Edmund Rice Development Menu

Dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice

Development Projects

Edmund Rice Development provides donor funding, development and capacity-building support to over 40 partner projects in 13 countries across Africa, India and Latin America. We are dedicated to the liberation of people and communities from poverty and injustice.

West Africa Mission Coordinator Br. Abu distributing school materials to one of the beneficiaries from Ahmadiyya Muslim Secondary School and her uncle

Girls Empowerment Project

Country: Sierra Leone  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement Education
Girls’ access to education is a major problem in the Small Bo Chiefdom in Sierra Leone. The chiefdom is one of the most patriarchal chiefdoms in Sierra Leone, where the intensity of the eleven-year rebel...
Read More


ERD IMPACT 10 commemorates 10 years of ERD’s support of Edmund Rice Mission by highlighting the impact of the work of our partner projects. ERD works closely with our partner projects on the ground in developing countries to invest in young people, empower women and collaborate with local communities.
Read More
Participant in the Ruben Centre's income-generating activities, Kenya

Venezuelan Refugees in Peru

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
Since 2015, over two million Venezuelans have left their country due to the humanitarian crisis there. Thousands of these displaced people have settled in Peru, where many live in extreme poverty. Edmundo Rice Latinoamérica has...
Read More

Empowering the Sama-Badjao Community in Bato Leyte

Country: Philippines  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
Widely known as the “Sea Gypsies,” the Sama-Badjao tribe is one of the many ethnic groups of the Philippines. One of the largest populations of Badjaos in the Philippines can be found in Dolho, Bato...
Read More
Badjao children showing their cultural dance
The Journeying Together team in Luampa held a fun day for local children who were not attending school. Over 350 children came to the fun day - their presence indicating a large population of children without access to education. This was the first time the children held skipping ropes and played with real footballs.

Journeying Together

Country: Zambia  Focus Area(s): Community Engagement
In 2016 a cluster of new Edmund Rice Mission communities was established in Western Zambia, an area with immense social problems, where three out of every four people live in extreme poverty. There, 18 Brothers and...
Read More

Edmund Rice Justice Desk

Country: South Africa  Focus Area(s): Advocacy and Human Rights
Operating in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, The Justice Desk was established in 2013 to respond to the concerns facing youth in the South Central African region. The Justice Desk is an award-winning human rights...
Read More
Mount Edmund School taking part in an Edmund Rice Justice Desk educational campaign to equip learners with the tools to stand up to injustice
Participants in Reaching for New Horizons, Peru

Reaching for New Horizons

Country: Peru  Focus Area(s): Education
Reaching for New Horizons is a project started in the town of Chimbote, Peru. Many of the families live in extreme poverty – there is no running water, sanitation or electricity in town. Edmund Rice...
Read More


Edmund Rice Development is a registered company limited by guarantee. Registered in Ireland, Registered Charity Number: 20071004, Company Number: 463400, Revenue Charitable Tax Exemption Number: CHY18492, Registered Address: 23 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55.

Our Funders