About this Ministry

Caritas Jerusalem is a humanitarian and development organization that represents the socio-pastoral services of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land. Founded in 1967 in the aftermath of the Six Day War, Caritas Jerusalem helps individuals from all religious backgrounds in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

Caritas Jerusalem is a member of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 165 Caritas organizations operating in more than 200 countries.

The Caritas Jerusalem Microcredit

For the past 30 years, caritas has been running a microfinance programme, which today is considered to be the backbone of Caritas Jerusalem’s development projects. The large majority of our loans are supporting small businesses in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. Loans are also given for housing, education and emergency situations. The Microcredit Program provides loans to groups that have difficulties in obtaining loans from major financial institutions, with the aim of empowering the Palestinian community through small loans that may be commercial for small and medium enterprises, or housing and personal loans.

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Caritas Jerusalem can greatly expand the economic, social and religious development and impact of their Microcredit program in proportionally to the generosity of donors.