The Catholic Diocese of Marsabit (CDOM) was started in 1964 through the efforts of Bishop Cavallera. Caritas Marsabit (CM) is the development arm of the Diocese responsible for coordination and the implementation of development activities in the Diocese. The function of Caritas Marsabit is in tandem with that of the Pastoral Department of the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit, whose function is evangelization.
Our work is underpinned by a holistic approach involving Advocacy, Capacity Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Facilitation of Peaceful Coexistence, and Promotion of Unity in Diversity and Pursuit of Justice for Sustainable Development and advocacy for policy, legal and institutional reforms.
Over the last two decades, we have supported programs that have changed the lives of many in Marsabit County under each of the programmatic activities.
Caritas Marsabit consists of six departments namely: Health, Justice and Peace, Water, Sustainable Livelihoods, Disaster Management (DM), Finance and Administration.
Caritas Marsabit is a strong member of County Steering group which co-ordinate all the governmental and non government organization at county level. Being a member of the County steering group Caritas Marsabit presents its interventions to CSG which in turn deliberate interventions depending on what other organizations are doing in the targeted locations.
Caritas Marsabit has partnered with a group of local organization under the umbrella of MIONET (Marsabit Indigenous Organizations Network)and managed to carryout rapid drought assessment in the county. The objective was to identify the most affected geographical location for effective response and also to generate a report to be used by various stakeholders to design appropriate response action. Caritas Marsabit is a strong member of the MIONET.