Caritas Rulenge is one of the six development programmes of the Catholic Diocese of Rulenge-Ngara. Caritas is a non-profit making organisation whose main task is: to deal with relief, refugees and socio-economic Development activities. Caritas Rulenge follows a holistic approach, that is: addressing a human person integrally both body and soul. Caritas Rulenge is a member of Caritas Tanzania, which is an organisation of Tanzania Episcopal Conference (TEC) and member of Caritas Internationalis Network.
This department was established in 1972 with the aim of contributing to the reduction of poverty among the people of God who have limited access to sustainable livelihoods by creating enabling environment that will help to overcome their vulnerability.