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Our approach

Dorcas wants to see people and communities flourish. Dorcas envisions communities where there is a safe and peaceful environment, inclusive access to basic services and strong, inclusive and dynamic community structures; and where people have restored dignity, hope and ability and resilient livelihoods. Dorcas also strives for a society in which governments and other institutions cooperate with community structures, support the development of communities and are held accountable.

The Dorcas theory of change describes and clarifies how DorcasĀ envisions the pathway of change from a situation of poverty and exclusion to a situation of transformed individuals and communities. This transformation requires simultaneous action at the three levels of individual, community and society. Read more about our theory of change.


For international transactions please use Dorcas' International Bank Account Number: NL04 RABO 0106 2500 00

How we work

Dorcas operates building the capacities of local partner organisations and funding their relief and development projects.

Our Programmes

Dorcas supports Relief, Early Recovery and Resilient Livelihoods, Enterprising people and Community Based Care and Protection.