Catholic Relief Services

Mission Statement

Catholic Relief Services carries out the commitment of the Bishops of the United States to assist the poor and vulnerable overseas. We are motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ to cherish, preserve and uphold the sacredness and dignity of all human life, foster charity and justice, and embody Catholic social and moral teaching as we act to: PROMOTE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT by responding to major emergencies, fighting disease and poverty, and nurturing peaceful and just societies; and, SERVE CATHOLICS IN THE UNITED STATES as they live their faith in solidarity with their brothers and sisters around the world. As part of the universal mission of the Catholic Church, we work with local, national and international Catholic institutions and structures, as well as other organizations, to assist people on the basis of need, not creed, race or nationality

Program Description

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.

Contact Details

Contact Person:
Joshua POOLE
House No. 058, Unit 03, Naxay Village, Saysettha District, Vientiane Capital
Address (secondary):
+856 21 419 250

General Info

Number of Staff

100 - 250

Average Annual Budget


In Lao PDR Since


Country of Origin


Main Programs

Learning and Engaging All in Primary School (LEAPS)

Start: 01/10/2016 - End: 30/09/2021

Support to 7 districts of SVK province for school meals program, training of teachers, support to DEB/PESS, Inclusive Education, WASH at schools and support literacy

Catholic Relief Services
Apply by: July 31, 2024
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