Projects supported by MISEREOR strengthen the self-initiative of the poor
MISEREOR is the German Catholic Bishops’ Organisation for Development Cooperation. For over 50 years MISEREOR has been committed to fighting poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. MISEREOR’s support is available to any human being in need – regardless of their religion, ethnicity or gender.
MISEREOR’s approach is to fight the causes of injustice, because it is not enough to just alleviate its impacts. For this reason, MISEREOR aims to influence public opinion and policymaking.
Board of Directors
The MISEREOR Board of Directors is staffed by our Director General, Mrsg Pirmin Spiegel, our Managing Director for International Cooperation Dr. Martin Bröckelmann-Simon, and our Managing Director for Human Resources, Administration and Finance, Thomas Antkowiak.
MISEREOR not only supports projects in the countries of the South, it is also committed to serving the poor by acting as their voice and advocate in Germany. MISEREOR's main campaign takes place during the Lenten season.