Fight Poverty in African Countries

Africa is the poorest continent on the planet, a place with the highest rate of malnourishment worldwide and where at least 27.4 percent of people are affected by food insecurity. The poverty statistics are even more concerning in sub-Saharan Africa, where infant mortality rates are the highest in the world, basic infrastructure is lacking, and forced child labor is common. Meanwhile, an estimated 25 million Africans live with the HIV virus.

Cross Catholic Outreach works to overcome poverty in Africa through partnerships with the local Catholic Church, especially in the nations of Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique and Zambia. We collaborate with ministry partners and help provide quality Catholic education, access to medical care, food, shelter, and spiritual formation to the poorest of the poor. Please consider joining the fight against poverty in Africa today.

Our Global Work

In everything we do, we remain focused on the Lord, serving with humility, fervor and love, and advancing Catholic evangelization. We work in partnership with church-based ministries and other faith-based organizations, creating an ideal synergy for the greatest impact.

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Change Even More Lives

Giving monthly is a small way to have a big impact. Your regular support empowers our ministry to respond to urgent needs and fulfill our long-term projects across the world.

Become a Cross Mission Partner today and experience the joy of changing lives every month through your gift.


Financial Accountability

At Cross Catholic, we meticulously honor the intent of our donors. All proceeds are restricted for the specific project for which they are raised. In that rare event that more funds are received than are required for a specific project, the additional funds will be used to meet the most urgent needs.

Fundraising & Administrative Expenses 5.05%

More than 94% of all organizational expenses, including donated goods, went directly to programs that help the poor.

Audited Financials FY2020

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Our mission is to mobilize the global Catholic Church to transform the poor and their communities materially and spiritually for the glory of Jesus Christ. Your gift empowers us to serve the poorest of the poor by channeling life-changing aid through an international network of dioceses, parishes and Catholic missionaries. This cost-effective approach helps break the cycle of poverty and advance Catholic evangelization.