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About Us

We are faith based organization with over 50 years experience in the development and humanitarian space

The Catholic Diocese of Marsabit: was established in November 1964 through the efforts of Bishop Charles Cavallera (Bishop of the Diocese of Marsabit 1964-81). The jurisdiction previously covered the two Counties of Northern Kenya namely: Marsabit and Samburu. In 1981 the Diocese got a new Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Ambrose Ravasi who was in charge of the Diocese until 2006. Rt. Rev. Peter Kihara Kariuki the current Bishop was installed as the third Bishop of the Diocese in January 2007.

Caritas Marsabit: The Catholic Diocese of Marsabitโ€™s development agency โ€“ Caritas Marsabit is a committed Faith Based Organization that supports integral human development of the pastoralistsโ€™ communities in Marsabit County. The function of Caritas Marsabit aligns itself to the objectives of pastoral department of the diocese, whose main function is evangelization. The organization mission is to empower the people to know God and live in dignity and harmony. It envisions a people holistically empowered in line with the gospel values.

Caritas Marsabit aims to facilitate, network, and empower the target communities through need based multi-sectoral programs built on positive cultural and modern practices that utilize available local resources and modern technology.

Our Mission

To empower the people to know God and live in dignity and harmony
  • Promote sustainable use of natural resources.
  • Increase communities` capacities to manage disaster.
  • Reduce communities` suffering during emergency situations.
  • Building safer, resilient and progressive communities

Households that accessed safe water


Saved amongst 200+ SILC Groups


People received Health Care Services


Boreholes Repaired $ 38 Boreholes received fuel subsidy

What we do

We have selected the following areas to focus

Sustainable Livelihoods

This aims at ensuring sustainable food security and income to meet basic needs for the poorest. This program provides capacity building opportunities to enhance productivity among the vulnerable sections of the society. It also seeks to economically empower women in the County.

Health and Nutrition

Caritas Marsabit is implementing Nawiri program, a five-year research, humanitarian and resilience program that works in collaboration with Marsabit and Isiolo communities, county governments (CG), the private sector and other partners, to sustainably reduce persistent acute malnutrition (PAM) in vulnerable communities in the arid and semi-arid lands (ASAL). The program has achieved several successes and learned valuable lessons in FY22 through the implementation of core, layered activity interventions.

Justice and Peace

The Justice and Peace department seeks to ensure good governance, peaceful coexistence and justice for all. It promotes peaceful coexistence among communities within and across the boarders. It also supports lobby and advocacy for development and improved community access to resources and promotion of human rights.

Disaster, Climate Change and Natural Resources Management

The program focuses in building safer, resilient and progressive communities in Marsabit County in the light of common hazards such as drought.

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