Care and Share Charitable Trust located at Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu is the endeavour of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers (CMSF), St.John De Britto Province (Tamil Nadu), established in 2004. It plans, initiates and executes the social projects in the state of Tamil Nadu to provide a better, systematic and scientific approach to social service and developmental projects of the Franciscan Missionary Brothers.

Franciscan Missionary Brothers is a society of religious Brothers founded in India in the year 1901 by Bro.Paulus Moritz, a German Missionary. A Jew by birth, he had a deep love for the poor especially children and this was translated into action by founding a Congregation which serves children in India through more than 65 schools and 60 orphanages/ boys’ homes caring more than 2000 children. Our main objectives are to serve the poor, the deprived and marginalised people irrespective of their social, economic and religious affiliation. The Brothers also have their presence in Sri Lanka, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, U.S.A., Canada, Paraguay, Bolivia and Ghana.

Recognizing that women and children suffer disproportionately from hunger and poverty, Care and Share focuses on working with the poor women and children because; women have always been marginalized and oppressed in the Indian society. We believe women are the foundation of the family and the community and if she is empowered, eventually, the entire family and community are empowered. Women should be organized and strengthened at the grass root level to end their hunger, poverty, and subjugation. Care and Share is making an attempt to make women empowered to create permanent social change.

There are too many children in our area suffer from deprivation, disease, hunger, illiteracy and poverty and consequently live without chances, choices and opportunities. Poverty does not only threaten children by depriving them of the capabilities needed to survive, develop and thrive. It also widens social, economic and gender disparities that prevent children from enjoying their childhood and undermine protective family and community environments, leaving children vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, violence and discrimination. Care and Share works with such children in the areas of education, healthcare and children’s rights. Our intervention is designed to snap the self-reinforcing cycle of hunger, poverty and disease – one life, one child, and one family at a time.




We envision a world where the poor will have equal opportunities to improve their quality of life to end hunger and poverty .

Our Mission:

Care and Share is a non-profit organization that enables impoverished families and communities especially women and children to overcome hunger, sickness and poverty by identifying key needs and provide the tools necessary for empowerment to lead self-sustaining and fulfilling lives.