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Trócaire Business 100 Challenge


"My business helped provide an adult literacy course for women in Uganda" John Byrne, Owner of Maynooth Bookshop and Trócaire Supporter

The Challenge

Trócaire's Business 100 Challenge asks local businesses to come together as a community to help support small scale micro enterprises in some of the world's poorest communities.

Support from your business will go directly towards the purchase of livestock and drought resistant seeds, rental of farm equipment, and training.

Developing a small, income generating business in certain countries can literally mean survival for families, helping them achieve self-sufficiency and a hopeful future for children. See examples of Trócaire's Business projects below.

How you can help

We are asking 100 local businesses to make a contribution of €100 per month for 12 months (or whatever you feel your company can afford).

We are hoping you will be part of making a real impact and play a vital role in helping us reach our target of €100,000 from this Challenge.

Next steps

We would love to meet you personally (our contact details are below) to tell you a little bit more about this Challenge, or if you prefer, you can sign up to the Challenge by completing the Regular Giving Form. 

Sign up to the Challenge now

Trócaire Business Projects

GenevieveGenevieve Umumarashavu lost her husband and two children during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. She received support from Trócaire in farming crops and livestock and learning to save and manage small loans. She now owns a shop and is putting her children through school.


ChakuwambaChakuwamba Thole is a farmer from Malawi where Trócaire has been working for a number of years. In 2006, his family received finance for two goats and training in new farming practices.

"I invested in looking after these two goats until they multiplied. My goats grew in number to 38 and I used the money from the goats to invest in cotton farming. From these two goats, I'm happy to say I’m now a very proud farmer. I’m able to send my children to school."

Giving Badge

token of GivingTo acknowledge your generosity, all supporters of this campaign will receive our Trócaire Giving Badge to display on your website, stationery or in your workplace.

By partnering with Trócaire, you are joining the many other businesses that are giving back to communities in urgent need of help.


Why my business supports Trócaire

"Myself and Una believe we can and should help where we can. We trust Trócaire and the approach they take.

We know we are making a difference to the lives of ordinary people living in poverty and fear in Africa and beyond - mothers, fathers, children, grandparents.

While things in Ireland have changed in recent years, we still live in a relatively safe country where our basic human rights are respected and fulfilled. Others are not so fortunate.”

Pat McDonagh, Owner of Supermac’s


Contact us to find out more


Sinead Christian​, Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tel: 01 6293333
Email: [email protected]


Susan Kirk, Trócaire, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Tel: 01 629 333
Email: [email protected]