Below are some frequently asked questions and answers about Caritas Kenya. If you need specific help or
your question isn’t answered here, you should feel free to contact our office.
Caritas Kenya (CK) is the Development and Humanitarian arm of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). It was established in 1973 as the Development and Social Services arm of the Kenya Episcopal Conference now known as the KCCB. Caritas Kenya as a National office plays the coordination, facilitation, supervisory and representation roles during implementation of development programmes at various Caritas Development Offices. Caritas Kenya works closely with Caritas Development offices spread across Kenya in the 26 Catholic Dioceses.
Caritas is a Latin word meaning love and compassion.
The international symbol of Caritas is a flaming cross, symbolizing Christ’s burning love for his people.
Lorenz Worthmann founded the first Caritas in Germany, 1897. In 1954, Caritas Internationalis was officially recognized.
Caritas Kenya (CK) was established in 1973 as the Development and Social Services arm of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) How can I donate to Caritas Kenya? Caritas Kenya welcomes donations either through money transfer on the numbers indicated on our “How you can help” page on the website or through the post through the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB), P.O. Box 13475 -00800 Nairobi, Kenya. You can also walk with Caritas Kenya through a project for the less privileged, the sick or the elderly, or through thematic community based actions for development. How will the money be spent? The money funds our core work of coordinating our humanitarian, development and peace building, capacity building and to support the work of our diocesan partners and carrying out advocacy work at an international level and humanitarian assistance during emergency and national disasters. How can I give money to a Diocesan Caritas Member and to people in need? To give money to a Diocesan Caritas Member, please find their contact details on our Dioceses section Page. You can donate by directly contacting them.
Caritas Kenya does not have a volunteering programme. However, some of our Diocesan Caritas Partners have volunteer Programmes. Kindly, contact them directly through our Dioceses Page.
Caritas Kenya recruits through the Human Resource structure of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops -Catholic Secretariat (KCCB-CS). Current KCCB-CS vacancies are always advertised at the Careers Page.
Currently, Caritas Kenya does not have an Internship Programme.
Through our Reception Desk: + 254 20 444 31 33/4/5, Fax: + 254 20 444 2910 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com. Caritas Kenya Office is open Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 17.00 (GMT +3).