based nonprofit organizations in the Philippines. Through their programs and services, they aim to concretize the love of God among the poor, the weak, and the vulnerable -the “least, last and lost” in society. Caritas Manila’s core programs are geared toward integral human, spiritual, and socio-economic development of the poor. Caritas Manila has always believed that meaningful assistance must be an empowering process. Most of their programs are designed to transform people from poverty and dependence to self-reliance with dignity.



Caritas Manila Damayan’s, Unang Yakap program will strengthen its effort on preventing and fight malnutrition through focusing on the segment of the life cycle called the “first 1,000 days". The program solely wants to ensure adequate nutrition during the Mother’s pregnancy and the Child’s first 2 years. This intervention will lead to the child’s fostering good health to fight infection and diseases. The program aims to raise P60 million to help 10,000 beneficiaries in Mega Manila Area.

Where will your donations go?

  1. It will provide supplemental healthy meals and vitamins to Poor Pregnant/Lactating Mothers for 120 days daily with monthly monitoring of nutritional status.
  1. It will provide vegetable grow kits and conduct training on urban vegetable gardening to incorporate harvest on daily meal preparation for the family.
  1. It will be use for organizing Self-Help Groups empowered to have financial literacy and savings and loan funds that can be used for alternative livelihood opportunities in finding ways to improve their living condition.
  1. It will use for Increasing of education on health and nutrition, family planning and parenting.

CALL FOR DONATIONS: Tropical Storm Nalgae (Paeng) Relief Response

Caritas Manila, through its Damayan Program, is appealing for your prayers and donations for our brothers and sisters severely affected by Typhoon Paeng.

As of October 28, 2022, there were 26,674 families or 91,614 individual affected by the typhoon. There are 203 flooding incidents with 21 landslides reported in regions 5, 6, 7 and 8.

“For God loves a cheerful giver.” - 2 Corinthians 9:7