The Catholic charities institute has said it will seek to raise £1 billion to help fund projects in areas including education, care, and support for people with disabilities.
It is the first time the institute has announced such a goal and follows a commitment made earlier this year.
It said it would aim to raise $1 billion over five years for the foundation’s projects in education, community and care, healthcare and food security, and to invest £1.2 billion in infrastructure projects, including hospitals and roads.CATHOLIC COUNCIL ISSUES FUNDING IN PICTURES A charity has revealed it is seeking to raise money to help build infrastructure for people in the poorest parts of the world.
The charity, the Catholic Charity Institute, said it wanted to fund projects to address the “human right crisis” facing people in developing countries.
Its chief executive, Archbishop Peter Saunders, said the institute wanted to help people with “deep-rooted and devastating” needs.
“The right of all people to access to quality, affordable, and sustainable healthcare, and the right of everyone to live in a safe and healthy society are fundamental to the foundation,” he said.
“It is vital to tackle this crisis in the areas of education, social and economic empowerment, and in particular for those who are at the very bottom of the socio-economic scale.”
The institute’s chief executive said the foundation would invest around $5 billion in health and social assistance projects in developing nations over the next five years.
The Catholic charity said it hoped to achieve this in part by working with a number of partners, including the United Nations Development Programme, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank.
Archbishop Saunders said the organisation would also be using its funding to help develop and support “new, innovative approaches” to addressing the human right crisis.
The institute has already been working with some of the biggest charities in the world, including Oxfam and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to tackle poverty, hunger and hunger-related diseases.
It has also worked with the UN and Oxfam to address climate change and other social and environmental issues.
The foundation has also been a leading voice for LGBT people, and its director, Paul Bledsoe, has spoken at the UN, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International.
The organisation said it was also working with international organisations to support the fight against poverty and hunger.
Its founder, Dr Paul McHugh, said: “We are the first charity in the Catholic Church to recognise the need to address poverty and to promote economic growth for all of humanity.”
This will not only benefit the poor and vulnerable, but it will also give a real boost to the entire world, making a real difference in the lives of all.
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