Established in 2000, Mercy Works is the development arm of the Sisters of Mercy in Australia and Papua New Guinea. We work in partnership with vulnerable communities and local organisations domestically and in the Asia Pacific region. We work with the people of these communities and organisations to build capacity, dignity and self-reliance.
We’re not human rights experts but we know that regardless of where you live, everyone has the right to education, health care and social welfare. Except, not everyone does.
Starting in our own country and expanding to our nearest neighbours, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Timor-Leste, Mercy Works run world-class programs that engage in partnership with challenged communities to enjoy the right to these basic resources.
From providing education support to refugee and Indigenous students in Australia, to providing agricultural training in remote communities in Papua New Guinea, to reducing the rates of malnutrition in Timor-Leste, to walking with young women and girls who have experienced human trafficking in the Philippines. we depend on the kind support of volunteers, donors and organisations to help improve the lives of vulnerable people.