Our Work

Edmund Rice Development is a development agency dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice. We collaborate to support the sustainability of Edmund Rice Mission by sourcing funding, building donor engagement and working with our partners in mission to improve development capacity. We are committed to transparency and accountability, and to an efficient, effective operation that impacts positively on the lives of people made poor

To find out more about our work read our Donor Impact Reports here


Edmund Rice Mission focuses on the liberation of people and communities. Edmund Rice, inspired by Jesus, responded to the marginalised of his time. Today, through compassionate presence and seeking mutual transformation, Edmund Rice Mission promotes human rights and fullness of life for all, especially those made poor.

the-way-we-workOur mission today enables four integrated strategic priorities that build the capacity of people and communities through:

Compassionate Presence: We walk in solidarity with those with whom we live and work, especially those made poor.

Community Engagement: We work together with local communities to identify priority needs and long term solutions. We build relationships for mutual transformation.

Education: Building on our 200 years’ experience in education and schools, we liberate people through formal and informal quality education.

Advocacy: We are active in advocating for human rights and the environment from the local through to the global, including through UN mechanisms.

Click on a country to learn more about the projects that Edmund Rice Development supports.

Bolivia | Ghana | India | Kenya | Liberia 

Peru | Philippines | Sierra Leone | South Africa

South Sudan | Tanzania | Zambia | Zimbabwe