Trócaire: Working for a Just World

October 15th, 2009

Trócaire home page

Trócaire is a leading Irish overseas development agency that works with amazing people to bring about positive and lasting changes in some of the world’s poorest places. Last year, Trócaire spent over €60 million on 124 programmes across 38 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Their programmes are carried out with partner organisations so local people drive the whole process and, in turn, their own development.

The programmes aim to:

  • Build a reliable way of life and help people cope with climate change
  • Respond to emergencies and disasters
  • Tackle injustice and defend human rights
  • Address the HIV and AIDS crisis
  • Support gender equality

Trócaire’s annual ‘Lent campaign’ is the single largest fundraising campaign in Ireland and enjoys huge support from the Irish public each year. Trócaire’s website has become a key fundraising tool for the organisation and an essential way to show supporters the impact of its work and increase awareness.

Annertech built the Trócaire site using Drupal 6 and many contributed modules. In general, we used Migrate to pull in the data from the existing CMS, CCK to build the content, Views to list it, and Panels to arrange the items on a page. For example, the home page is a panel page containing several mini-panels, views and other blocks.