Misereor is the Catholic charity for developmental cooperation. Together with local partners, Misereor supports people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Founded in 1958, Misereor has devoted itself not only to charitable work, but also to a political approach that says "It must not remain as it is - things have to change fundamentally!" Misereor advocates justice and the dignity of all people and tries to improve their living conditions on a lasting basis. Donors and partner organizations help us to achieve these goals worldwide. Since the foundation, Misereor has supported more than 103,000 projects in over 100 countries worldwide. As diverse as the causes and faces of poverty and injustice are, Misereor projects are just as varied. On all continents, Misereor supports young people in their education, assists victims of natural disasters in reconstruction, supports democratization processes, advises and supports small farmers, promotes sustainable and environmentally sound farming and is committed to the protection of biodiversity and natural resources. In the project work, Misereor builds entirely on its local partners. These organizations, municipalities or self-help groups know the local situation best and enjoy the trust of those affected. Together with them, they design developments on site and are advised and financially supported by Misereor. This ensures that the projects are adapted to the needs and lifestyles of the people.