Caritas Marsabit under the Catholic Diocese of Marsabit is located in Marsabit County and it lies between latitude 02o 45o North and 04o 27o North and longitude 37o 57o East and 39o 21o East.. Bordering Ethiopia to the North, Marsabit County covers an area of 70,961.2Km2, between latitude 02o 45o North and 04o 27o North and longitude 37o 57o East and 39o 21o East and occupies the extreme part of Northern part of Kenya. It is divided into four constituencies namely: Moyale, North horr, Saku and Laisamis.
Marsabit County is the largest County in Kenya and also, one of the remotest, far-flung and under-developed parts of Kenya. The County covers some of the most remote parts of Kenya in terms of infrastructure, access to basic social services, harsh and rough terrain such as the Chalbi desert.
The Catholic Diocese of Marsabit’s development wing -Caritas Marsabit, is a committed Faith Based Organization that supports integral human development of the pastoralists’ communities living in Marsabit County on behalf of the church. The function of Caritas Marsabit is in tandem with that of the pastoral department of the diocese, whose function is evangelization.
It has well established programs that respond to the human needs of the communities in Marsabit County. It has core programs in the areas of Health, WaSH, Governance Justice and Peace, Disaster Management and Sustainable Livelihoods.