Our Mission

To support the development works associated with the Loreto Sisters and their colleagues as they empower women in transforming structures and systems that keep them oppressed and marginalised.

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  • South Sudan
    Statistics
    Population
    12.34 million
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • 7.8% of the female population is married before the age of 15
    • South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world
    • Loreto Rumbek maintains a drop-out rate of less than 5%
  • Kenya
    Statistics
    Population
    38.3 million, including 19.15 million children
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • 3.7 million Kenyans are in urgent need of food and medical aid
    • Primary school enrolments have increased to 90%
    • 46% of the population are living below the poverty line
  • Australia
    Statistics
    Population
    23.45 million
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • Australia’s Refugee and Humanitarian Program resettles 20,000 refugees each year
    • Australia receives 0.29% of the world's refugees
    • House of Welcome is independent and relies entirely on the support of the Community
  • Timor-Leste
    Statistics
    Population
    1.178 million
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • 49.9% of the population are living below the poverty line
    • 55% of women and 46% of men are illiterate
    • Only 18% of the adult population has received a secondary education
  • Vietnam
    Statistics
    Population
    89.71 million
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • AUD$1,800 can support four rural libraries in Vietnam each year
    • 30 million people have been lifted out of poverty over the past two decades
    • Poverty rates in rural areas of Vietnam remain high between 50-80%
  • India
    Statistics
    Population
    1.252 billion
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • India is home to one third of the world’s poor
    • 1 in 4 adults cannot read or write
    • 404 million people are estimated to be living on less than $1.25 a day
  • Zambia
    Statistics
    Population
    14.54 million
    Socio-Economic Facts
    • One in seven adults in Zambia is living with HIV/AIDS
    • 60.5% of the population are living below the poverty line
    • Only 51% of girls progress to secondary school

Our Vision

A world where there are equal rights for women and children and shared opportunity for all.

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