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Our purpose and beliefs

Dorcas takes action to help people in need and deep poverty, irrespective of their beliefs, race, gender or political convictions. Inspired by Matthew 25:31 – 46 to care for the poor and the oppressed, Dorcas has been working in relief and development projects in Eastern Europe and Africa for more than 30 years.

Our vision
Transform the lives of the poor and oppressed by sharing God’s love.

Our mission
Dorcas is a Christian development and relief organisation committed to fulfilling the command Jesus Christ gave: to care for and empower the poor and oppressed (Matthew 25:31-46). Dorcas accomplishes this by promoting self-reliance through development, the provision of social care and assisting in emergency situations. Dorcas provides this assistance irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.



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 sustainable livelihoods, health, WASH, child development, social care and disaster response.