Where we work

We work with communities across Timor-LestePeru and Papua New Guinea empowering people to address the poverty and injustice they face. We focus on countries where the Sisters of Saint Joseph have left the legacy of Mary MacKillop.

Find out more about our work in the following countries:


After decades of violence Timor-Leste is slowly rebuilding itself to become a strong and stable nation. However, Timor-Leste still faces many challenges, particularly in the education sector.


While the economy has grown rapidly in the past decade, this has led to deepening inequalities. Access to safe, fair and meaningful employment remains a key challenge for many Peruvians.

Papua New Guinea

For most Papua New Guineans, accessing a fair and safe livelihood, high quality education, effective health care and other basic services remains a daily challenge.