288 Search Results for:

Child Survival Match Donation

Double Your Impact Your contribution to support child survival will be DOUBLED to reach more children around the world.

Read More

One month since Earthquake in Nepal, ADRA responds

Take Care Nepal: One month since Earthquake in Nepal, ADRA responds to community needs KATHMANDU, NEPAL —It has been one month since the Gorkha earthquake hit Nepal and almost three weeks since a second quake rocked the country. ADRA continues to provide urgent care and relief to the hundreds of thousands afflicted by this catastrophe. “Many […]

Read More

Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal

ADRA Continues Relief Efforts as Second Earthquake Strikes Nepal WASHINGTON, DC.— A second earthquake has struck Nepal in almost as many weeks, hampering already strained relief efforts and inflicting a new wave of damage across the country. The 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck 42 miles (68km) west of the town of Namche Bazaar, close to Mount […]

Read More

ADRA, GlobalMedic Deliver Medical Tents

ADRA and GlobalMedic partner to distribute tents to replace health posts KATHMANDU, NEPAL— ADRA and GlobalMedic have partnered to provide large tents that will provide a temporary place for health posts that have been damaged or destroyed by last month’s earthquake. “The people of 10 communities in Kavre District will have a better place to […]

Read More

ADRA prepares food packs for Nepal

ADRA distributes food packs; partners with Scheer Memorial Hospital KATHMANDU, NEPAL—ADRA staff and volunteers began packing food kits complete with rice, lentils, noodles, sugar, salt, and oil yesterday. The packs will last a family of six for two weeks, and will be distributed this weekend.   Twenty-six community volunteers met ADRA staff yesterday at the […]

Read More

Beauty in the Brokenness

I never imagined my first visit to Nepal would be to lead the communication efforts during the aftermath of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. But here I am. I’m here in the middle of a disaster zone grabbing breakfast with the rest of our emergency response team (ERT), thinking about what I’ve seen so far since I […]

Read More

ADRA distributes tarps in remote villages

ADRA distributes tarps in hard to reach villages in Nepal KATHMANDU, NEPAL—ADRA Nepal staff are working around the clock to deliver much-needed tarps and food to families in remote villages in Dhading and Kavre. Tough road conditions, including rubble from houses destroyed by the earthquake is making distributions more difficult. ADRA workers are driving up […]

Read More

What is ADRA’s Privacy Policy?

You can read ADRA’s privacy policy here.

Read More

Shelter Distribution Begins in Nepal

Response to the earthquake in Nepal continues as ADRA begins to distribute much needed shelter to affected families in Dhading and Kavre districts. Rainfall has already begun in Kathmandu and other affected areas. Meteorologists have predicted rainfall for the next 10 days, creating difficulty and discomfort for those still forced to sleep outside. “We are working […]

Read More

ADRA Begins Shelter Distribution

ADRA Begins Shelter Distribution in Nepal KATHMANDU, NEPAL— Response to the earthquake in Nepal continues as the Adventist Development and Relief Agency begins to distribute much needed shelter to affected families in Dhading and Kavre districts. Rainfall has already begun in Kathmandu and other affected areas. Meteorologists have predicted rainfall for the next 10 days, creating […]

Read More

Massive 7.8 Earthquake Devastates Nepal

A 7.9 magnitude earthquake has devastated much of Nepal, leaving thousands dead, injured, and missing. Search and rescue teams have yet to reach remote and rural regions and with strong aftershocks still shaking the country, more destruction is anticipated, with a likely increase in the death toll. The need in Nepal is strong and very […]

Read More

Pray for Victims of Earthquake in Nepal

ADRA Emergency Director: “Pray for Victims of Earthquake in Nepal” Updated on April 25 at 3:44 p.m. KATHMANDU, NEPAL— A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook Nepal about 50 miles from its capital, Kathmandu, on Saturday, leveling buildings and killing hundreds. News sources are reporting 1,400 deaths so far, with the death toll rising. The earthquake hit […]

Read More

ADRA’s Ebola Response Continues

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa was unprecedented in its scale, with 25,600 reported cases and 10,600 deaths. Along with the health threat, Ebola also disrupted farming, economic activity, school systems, and even social customs, leaving very few not affected. ADRA’s Ebola response in Liberia and Sierra Leone is focused on three main areas: Awareness […]

Read More

ADRA Urges USAID Leader Appointment

ADRA encourages President Obama to appoint USAID Administrator WASHINGTON, DC.— On April 15, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International joined more than 100 other individuals and nongovernmental organizations in advocating President Barack Obama to nominate a permanent Administrator to the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Although ADRA commends the work of […]

Read More

Jo’s Story

On the first day of school, Jo walks down familiar streets. When he reaches the schoolhouse, it is no different than before. Fewer people lingering in the street, perhaps. Fewer children laughing on the front lawn. One year ago, the Ebola outbreak was a growing rumor in West Africa. It steadily became the most fatal […]

Read More

Support for Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency

ADRA Continues to Support Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency LAGOS, NIGERIA—One year ago, Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls in Nigeria captured the attention of the world and provoked the #BringBackOurGirls viral campaign. On Monday April 13, UNICEF announced that Boko Haram has to date rendered a total of 800,000 children and their […]

Read More

From Here to There

Welcome to ADRA’s new blog! We are very excited to have this outlet where we can share not only what we do, but also how and why we do it. Whether your contribution is a prayer from your heart or a donation from your pocket, we want you to see how your action here changes […]

Read More

Love Fund

“Love never fails.” 1 Corinthians 13:8 Share your gift of love, and the contribution travels to every corner of the world to help those who need it most. At the heart of our work, ADRA is a ministry of love. It is our goal to share God’s unconditional love with the world through community development […]

Read More

Privacy Policy

LEGAL AND PRIVACY POLICY BY VISITING ADRA.ORG YOU ARE ACCEPTING AND CONSENTING TO THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THIS LEGAL AND PRIVACY POLICY NOTICE. All information on this Web site is copyrighted by Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA®), a District of Columbia nonprofit corporation. All rights are reserved. United States copyright law protects all materials […]

Read More

Monthly Donation

Change a life When you commit to monthly giving, your money goes where it’s needed most. You make it possible to maintain long-term projects, jumpstart new initiatives, and have ready funds for emergency response.

Read More

One-time Donation

Change a life Families around the world will feel the impact of your contribution today. Your gift provides vital development programs and disaster relief.

Read More

Disaster Preparation

Experts estimate that every dollar spent on emergency preparedness is equal to seven dollars in response after a disaster occurs. Whether it’s a natural disaster or a humanitarian crisis, the ability to respond immediately comes from being prepared. Sourcing and pre-positioning emergency kits means that families in crisis have quick access to vital resources. Food […]

Read More

A Women’s World

A Women’s World: Behind the Scenes With Sanjay Seated at the large oak desk centered in her expansive office, I couldn’t believe that Hermilia’s successful career as a lawyer was built entirely with the money she earned from a copy machine business just a few years ago. But here in the high plateau city of […]

Read More

How can I make changes to my Gift Catalog monthly donation?

If you’d like to make changes to your Gift Catalog monthly donation please contact ADRA directly at 1.800.424.2372.

Read More

Vital Needs Met in Vanuatu

PORT VILA, VANUATU— ADRA Vanuatu continues to support the response to Tropical Cyclone Pam by providing local communities in need with safety, food, and access to water. On Friday, 130 water filtration kits were distributed to four locations in the northeast area of Efate, the main island of Vanuatu. The filtration kits convert contaminated water […]

Read More

Cleanup After Cyclone Pam Begins

Cleanup begins in Vanuatu, ADRA’s response continues PORT VILA, VANUATU— The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is playing a key role in securing the health and sanitation in 10 of the 20 evacuation centers in Port Vila. ADRA has made plumbed water available at nine of the 10 evacuation centers with the last evacuation […]

Read More

Long Road Ahead for Vanuatu

“Severe and long-lasting crisis for Vanuatu” PORT VILA, VANUATU—“This is going to be a longterm recovery and rebuilding process for Vanuatu. Agriculture, houses, and infrastructure have been destroyed,” reported Mark le Roux, ADRA Vanuatu Country Director reported after meetings with local partners and aid agencies. “This will be a severe and long-lasting crisis for Vanuatu.” […]

Read More

Cyclone Pam wreaks havoc in Vanuatu

Tropical Cyclone Pam wreaks havoc in Vanuatu, ADRA in place to respond PORT VILA, VANUATU—Tropical Cyclone Pam ripped through the islands of Vanuatu yesterday, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is already on the ground in place to respond in coordination with local partners and aid […]

Read More

ADRA Prepares for Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

ADRA ready to respond to Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu PORT VILA, VANUATU 4:30 p.m.—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is on high alert as category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam hits the archipelago of Vanuatu. ADRA is prepositioned to release emergency kits from three warehouses in Shefa, Efate, and Tafea. The kits include soap, […]

Read More

Turning a New Leaf

Turning a New Leaf: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay On the gentle slope of the green hill upon which I stand, there occurred atrocities too horrible for most people to imagine. On this hill, perhaps even this exact spot, children were killed by children, fathers by fathers. Here on the hill, a thousand more like […]

Read More

Any Lengths

Any Lengths: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay The noon sun glares down from an azure sky and, even under the canopy of trees, I feel its convective omnipresence in my lungs, in my shoes, in my skull. Sweat stings my eyes. I blink to clear my vision, my foot strikes a root and I stumble. […]

Read More

Stronger than the Storm

Stronger than the Storm: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay   The man and his boy are bowed over the side of the boat, their faces dark in the shadow of the setting sun.  Cast against the light fading behind ageless mountains, they seem to flow formlessly with the sea, and, but for the flash of […]

Read More

Selling Stories

Selling Stories: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay Pim is not happy to see her father.  The 14-year-old nervously avoids eye contact and her small hands flit about like broken-winged birds.  She shifts her weight from one leg to the other, bites her lip, and blows at a strand of hair falling across her forehead.  It […]

Read More

Winterization Assistance in Syria

ADRA’s Winterization Assistance program provides Syrian internally displaced persons (IDPs) with winter clothes and blankets to stay warm during the brutal Syrian winter. Rita is an elderly woman who never imagined having to leave her home behind at this stage in life. But when violence and unrest in Syria threatened the safety of her and […]

Read More

Emergency Donation

Make a Real Difference Your emergency gift will provide immediate assistance for today and help rebuild and heal for tomorrow.

Read More

Seeds of Hope

Seeds of Hope: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay There is a moment during every sunset when the world is drained of all ugliness and pain and only colors remain.  In that ephemeral space of light and shadow, the world is beautiful. Then the colors fade, the shadows lengthen, and the moment is gone. In Adjumani […]

Read More

No One Left

No One Left: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay The festival seems like any other—clowns, balloons, painted faces and broad smiles.  There is music and dancing.  There are games and activities.  There are mothers and children. This little boy is excited to see his mother in prison. Clowns and balloons made the day extra special for […]

Read More

Train a Health Worker

Training a local person in emergency aid and basic health practices means that a community always has someone they can turn to when in need. Often villages are hours or even days away from their nearest health clinic, so having someone close to home for small things and first aid is a true blessing.

Read More

Give a Bicycle Ambulance to a Village

Providing an isolated or rural community with a bicycle ambulance specially equipped with a bed saves so many lives. When every minute counts, such as when a woman is in labor or a serious injury occurs, this low-tech, simple solution reduces villagers’ travel time to the nearest medical center.

Read More

Introduce an Expectant Mother to Prenatal Care

Helping a pregnant woman receive prenatal care vastly improves her chances of staying healthy and giving birth safely. Expectant mothers can receive medical care, counseling on infant care and breastfeeding, and even supplemental food if they are at risk of hunger and malnutrition.

Read More

Provide Vital Supplies for a Health Clinic

Supplying a rural health clinic with necessities, such as basic medicine, supplies, and hygiene resources, can save so many lives. Families in isolated areas rarely receive preventative care, and in emergencies lives are lost because people must travel hours or days to reach the nearest health center.

Read More

Give Little Ones a Strong Start in Life

Welcoming a baby to the world with good health and protection from disease is the best gift you can give. Vaccinations are simple and cheap, and providing one to a newborn in the developing world can mean the difference between life and death. A newborn care program teaches parents how to protect their child’s health […]

Read More

Provide Skills Training to a Widow

Give a woman a way to earn her own income after she has lost her only source of support is truly life-changing. Training is given for new skills or to enhance existing ones, such as cooking or sewing, as well as business classes and a system of support through a cooperative group.

Read More

Invest in Beehives

A beekeeping business can earn an impoverished family enough to put food on the table, send their children to school, and pay for necessities such as medical care. Ten beehives are needed for a home business to begin, and the honey can be sold for culinary and medicinal purposes in the local community.

Read More

Empower a Woman for Business

A small loan to a woman helps her start a business, giving her the capability to provide for her family, contribute to her community, and break the stubborn cycle of poverty. Without this assistance, most poor women get very high-interest loans from unregulated sources that hurt more than help.

Read More

Restore Livelihoods

When a disaster hits, it doesn’t just destroy homes and property; it also leaves broken livelihoods in its wake. Replacing a lost or ruined boat, mending torn fishing nets, or providing seeds and tools for planting helps a family earn a living and a community get back on its feet again.

Read More

Deliver Major Change Through Micro Loans

A relatively minor investment in a small business can help a struggling family support itself and turn an impoverished community around. Along with startup money, each new small business owner also receives business training and help with financial planning to assist in making sustainable decisions. The success of this micro loan system is amplified by […]

Read More

Protect a Street Child

A center that provides shelter, food, medical care, tutoring, and even sports and music can take children off the streets and show them a brighter side of life. Without education and engagement, a street child is vulnerable to drug addiction, criminal activity, and sexual exploitation.

Read More

Shelter a Child-headed Household

Orphaned children in Africa often live alone with no adults to care for them. To them, a roof over their heads would be a luxury. Providing a shelter kit with a tarp, tools, sleeping mats and blankets, a lantern, a mosquito net, and a stove helps give a child-headed household a sense of home and […]

Read More

Clothe a Refugee Child for Winter

Warm clothing, cozy bedding, and other weather-appropriate resources mean so much to a shivering refugee child braving winter with no comforts from home. Many times temporary housing isn’t enough to keep out the chill, and the walk to school or chores is brutal without suitable protection from the elements.

Read More

Educate an Orphan

Education is a gift that lasts forever. Providing the necessities, such as books, a uniform, and supplies, means that an orphan can go to school and be ready for the future just like the other kids. For an orphan who may face neglect or discrimination, it’s a chance at a future that would otherwise not […]

Read More

Rescue a Child From Exploitation

Freeing a child from the horrors of exploitation, whether it’s in the sex trade or through backbreaking forced labor, gives him or her the chance to be a kid again. Establishing a child center in an impoverished community gives a child a new life through education, nourishing meals, and vital health care. In some developing […]

Read More

Protect an Abused Woman

A safe house program can change a life by providing sanctuary to a victim of domestic violence. An abused woman and her children are welcome to receive shelter and protection, as well as counseling, medical care, food, and social and legal services to help end the cycle of abuse.

Read More

Keep a Girl Safe

Community education is the key to preventing a girl from becoming a victim of sexual exploitation and violence. Counseling, education, and support in a community center improve her circumstances and reduce the threat of the sex industry.

Read More

End Female Genital Mutilation

Enlightening communities on the truth about female genital mutilation (FGM) can save a young girl from a lifetime of suffering. The practice stems from cultural traditions, but medical organizations agree that FGM causes chronic pain, infection, and complications in pregnancy and childbirth.

Read More

Rescue a Child Bride

Providing intervention, protection, and an education can save a girl as young as 9 years old from becoming a child bride. In the developing world, one in three girls is married before she turns 18. Instead of putting a girl’s life in the control of a much older man, help her have a future full […]

Read More

Help Women Escape Human Trafficking

Rescue centers in cities and at border crossings help combat the growing tragedy of human trafficking. Gatekeeper staff are trained to recognize potentially trafficked women and girls at train stations and other transit points. They are able to intercept a victim, provide protection, and reintegrate her with her family and community. Reaching a woman while […]

Read More

Improve Mealtimes With Cookstoves

A gift of a new cookstove can transform mealtimes for an impoverished family. Economical and energy-saving, each cookstove is safe for use indoors and doesn’t require an open flame, which cuts down on risks such as burns or respiratory infections from inadequate ventilation.

Read More

Feed Refugees in a Famine Crisis

The need to feed refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) is growing more urgent as famine conditions threaten the lives of millions. Families in remote and isolated locations desperately need emergency food supplies, as well as the means to plant and access their own food for the future.

Read More

Provide Food for the Elderly

Food parcels full of nutritious staples can mean the difference between hunger and health for impoverished elderly men and women. Having these parcels supplied is especially urgent in countries where there are no support programs and pensions don’t cover even basic resources.

Read More

Nourish a Baby

Infants are often the first to suffer in times of hunger, when undernourished mothers aren’t able to produce adequate milk for nursing. A gift of special high-protein, calorie-rich formula helps the littlest ones survive, while also being gentle on their tiny digestive systems.

Read More

Save a Starving Child

Regular, nourishing meals for a child who is at high risk of malnutrition can turn a life around. Severe hunger is an overwhelming experience for children, and they are especially vulnerable to its terrible effects. Balanced meals, high in protein, calcium, and crucial vitamins and minerals, help a child meet physical growth milestones, focus on […]

Read More

Plant Seeds for the Future

A gift of a home garden provides the appropriate seeds, tools, and training to prepare a family or female-headed household for self-sufficiency. Easy access to fresh, nourishing vegetables and fruit is a solution to malnutrition, and selling surplus produce generates much-needed income.

Read More

Share a Sheep With a Family

Sheep can give a family a boost from poverty through the sale of the highly nutritious milk and the dairy products made from that milk, as well as desirable wool. Sheep often produce multiple lambs per birth, so families can count on nutrition and income from a growing flock for the future.

Read More

Give a Chicken for Change

Chickens provide a lot of help to impoverished households. Protein-rich eggs help nourish a hungry family, plus chickens protect agricultural crops from insects and are a natural source of fertilizer. Additional chickens mean that a family can also earn an income from the eggs and manure.

Read More

Support the Blind With a Cow

The gift of a female cow, as well as training in livestock husbandry, gives a blind family member a chance to help support his or her family. The cow provides milk and other dairy products for nourishment and income, and the animal bank that provides the cow is repaid with the first calf.

Read More

Provide a Water Catchment

Giving a community the ability to catch and store rainwater is giving them a source of fresh water when they need it most. When water distribution isn’t dependable or infrastructure has been compromised by age or attack, community water catchments can save lives and prevent the spread of disease.

Read More

Give the Gift of Goats

Goats are little animals that can make a big change for an impoverished family. Milk from goats is nutritious to drink and can be used to make cheese and yogurt for added protein, calcium, and other important nutrients. This nourishment is desperately needed in developing countries, especially by growing children. All of the dairy products […]

Read More

Drill a Well and Change a Community Forever

Drilling a new well completely transforms a village by bringing safe, clean water close to home. Women and children no longer have to walk unprotected for miles to get water, so they can spend their days in meaningful work or stay in school. Chronic disease from drinking unsafe water is cut drastically because villagers don’t […]

Read More

Refurbish an Existing Water Source

Repairing a damaged or old well, tap, or other water source makes it as good as new. A well that has aged into disrepair often holds stagnant water, which is full of bacteria and contaminants. Simple fixes can prevent the transfer of unnecessary disease and illness.

Read More

Supply Safe Drinking Water to a Student

Installing a water system in a school means that a student can have clean drinking water on hand rather than leave class to travel to a safe source. Children miss weeks of school due to water collecting and water-related illness that could be prevented by having clean water readily available.

Read More

Save Lives With a Latrine and Hygiene Training

Providing a latrine that keeps waste away from living spaces is a life changer. Latrines and hygiene training are vital in preventing diarrhea, which kills more kids than malaria, AIDS, and measles combined. Washing hands alone reduces cases of diarrhea by 40 percent, but people must be taught.

Read More

Ebola Fight Continues

ADRA decontaminates homes, prevents spread of Ebola, Monday, January 26, 2015 FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE— ADRA Sierra Leone is managing a decontamination center and deploying teams to the homes of Ebola victims to decontaminate exposed surfaces and prevent further spread of the virus. ADRA Sierra Leone has decontaminated more than 988 homes since November 2014. The […]

Read More

Jonathan Duffy to interview on BRITE Radio

Monday, January 26, 2015 WASHINGTON, DC.—ADRA International President Jonathan Duffy interviewed today with BRITE Radio host Stacia Wright about ADRA’s work around the world. In the interview with Wright, host of “The Drive,” Duffy spoke about his work at ADRA, his childhood in Australia, and even ADRA’s Spread Love concert with Take 6. Stacia Wright […]

Read More

The Roma

The Roma: Behind the Scenes with Sanjay ADRA was lucky to have Sanjay Thomas join our crew and act as our “A Closer Walk” host in the field, experiencing the reality of humanitarian aid work. He shared the following photos and thoughts from his time with ADRA and the Roma community in Albania. Two street […]

Read More

Support for Refugees From South Sudan

ADRA works hard to provide refugees with items essential to survival. Whether it is through water and food in drought-prone regions or blankets and tarps in rainy ones, ADRA is there to bring relief. At the age of 10, James went to school for the first time. He was ecstatic. He had no idea that […]

Read More

ADRA Liberia to distribute Christmas Packs to Ebola survivors

MONROVIA, LIBERIA – ADRA Liberia is distributing 800 Christmas Packs to Ebola survivors and their families in five counties in Liberia, including Margibi and Montserrado, the two hardest hit by the virus. The Christmas Packs—also called solidarity kits—contain disinfectant, laundry and bath soap, one set of bedding, basic clothing, a mattress and pillow and cooking […]

Read More

Samvel’s Story

Thirteen-year-old Samvel is an artist. He paints what he sees, and the picture becomes the scene. He paints what he imagines, and the colors and shapes blossom from the paper like lilies from a field. He has a keen eye and a sensitive spirit, and everyone agrees: Samvel is an artist. But Samvel is also […]

Read More

Placidia’s Story

Placidia holds a new pair of shoes in her hands. Her shy smile has grown, and today the 6-year-old is practically beaming as she clutches the simple, black canvas slip-ons. These are the first shoes she has ever called her own. Placidia is the youngest of seven daughters. Her mother is a widow in one […]

Read More

Snezana’s Story

Snezana’s marriage began as something out of a fairy tale. She was young and beautiful; he was older, hardworking, and devoted. Her family disapproved of the union, but the two were in love. She gave birth to two children and stayed home to raise them. He worked even harder to provide for his family. They […]

Read More

Danilo’s Story

Danilo is a fisherman from Panay Island in the Philippines. Growing up impoverished, he had no chance to get an education and began fishing for a living at 12 years old. Fishing is the only livelihood he’s known, so he was devastated when Typhoon Haiyan destroyed his boat as it swept through the Philippines in […]

Read More

Rita’s Story

Rita is an elderly woman who never imagined having to leave her home behind at this stage in life. But when violence and unrest in Syria threatened the safety of her and her family, there was no choice. Rita fled her home with her remaining family members and was unable to take anything with her. […]

Read More

James’ Story

At the age of 10, James went to school for the first time. He was ecstatic. He had no idea that in less than three months he would be fleeing for his life from his home in South Sudan, across the border to Uganda. In January of 2014, tribal war erupted in his volatile home […]

Read More

Ekua’s Story

Ekua was barely able to provide for her loved ones. Living in Gambia with her husband, who was out of work, she became the sole provider. She was selling dried fish at the market and earning paltry profits, so the little food she could afford was not nearly enough to nourish her family. Without enough […]

Read More

Maria’s Story

Maria Martha Ordoñez, age 73, is the matriarch of a full house. Within her home are two sons, three daughters, and two grandchildren. Like many subsistence farmers in the rural Alto community, Maria planted corn on her modest parcel of land to feed her household. That year, the rains came too late. Maria and her […]

Read More

Raniza’s Story

Raniza lives in a village of Tharu, a population of forest dwellers indigenous to the Himalayan foothills of southern Nepal. A few years ago, she was unable to read or write, and her only source of income was cutting and selling firewood Like so many women of her village, Raniza lived a life of constant […]

Read More

Santhash’s Story

Santhash, a 13-year-old living in Chennai, India, used to skip school every day to pick fights and roam the streets of his native Anna Nagar slum with his friends. His mother, Vellin, was resigned to a life of poverty for herself and her son. ADRA’s childhood development project in India provides academic support, creative learning […]

Read More

Suleiman’s Story

Suleiman Al-Ghabani, a 10-year-old living in Jordan, misses his home in Syria. Forced to flee during the recent conflict, Suleiman missed a year of school as he and his family made their way to Jordan to start a new life. Suleiman is just one of the thousands of Syrian children whose childhood and education have […]

Read More

Aloina’s Story

When Aloina was 5 years old, ADRA workers found her and her brother living in the garbage in downtown Chisinau, Moldova’s capital. Their home was a cardboard box. With their father dead, their mother—having no interest in them—had abandoned the little children. ADRA’s Rainbow Children’s Home provides a safe haven for abused and neglected children. […]

Read More

Plaxedes’ Story

Ten-year-old Plaxedes was so excited about her new school in Zimbabwe that she went to class early. About three months early. The foundation had only just been laid when she arrived at the site of her future school—one of 10 ADRA classroom blocks being built in the Gokwe North District—and offered to help. Community members […]

Read More

Valerie’s Story

Valerie* is 16, the mother of a 4-month-old baby, and a victim of rape. When she was just 14 years old, soldiers patrolling the road into town took her by force and sexually assaulted her. Afraid of the stigma attached to rape, she kept it a secret. In Valerie’s hometown of Bweremana in the eastern […]

Read More

Confridah’s Story

Fifteen-year-old Confridah started high school with excitement. She excelled in her studies and had plans to go to a university in the future. Her father had different plans. He had secretly found a husband for his daughter, and keeping with the custom in many parts of Kenya, he was going to have her circumcised. Female […]

Read More

Lin’s Story

From within her office, 22-year-old Lin sees all the girls who come through the front door of the shelter. Some are just children, cowering in the doorway. Many are on their own, without family to protect them. All are vulnerable to the devastating sex trade that is rampant in Thailand. The office in which Lin […]

Read More

Saly’s & Bintu’s Story

Saly and Bintu live in Gao, located by the banks of Mali’s Niger River. The river is a precious resource, and many turn to fishing for income and for feeding their families. Saly’s and Bintu’s families aren’t fishermen, so they tried to grow vegetables. “We did not really know what we were doing, and we […]

Read More

Cynthia’s Story

Cynthia Wibabara is not like most 9-year-olds. When she comes home from school, her first priority is not to watch TV or make a snack for herself. She doesn’t start on her homework right away or take an afternoon nap, either. The first thing Cynthia does when she gets home from school is to check […]

Read More

Lam’s Story

For 63 years, Lam O. felt like a burden. Born blind in the Tay Ninh province, where visually impaired people are considered invalids, Lam struggled with a sense of worth. Then he married and had two children. His family loved and respected him, but he felt like a failure. He was unable to work and […]

Read More

What is ADRA’s Really Useful Gift Catalog?

The gift catalog is powerful way for you to give a gift with meaning that helps to transform a life in the developing world. ADRA’s Really Useful Gift Catalog is filled with many ideas on how your friends, family, or church can be part of ADRA’s mission together. Browse the gift catalog to see how […]

Read More

How can I become involved in ADRA’s programs?

We rely on the support of private individuals, churches, and schools to fulfill our mission. We’re always developing new ways for supporters to represent ADRA in their communities. Learn how you can spread the word about ADRA’s work in your neighborhood.

Read More

How does aid reach ADRA’s beneficiaries?

We have a worldwide infrastructure in more than 130 countries that enables the agency to preposition and store aid, such as food, medicines, equipment, emergency supplies, etc. Depending on the type of program and needs, ADRA uses a wide variety of transportation methods to get aid to our beneficiaries— a boat on the Amazon, a […]

Read More

Can I sponsor a child through ADRA?

Children are major beneficiaries of our programs, designed to benefit entire communities rather than focus on individuals. As such, ADRA has chosen not to do child sponsorships. Learn more about our work with Children & Orphans.

Read More

Does ADRA accept clothing?

ADRA does not accept used clothing. Often, unsolicited goods like used clothes, and canned goods clog transportation routes, hindering supplies from receiving clearance at shipping ports. ADRA’s Really Useful Gift Catalog has several ways you can support families in need worldwide.

Read More

How do I make a donation in a currency other than US dollars?

ADRA has offices in more than 130 countries, so you may be able to donate in your local currency. Donations to ADRA International given in foreign currencies are subject to variable exchange rates and, in some cases, bank processing fees. Find an ADRA office near you

Read More

What is the best way to help ADRA’s response to a disaster?

Monetary donations are the best, as they allow ADRA to immediately buy items that survivors need. Most essential relief goods are purchased in country to help reach the disaster zone quickly and to help stimulate the local economy.

Read More

Does ADRA help in the United States?

We have a close partnership with Adventist Community Services (ACS), local organizations and other trusted partners that enables us to provide assistance to those who have been affected, when a disaster strikes within our borders.

Read More

Are ADRA International projects audited?

The ADRA office in each country is responsible for coordinating audits for the projects they are funding. Responsibilities of the Internal Audit Office at ADRA International include monitoring and arranging external audits for projects funded by USAID. The General Conference Auditing Service audits ADRA country and administration accounting. All audit reports are submitted to ADRA […]

Read More

Employment Practices

Through our network of affiliated ADRA offices, we help people in more than 130 countries without regard to age, ethnicity, politics or religion. Hiring Practices To fulfill our mission, ADRA employs approximately 5,000 employees and countless volunteers. Because employment and immigration laws in each country differ, most staff must be citizens or permanent residents of […]

Read More

Are donations to ADRA tax-exempt?

Yes. ADRA International is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Donations are deductible for income and estate taxes. Tax deductibility only applies to donations given by individuals and entities filing for taxes within the United States. Anyone giving a qualifying donation directly to ADRA will receive a receipt […]

Read More

Does ADRA participate in workplace campaigns?

Yes we do. To donate to ADRA through workplace campaigns such as the United Way, Combined Federal Campaign, designate ADRA #10654.

Read More

How much of private donations are used for direct humanitarian service?

For every $1 given to ADRA, 90 cents goes directly to supporting our lifesaving programs around the world. Each gift you make is a contribution to the entire mission of ADRA, to be used wherever the need is greatest.

Read More

Does ADRA proselytize?

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and people of non-Christian faith, respecting the human dignity of all. The positive impact of ADRA’s […]

Read More

How can I volunteer with ADRA?

Internationally, we rely on the service and skills of local volunteers to implement our programs. Volunteers are key to helping us reach communities in needs. Available positions vary between ADRA offices.

Read More

How can I work for ADRA?

You can view current job openings on our careers page.

Read More

How is ADRA funded?

In 2013 ADRA’s program expenses totaled $137 million—made possible through private contributions from private individuals like you, corporations, foundations and other entities. We also obtain funding and commodities from governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as USAID and the United Nations.

Read More

What does ADRA do?

Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions through 9 impact areas. Learn more about Our Impact.

Read More

Planned Giving

Make an impact today—leave your legacy tomorrow. Planning is important. And planned giving is a unique charitable tool that can help you meet your financial goals while supporting ADRA’s global ministry. From wills and bequests to charitable gift annuities, planned giving allows you to make a meaningful gift to communities worldwide while enhancing the future […]

Read More

Monthly Donor Program

When ADRA can count on you, families around the world can count on us. We call our monthly donors ADRA Angels for good reason. When we can count on your regular support each month, ADRA is able to plan for the future, and respond promptly to unplanned crises. Our Angels do the work of angels. […]

Read More

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic faces many challenges. With 20% of its population living in extreme poverty, 2 million individuals try to survive on less than $2 a day. These impoverished conditions restrict children’s ability to go to school. As a result 12% of the population is illiterate. Additionally, the rainy season leaves many families displaced and […]

Read More

South Sudan

As the newest and least developed nation in Africa, South Sudan suffers from a lack of basic infrastructure, low standards of sanitation, and restricted access to education. ADRA South Sudan implements projects that further the development of the nation while providing emergency relief amid the IDP crisis. In accordance with this mission, we focus on […]

Read More

Paula’s Story

The day after Christmas in the small community of Dedere, Paula Orlando went into labor. Only 17 years old, Paula had never had a baby before, so when the second day passed with no progress, she began to worry. By the fourth day of intense pains, Paula began to panic. The nearest clinic was more […]

Read More

Ramesh’s Story

Ramesh began drinking alcohol at 18, but it escalated to a more serious problem after he married. “He started to fight with me every night,” his wife, Angala, said. “He always wanted money to buy alcohol.” Though he had a job as a day laborer, a common job in India, Ramesh never seemed to have […]

Read More

Jeanne’s Story

Jeanne is a 33-year-old farmer and mother to six children. She lives in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), but she is like every mother in the world, and nothing is more important to her than keeping her beautiful children healthy. When ADRA met with Jeanne, she was pregnant with her sixth child. Each of […]

Read More

Roberto’s Story

As he lay in bed, delirious from drugs, Roberto felt himself slipping away. Crack cocaine had been consuming his thoughts for years and his body for months, and now it finally seemed to be taking his life. When he was a teenager, skipping class and drinking beer with his friends, Roberto never would have predicted […]

Read More

Mercy’s Story

Having lost both her parents to AIDS, Mercy lives in an orphanage outside of Harare, Zimbabwe. Unfortunately, the orphanage lacks access to clean water, making Mercy one of the many children living in Zimbabwe at risk of diseases like cholera. Contaminated water and improper sanitation are the primary reasons for cholera outbreaks, and children are […]

Read More

Monem’s Story

Monem, a 7-year-old living in Al Masraka, Yemen, makes the mile-long trek through a conflict-ridden area to draw water for his family. The youngest of five children, Monem is starting to show signs of trachoma, a painful and debilitating bacterial disease that has caused his older siblings to go blind. Contaminated water and the absence […]

Read More

Veronica’s Story

Veronica lives with her husband and three children in Dilor, a small village in Timor-Leste. Every day, she makes at least two exhausting trips to the river and back to provide water for her family. The river water is dirty and often causes diarrhea and other illnesses, especially for her children. “I was exhausted and […]

Read More

Tin Mar Hwe’s Story

Every day, Tin Mar Hwe, the headmistress of a school in Than Bo, Myanmar, worries about having enough clean water for her students. She depends on parent volunteers to make eight trips a day to nearby ponds to collect enough water to last the children through the day. Access to clean water is critical for […]

Read More

Tsitsi’s Story

Tsitsi, her husband, Isaac, and their five children had been receiving food aid for their family to survive. Where they live in Zimbabwe, it’s not uncommon to remain in a cycle of food aid for years because it’s difficult to start over when conditions haven’t changed. Tsitsi and her family were ready to finally become […]

Read More

Voahary’s Story

Voahary is 15 and is a growing boy in the outskirts of Antananarivo in Madagascar. He sits restlessly in his seat at school, but today he’s lucky. His distraction these days is brought on by his desire to get outside and play, but it wasn’t that long ago that his lack of concentration came from […]

Read More

Makai’s Story

Makai’s story is not uncommon in the Mandera area of Kenya. She has lived through times of plenty and seen her family grow and prosper, but her world was forever changed a few years ago. “Before my husband passed away, we used to be one of the leading livestock traders in Takaba, with overwhelming numbers […]

Read More

Halimu’s Story

At the age of 22 months, Halimu fell ill. She could not move or eat and had a high fever. Her mother, Abshiru, did not know what was wrong or what to do. The small village in Ethiopia where she lives has limited resources, and her husband is disabled and unable to work. Abshiru had […]

Read More

What does the name ADRA stand for?

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives. Learn more about Our History.

Read More

Timor Leste

With 45 percent of the population lacking access to clean water, ADRA Timor-Leste has designated WASH as a priority, implementing projects that will improve standards of health and sanitation and provide access to potable water. This includes drilling boreholes, constructing latrines, and hosting hygiene and sanitation workshops.

Read More

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ADRA works in the Democratic Republic of Congo to end gender-based violence and provide opportunities for vulnerable women. Studies have shown that two of every five women in the Eastern DRC have been raped. Our mission is to reduce this statistic while fostering education and development through community engagement.

Read More

ADRA on High Alert in Philippines for Typhoon Hagupit


SILVER SPRING, MD—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA) emergency response team (ERT) is on high alert and has prepositioned resources as Typhoon Hagupit, locally known as Ruby, approaches the Philippines. While the Typhoon has lost some strength and was downgraded from Super Typhoon to Typhoon, it seems to be regaining strength. According to the […]

Read More

World Water Day

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat […]

Read More

Dr. Jill Biden visits IDPs at Ukraine ADRA Center

KIEV—Dr. Jill Biden spoke to a group of ADRA staff, UN agency representatives, and other partner nongovernmental organizations including USAID at the ADRA center in Ukraine on Friday, November 21. Biden took a tour of the ADRA Center and visited with an ADRA-hosted family who is internally displaced as a result of the conflict in […]

Read More

ADRA partners with USAID in Food Security Program to reach 264,380 people

 ANTANANARIVO— The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is one of two agencies partnering with USAID in a $75 million food security initiative in Madagascar. The five-year ADRA program titled Asotry* will reduce vulnerability and food insecurity among households and communities in the regions of Amoron’i Mania, Haute Matsiatra, and Atsimo Andrefana. The program will directly […]

Read More

Ebola Update: ADRA & GlobalMedic send second shipment to Liberia and Sierra Leone

On October 8, ADRA International, in partnership with GlobalMedic and ADRA Canada, will send containers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Cooper Hospital in Liberia and Waterloo Hospital in Sierra Leone. On October 8, ADRA International, in partnership with GlobalMedic and ADRA Canada, will send containers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Cooper Hospital in […]

Read More

ADRA presents response to Ebola at NALAA conference

On September 26, the North America Liberia Adventist Association (NALAA) launched their Fourth Biennial Convention to address the spread of Ebola, to raise money, and to support one another through prayer. “We have come to humble ourselves before God,” said lead speaker Matthew Kamara.  “We must reach out in faith.” As pastor of Pilgrims Seventh-day […]

Read More

ADRA Around The World

ADRA is changing the lives of millions of people around the world. Our on-the-ground approach has grown to include local offices in 134 countries. When disaster strikes, ADRA is already there to help those in need. Once the urgent need has passed, ADRA stays there to provide ongoing support, ensure rehabilitation and continue long-term development […]

Read More

Our History

For more than 30 years, ADRA has remained committed to working with communities worldwide to improve their quality of life. Established in 1956 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church, ADRA underwent two name changes before becoming the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in 1984. Originally called Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service or SAWS, the agency became […]

Read More

Spread The Word

You have a voice. You have a community. You have a passion to change the world. Hey, so do we! Maybe it’s time to combine strengths and work together. Whether you are on your own, representing your church, or rallying your school, we have the resources to amplify your voice, increase awareness, and implement real, […]

Read More

Social Justice

Advocating for the integration of marginalized population into mainstream society and for the advancement of existing infrastructure.

Read More

Disaster Relief

Delivering immediate emergency relief and ongoing support for the recovery and development of hard hit areas.

Read More

Economic Opportunity

Promoting economic growth through vocational skill training, access to markets, secure credit lines, and income management education.

Read More

Women, Girls, & Gender

Empowering women, girls, and family members through education, targeted training, and empowering them with the tools to support their families.

Read More

Community Health

Shifting health behaviors, improving the quality of health resources, and ensuring access to community health services.

Read More

Water, Sanitation & Hygiene

Ensuring access to safe water, hygienic sanitation facilities, and educating families and communities on hygiene practices that are vital to good health.

Read More

Hunger & Nutrition

Working with communities to reduce the risk of hunger through sustainable food supply methods, preventing and treating malnutrition, and distributing emergency food aid in crisis.

Read More

Animals & Agriculture

Ensuring long-term food security and income generation through sustainable agricultural practices, livestock management, and improvements to fundamental infrastructure.

Read More

ADRA partners with GlobalMedic & Loma Linda University to respond to Ebola

In March, 2014, an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever started to spread in the forested areas of southeast Guinea. In March, 2014, an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever started to spread in the forested areas of southeast Guinea. Since then, the outbreak has rapidly spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. In August, the World […]

Read More

Our Impact

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 130 countries and across 9 crucial impact areas. ADRA’s hardworking network of almost 6,000 people actively implement region-appropriate solutions for positive and sustainable change where it is needed most.

Read More

Sample Page

This is an example page. It’s different from a blog post because it will stay in one place and will show up in your site navigation (in most themes). Most people start with an About page that introduces them to potential site visitors. It might say something like this: Hi there! I’m a bike messenger […]

Read More

ADRA responds in Nigeria

North-Eastern Nigeria has become increasingly tense and volatile since June 4, 2014, when the fundamentalist group Boko Haram killed nearly 500 people in the state of Borno. Less than a week later the group was suspected of kidnapping 20 young women from the village of Garkin Fulani close to the location of the abduction of […]

Read More

ADRA hosts candlelight vigil to commemorate World Refugee Day

This Friday June 20 at 8 p.m. ADRA International will host its “Light the Way Home” candlelight vigil to commemorate the United Nations’ World Refugee Day. The event will take place at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, near the pond and will feature Alison Brook, Christian singer/songwriter. The event is open to the public, […]

Read More

International Community Joins forces for South Sudan

Five months of war is South Sudan have resulted in thousands of deaths and displacement of approximately 1.3 million people. The world is watching in horror as the conflict brings the three-year-old country to the brink of the worst food crisis in 25 years. The situation is complex, and mass hunger and starvation threatens the […]

Read More

Rebuilding Livelihoods After Typhoon Haiyan

After Typhoon Haiyan, ADRA provided boat repair materials to close to 600 fishermen so that they could get back to work and recover their livelihood. Danilo is a fisherman from Panay Island in the Philippines. Growing up impoverished, he had no chance to get an education and began fishing for a living at 12 years […]

Read More

Oklahoma Tornadoes

On the Ground: ADRA International Responds to the Oklahoma Tornado Devastation On Monday, May 20, a tornado raked through parts of Oklahoma with winds that exceeded 200 miles per hour, leaving a trail of destruction about 17 miles long. This has caused the destruction of thousands of properties and has injured hundreds of people. Emergency […]

Read More

Congolese Refugees in Rwanda

Rwanda: ADRA Improves Condition of Hygiene in Transit Camp SILVER SPRING, Md. – The political climate in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been volatile since the highly disputed presidential elections of November 2011. Since then, Congolese refugees have been seeking shelter in Rwanda, escaping clashes between DRC government forces and armed militia. The […]

Read More

Acting President Announcement

ADRA International Announces Acting President Former General Conference Treasurer, Robert L. Rawson, has accepted the role of Acting President until a permanent successor to the post is found. “Elder Rawson is a leader who is widely respected and accomplished with experience at various levels of administrative leadership. We have every confidence in him to lead […]

Read More

Leadership Change

ADRA International Board Votes Leadership Change SILVER SPRING, Md.- The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International Board of Directors met June 24 and removed Dr. Rudi Maier as president and executive director of ADRA International with immediate effect, announcing the formation of a search committee to find a replacement. “Making a change in the […]

Read More

World No Tobacco Day May 31, 2012

World No Tobacco Day: ADRA Fights to End Tobacco Use SILVER SPRING, Md. – SILVER SPRING, Md. – On May 31 the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is joining the World Health Organization (WHO) in the annual World No Tobacco Day, an initiative created by the WHO to raise awareness of the dangers of […]

Read More

Transitioning to a New Life

Uganda: ADRA Responds to Improve the Lives of Congolese Refugees SILVER SPRING, Md. – Following the heated November 2011 presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the battle between government forces and armed militia has been ongoing, causing thousands of Congolese to flee to the neighboring country of Uganda. The Adventist Development and […]

Read More

Happy Mother’s Day

Mothers’ Day: ADRA Continues to Support Mothers Around the World SILVER SPRING, Md. – This coming Sunday, millions of men, women, and children around the world will be taking the time to honor their mothers who have sacrificed their time and energy, juggled various roles from nurturer to bedtime storyteller, and have given so much […]

Read More

Responding in Peru

Peru: Extreme Weather Patterns Threaten Vulnerable Communities, ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is assisting families in Peru’s southeastern region, who have been enduring harsh weather conditions during this year’s first quarter. The region has been severely affected by heavy rainfall, thunderstorms, and strong winds, leading to the […]

Read More

World Malaria Day April 25, 2012

World Malaria Day: ADRA is Making a Difference SILVER SPRING, Md. – April 25 marks World Malaria Day, a day set aside to commemorate worldwide efforts to control this preventable yet deadly disease. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing its work to reduce the numbers of people infected and killed by malaria […]

Read More

Giving Hope in Ethiopia

Ethiopia: ADRA Restores Hope to Hopeless Village Article Reprint – Hannah Ndungu works as the Emergency Management Coordinator for the ADRA Africa Regional Office. In this article, Ndungu shares an experience of how ADRA’s work restored hope to one Ethiopian village. SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Kelafo Woreda-Somali Region of Ethiopia, lies a small village […]

Read More

Helping Girls in Thailand

Thailand: ADRA Transforms the Lives of Young Girls SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Thailand, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is working to rescue girls from forced prostitution in the sex slave trade. The Agency has opened a shelter that houses at-risk girls from poor families, providing them with nutritious food, education, and most […]

Read More

Earth Day April 22, 2012

Earth Day: ADRA Celebrates Commitment to Maintain a Healthy World SILVER SPRING, Md. – April 22 will mark Earth Day 2012, a day set aside each year to remind us of our responsibility to protect the rich resources available on our planet that sustain the lives of the world’s estimated 7 billion inhabitants. The Adventist […]

Read More

Community Health in Mongolia

Mongolia: ADRA Improves Access to Education and Health Services for Children with Disabilities SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Mongolia the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is helping society transform the way they view children with disabilities, and give them access to education and health services. This is being achieved through a project called, Ensuring […]

Read More

Drought and Famine in Horn of Africa

Somalia: ADRA Calls on International Community for Continued Support in Wake of Uncertain Future SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Horn of Africa is no stranger to drought, which was most recently demonstrated in 2011 as the region grappled through a deadly famine, and according to the World Food Program affected 13 million people to date. […]

Read More

Improving Sanitation in Rwanda

Rwanda: ADRA Donates Latrines to Primary School SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has made the school day far less challenging for Janjagiro Primary School in the Rwamagana District of Rwanda, through providing the school with significantly needed latrines. In total, 14 latrines were constructed, two of which were built […]

Read More

Emergency Response in Montenegro

Montenegro: Severe Snowstorms Leave Thousands Stranded, ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – Unrelenting snowstorms have overwhelmed the Southeastern European nation of Montenegro, paralyzing traffic and leaving travelers stranded on roadways. Many homes have endured significant snow-related damages, causing thousands to have no access to basic necessities. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding […]

Read More

Overcoming Poverty in Nepal

Nepal: ADRA Combats Poverty Through Agro-based Training Program SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is fighting against the effects of poverty in the Kapilvastu, Palpa, and Rupandehi districts of Western Nepal. The local ADRA Nepal office developed this three and a half year project entitled, Develop Local Economy to Eradicate […]

Read More

World Water Day, March 22, 2013

World Water Day: ADRA Transforms Communities with the Power of Water SILVER SPRING, Md. – On the 22nd of March, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) joins the world in commemorating World Water Day, and continues to implement projects that make clean water available throughout disadvantaged communities around the world. ADRA recognizes the life-saving […]

Read More

Livelihood Support for Families

ADRA Diversifies Household Diets in Somaliland SILVER SPRING, Md. – As a result of drought, Somalia is experiencing a wave of change in the diversity of menus that families are having on their tables. What most Somalis would have easily dismissed as fodder for their livestock is now finding its way comfortably to the dinner […]

Read More

Rebuilding Lives in West Africa

Cote d’Ivoire: ADRA Helps Returnees Rebuild Their Lives SILVER SPRING, Md. – Civil war persists in the West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire, causing thousands of families to flee their homes due to dangerous circumstances, or worse, destroyed homes. Many of them have sought refuge deep in the protection of the forest or have escaped […]

Read More

Fighting the Freeze in Romania

Romania: As Deep Freeze Covered the Country, ADRA Provided Relief to Stranded Families SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Romania, below freezing temperatures paired with heavy snowfalls have jeopardized the lives of thousands of stranded travellers as well as the country’s homeless population. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA ) Romania office intervened through providing urgently […]

Read More

Earthquake in the Philippines

Philippines: Following Deadly Quake, ADRA Provides Relief in the Midst of Chaos SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is distributing emergency rations of food to families in the Philippines rocked by a deadly 6.9 magnitude earthquake. The quake struck moments before noon on February 6, and triggered devastating landslides, causing […]

Read More

Flooding in Fiji

Fiji: ADRA Distributes Emergency Rations of Food in Wake of Floods SILVER SPRING, Md. – Heavy rains over the South Pacific island of Fiji triggered extensive flooding during late January, taking the lives of six victims and prompting the government to declare a state of emergency for the Western Divisions of the island. An estimated […]

Read More

ADRA Thailand Brings Hope to Refugees

SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Thailand, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is offering vocational training classes to refugees striving to make ends meets. Amongst beneficiaries are Na Aye Yin, her husband Kyite Yee, and her two children who fled from her home country of Myanmar to Unpiem Mai refugee camp in Tak, Thailand. […]

Read More

India: Women Lead Community to Control TB

SILVER SPRING, Md. – With an unemployed husband, dominating in-laws, and the hardships of poverty, Gauri Devi’s life had become miserable. The stigma of having leucoderma, a chronic skin disease characterized with white patches of skin, added to her woes. Her plight is not considered uncommon, especially in the eastern Indian state of Bihar where […]

Read More

Liberia Welcomes Cote d’Ivoire Refugees

Liberia: ADRA Working with Refugee Populations from Cote d’Ivoire SILVER SPRING, Md. – The eastern region of Grand Gedeh, Liberia has become home to more than 150,000 refugees from neighboring country, Cote d’Ivoire. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to assist some of the neediest of families who have sought refuge in Liberia […]

Read More

Cyclone Thane in India

India: Cyclone Thane Strikes, ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – The New Year began tragically for the 18,000 people in Cuddalore district and Pondicherry of India, as they remained sheltered in government buildings and schools after cyclone Thane hit the shore with a forceful speed of 77 mph (125 kph) in the pre dawn hours […]

Read More

Renewed Hope in Romania

Romania: ADRA Renews Hope Amongst Persons with Disabilities SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Romania, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is bringing a renewed sense of hopefulness and dignity to individuals often neglected and ostracized by others. Through a project focused on assisting persons with disabilities, ADRA has been boosting self-esteem and helping these […]

Read More

Tropical Storm Washi

Philippines Update: ADRA Continues to Assist Families Devastated by Tropical Storm Washi SILVER SPRING, Md. – In the Philippines, efforts are still underway to assist an estimated 720,000 individuals affected by damaging tropical storm Washi. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), is continuing their response of distributing food, making safe drinking water more readily […]

Read More

Response to Storm in Mexico

Mexico: Tropical Storm Arlene Hits, ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – Tropical storm Arlene made landfall on Veracruz, Mexico in the early morning hours of June 30, pouring heavy rains over much of eastern Mexico. Thousands of homes are now submerged under floodwaters and a number of rural communities that endured extensive damage are now […]

Read More

Drought in the Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa: ADRA Delivers Food & Water in the Midst of Severe Drought SILVER SPRING, Md. – More than 10 million people in East Africa are in dire need of humanitarian aid as a result of diminishing food sources stemming from the recent rise in food prices and severe drought that has overwhelmed the […]

Read More

Helping Ivorian Refugees

Liberia: ADRA Continues to Help Improve the Lives of Ivorian Refugees SILVER SPRING, Md. – Internal conflict stemming from a tumultuous election result between opposing political parties in Cote d’Ivoire has triggered an exodus of Ivorian refugees to seek safety in nearby countries such as Liberia. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to […]

Read More

ADRA Combats Cholera Outbreak in Haiti

SILVER SPRING, Md. – In the capital city of Port au Prince, Haiti, recent heavy rains have triggered another cholera outbreak among persons displaced by the earthquake in January 2010. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is combating the spread of this life-threatening disease through a multifaceted response, expecting to benefit approximately 50,000 beneficiaries […]

Read More

Training for Myanmar Refugees

Thailand: ADRA Offers Vocational Training to Myanmar Refugees SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is helping improve the quality of life for thousands of Myanmar refugees residing in camps in Thailand along the Thai-Myanmar border. Through vocational training, ADRA is cultivating self-reliance and sustainability within seven refugee communities, helping to […]

Read More

ADRA Receives Award

ADRA Receives 2011 American In-house Design Award SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA) design team has recently been recognized for outstanding design work by Graphic Design USA, a magazine providing graphic designers and creative professionals with latest news and trends for nearly 50 years. The agency’s design team received six […]

Read More

Food for Fire Victims in the Philippines

Philippines: Fire in Manila Engulfs Hundreds of Homes SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been responding to the needs of families forced to flee their homes for safety after an early morning fire broke in the capital city of Manila, Philippines. ADRA implemented a seven-day intervention, providing $5,000 worth […]

Read More

Food for Displaced Families

Brazil: ADRA Feeds Families Displaced by Floods SILVER SPRING, Md. – Several days of heavy rains in the Northern state of Roraima, Brazil has led to severe flooding causing the Brazilian Civil Defense to declare a state of emergency in seven cities. More than 355,000 people have been affected by the flood, which has displaced […]

Read More

ADRA Aids Nigerians Fleeing Cote d’Ivoire

SILVER SPRING, Md. – Following November 2010’s outbreak of civil war in Cote d’Ivoire, tens of thousands of Nigerians have fled the country, seeking refuge from recent attacks targeted against them. Neighboring francophone countries have turned away the sizable number of Nigerian refugees, forcing thousands of men, women, and children to travel across Ghana, Togo, […]

Read More

Enditnow: Rallies Support in Botswana

SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Botswana, government officers, police cadets, representatives from non-governmental organizations (NGOs), pastors, and members of the local community marched through the city of Gaborone showing support for enditnow™, a worldwide campaign advocating for the end of violence against women and girls led by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) and […]

Read More

Japan Earthquake Update

Japan: ADRA Continues to Respond to Appeals for Aid SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to provide humanitarian assistance to victims affected by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the northeastern coast of Japan on March 11. Currently ADRA Japan has provided more than 750 meals over the period […]

Read More

Community Change in Rwanda

ADRA Promotes Positive Community Change in Rwanda SILVER SPRING, Md. – In Rwanda, several communities are now taking action to improve tolerance and advocate the need for change over issues once seen as insignificant. This heightened state of awareness comes as a result of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency’s (ADRA) efforts in community training […]

Read More

Best Practice Award for ADRA

ADRA Receives Best Practice Award for Women Empowerment Project SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been awarded the Best Practices & Innovations (BPI) Award for Improving Livelihoods through Women Empowerment by InterAction, the largest U.S.-based alliance of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). During the May 4 ceremony, ADRA was recognized […]

Read More

Earth Day April 22, 2011

Earth Day:  ADRA Promotes Green Farming SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 22, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) will be commemorating the worldwide environmental movement, Earth Day.  This year more 1 billion participants are expected to participate in the 41st anniversary of the campaign in more than 192 countries. This year’s theme of […]

Read More

Support for Yemen

Yemen: ADRA Granted Award for Emergency Support SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been awarded nearly $900,000 by the United States of Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to continue assisting displaced persons through ADRA’s Yemen Emergency Support (YES) Project. The additional funding comes […]

Read More

Malaria Day April 25, 2011

Malaria Day: ADRA Recommits to Eliminate Disease SILVER SPRING, Md. – On April 25, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is renews its commitment to the fight against malaria in support of World Malaria Day, a date set aside to advocate the global movement for the elimination of malaria. “We believe the fight against […]

Read More

ADRA President Outlines Agency’s Future

SILVER SPRING, Md. – “The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International must adapt to the changing development requirements to remain a leader in the humanitarian community and continue to be a vital voice of compassion for the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It has to develop and implement conceptually sound and innovative strategies to position itself […]

Read More

Response to Landslides in Brazil

Heavy Rains in Southern Brazil Trigger Landslides, ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – In late March, heavy rainstorms over southern Brazil led to flooding, triggering destructive landslides carrying fallen trees, rocks and other debris through several cities, destroying the homes of thousands now left with little or nothing. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) […]

Read More

Response to Crisis in Libya

ADRA Aids Refugees Affected by the Libyan Crisis SILVER SPRING, Md. As the political crisis in Libya continues to escalate, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) remains committed to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by the ongoing turmoil. ADRA has been on the ground since early March distributing provisions of potable water, inspecting […]

Read More

Recent Changes at ADRA International

ADRA International Board Reviews Recent Changes SILVER SPRING, Md. – At the regularly scheduled spring meeting, The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) International Board of Directors on April 6 reviewed the recent reduction in employees (Reduction in Force) and positional realignment that took place on February 22 at the agency’s international office. After much […]

Read More

ADRA Celebrates World Water Day

SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) commemorates World Water Day on March 22, a day devoted to further clean-water initiatives worldwide. Stemming from a recommendation by the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), World Water Day seeks to focus on the importance of clean, drinkable water and promotes […]

Read More

Flooding in Namibia

Namibia Braces for Worst Floods in History: ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – A dangerous combination of heavy rains and overflows from the Kavango and Zambezi Rivers are threatening tens of thousands of people in Namibia to flee their homes. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding, proving emergency supplies to people who […]

Read More

Response to Landslides in Bolivia

Bolivia: Towns Destroyed in Seconds by Landslides, ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – Weeks of heavy rains triggered massive landslides, destroying hundreds of homes in the capital city of La Paz, Bolivia. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is on the ground, distributing emergency supplies to families now homeless. ADRA’s response is targeting the […]

Read More

Japan Response Update

Japan Response Update: ADRA Begins Aid for Evacuees SILVER SPRING, Md.—The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues its response following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Through ongoing coordination efforts with local governmental authorities, ADRA has been appointed to support an evacuation enter in Wakabayashi ward […]

Read More

Japan Earthquake Response

Japan: ADRA Continues Response in Tsunami Affected Region SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) continues to respond to the devastating tsunami that was triggered by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that shook Japan on Friday, March 11. Assessment teams reached the severely affected city of Sendai in the Miyagi Prefecture within […]

Read More

Record Earthquake Strikes Japan: ADRA Responds

Record Earthquake Strikes Japan: ADRA Responds SILVER SPRING, Md. – A powerful 8.9-magnitude earthquake shook the island nation of Japan damaging infrastructure and triggering a massive tsunami that swept through Japan’s north-eastern coast, killing hundreds of people according to initial media reports. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is responding, coordinating efforts and assessing […]

Read More

Help for Disabled Children

Zimbabwe: Disabled Children ‘Looked Down On’, ADRA to Provide Support SILVER SPRING, Md. – “My baby was born normal, but at eleven months she started getting ill,” says Pauline Moyo, 34, of her nine-year-old daughter Michelle who began having an inexplicable high fever. Concerned for her child, Pauline brought her to a local hospital in […]

Read More

Support for Students in El Salvador

ADRA Delivers School Supplies to Children in El Salvador SILVER SPRING, Md. – As the new school year got underway across El Salvador recently, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) delivered school supplies to 150 vulnerable children in various schools across the country. The project, funded by ADRA’s popular Really Useful Gift Catalog, benefited […]

Read More

Relief for Drought in Somalia

Somalia: Drought Prompts ADRA to Distribute Water to Affected Communities SILVER SPRING, Md. – As drought threatens millions of Somalis and their livestock once more, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is delivering water to vulnerable villages in the northeastern Puntland state, the agency reports. ADRA’s two-month water trucking intervention will provide safe drinking […]

Read More

Relief for Cambodians

ADRA Drills Wells to Assist Displaced Cambodians SILVER SPRING, Md. – More than 30,000 people have fled their homes following renewed violent clashes in a disputed area between Cambodia and Thailand, prompting the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) to begin well drilling operations in an effort to provide clean drinking water to thousands of […]

Read More

Response to Flooding in South Africa

Heavy Flooding Prompts ADRA Response in South Africa SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is providing relief assistance in South Africa where widespread storms and floods have affected eight of the country’s nine provinces, leaving more than 80 people dead and injuring 375 others. ADRA’s operation aims to reduce the […]

Read More

Rebuilding in Haiti

ADRA Relocates Displaced Haitians Living on Dangerous Road Median SILVER SPRING, Md. – Hundreds of people who had been living in precarious makeshift shacks in the middle of a busy Port-au-Prince road since last year’s deadly Haiti earthquake are now staying in safe new shelters provided by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), the […]

Read More

Food Security for South Sudan

ADRA Providing Increased Support to Vulnerable Areas in Southern Sudan SILVER SPRING, Md. – As the results of a historic referendum in Southern Sudan were announced on January 31 effectively declaring independence from the north after decades of hostilities, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is continuing the implementation of a multi-year project to […]

Read More

OFDA Grant Awarded

Brazil: New Grant Aids in Relief Efforts for Mudslide Victims SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has been awarded a $135,000 grant by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) to continue assisting persons affected by the recent devastating mudslides in Brazil. The grant will further ADRA’s current work of […]

Read More

Food Aid to the Displaced

Côte d’Ivoire: ADRA Assisting Families Displaced by Post-Election Violence SILVER SPRING, Md. – The recent post-election violence in the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, which has left more than 250 dead and forced thousands to flee their homes to escape the political crisis and inter-ethnic clashes, has prompted the Adventist Development and Relief Agency […]

Read More

Response to Flooding in Australia

Australia: ADRA Responds to Severe Flooding in Queensland SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia has committed AUD$100,000 towards relief efforts in response to the disastrous floods, which have turned approximately three fourths of the northeastern state of Queensland into a disaster zone. In response to the devastating flooding, which […]

Read More

Flooding in Brazil

ADRA Delivering Aid to Survivors of Brazil’s Worst Flooding SILVER SPRING, Md. – Following extensive flooding that has so far left more than 700 people dead in Brazil’s mountainous state of Rio de Janeiro, the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is delivering relief aid to survivors in some of the worst hit areas. To […]

Read More

ADRA Report: Haiti One Year Later

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Exactly one year has passed since the devastating earthquake struck the island nation of Haiti on January 12, 2010. The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) has provided more than USD$4 million in aid, personnel and assets to assist Haitian survivors in the months since the earthquake. Through out the twelve […]

Read More

Schools

You’re busy.  Very busy.  In fact, you can’t even imagine not being busy. Here at ADRA, we know what that’s like.  Helping people in 134 different countries is no walk in the park.  But we love it, and we want to share that joy of service with you.  From campus-wide fundraisers to small-group events, we […]

Read More

Profile

Enter profile info here

Read More

Individuals

You might not have a large church family or a student body at your back, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be just as effective as an ADRA Ambassador. By partnering with us, we’ll give you ideas for fundraising or just spreading the word about our work around the world.  Every person matters in the […]

Read More

Churches

Maybe your church has a thousand members.  Or maybe it barely has twenty on a good week. Regardless of the details, God is in your church.  And we know that where God is, great things can happen.  As the humanitarian heart of the Adventist Church, ADRA is all about working with God to make those […]

Read More

Internships

An internship at ADRA is chance for students to make a difference in the world and put their passion to work. Real life is hard.  But then again, so is completing a four-year degree. If you can do that, you can do just about anything—like helping us to change the world, one life at a […]

Read More

Canada

As a managerial office, ADRA Canada delivers funding for projects all over the world, but we also provide relief within Canadian borders. Whether supplying clothes and food to our own citizens or supporting vulnerable women in Cambodia, ADRA Canada is constantly supporting people in need.

Read More

Serbia

New models of development characterize the transition necessary in Serbia’s post-Balkans conflict period. ADRA Serbia is responding to these needs by addressing gender-based violence, empowerment, and disaster relief. These sectors encompass IDPs, children with disabilities, and minority groups.

Read More

Vanuatu

ADRA Vanuatu has grown to encompass many development and relief projects within WASH, food security, and gender equality, as well as trained response to disasters alongside the Vanuatu Humanitarian Team. Additional outreach includes sustainable gardening techniques and disaster risk reduction.

Read More

Brazil

At its core, ADRA Brazil emphasizes development in the areas of health, education, and economic opportunity. Through our partnerships, we work to eradicate social inequalities and the lack of access to basic human rights. Given the frequent and devastating natural disasters, we also focus on disaster relief and preparedness.

Read More

Austria

Though fundraising and donations are an integral part of ADRA Austria’s mission, it provides so much more than financial support. Coordinating projects and volunteers at home and abroad, ADRA Austria has developed an adult literacy program, renewable energy solutions, and emotional support systems for victims of disaster within and beyond Austria.

Read More

Vietnam

ADRA Vietnam emphasizes long-term development, though we have proven our competence in emergency relief, too. We build capacity in the people of Vietnam by promoting leadership and enabling beneficiaries to become proactive and ultimately self-supporting. Our education and health programs are designed to help us accomplish this goal.

Read More

Philippines

Following Typhoon Haiyan, ADRA Philippines increased interventions to meet the demand for assistance. For more than a year, we were in rapid response phase, providing basic needs such as water, food, and shelter. In February 2014, we transitioned into recovery phase, with a focus on shelter, livelihoods, and disaster risk reductions (DRR).

Read More

Laos

In Laos, 80 percent of people living below the poverty line reside in rural areas. Accordingly, ADRA Laos develops projects that go to them, bringing rural villagers the basic resources they need to survive. To achieve this, ADRA Laos has specialized in health, food security and land management, and education.

Read More

India

Since 1992, ADRA India has implemented more than 130 projects, many of which have demanded immediate action. This high level of preparedness and training has led ADRA India to specialize in emergency management and disaster risk reduction, among crosscutting sectors such as WASH and food security. With more than 170 staff and 300 volunteers, ADRA […]

Read More

Bangladesh

In a country oppressed by poverty and gender inequality, ADRA Bangladesh strives to empower women through literacy training, microfinance loans, and small-business management. We support farmers with innovative agriculture practices, children with school enrollment and test preparations, and the nation with tree planting.

Read More

Zimbabwe

Following the dire economic situation of the early 2000s, Zimbabwe has shown great improvement. To match this progress, ADRA Zimbabwe has shifted focus from immediate emergency relief to longer-term development, implementing programs that address nutrition and food security, WASH, and higher standards of health for infants, children, and mothers.

Read More

Uganda

ADRA Uganda works closely with local leaders, community-based groups, and civil society organizations to best promote sustainable livelihoods for impoverished Ugandans. To achieve success, ADRA Uganda continually seeks to improve their programs in food security, WASH, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and advocacy and capacity building.

Read More

Somalia

While Somalia was struggling with lawlessness as a failed state, ADRA Somalia provided the aid necessary to keep millions of people alive. Now, as the nation emerges with an internationally backed government, ADRA Somalia is prioritizing development. In addition to emergency response, our team has acquired considerable experience in health, agriculture, water, primary education, and […]

Read More

Senegal

ADRA Senegal is an efficient emergency response agency, but we devote most of our resources to fostering and sustaining long-term development. Though prepared for and experienced with natural disaster response, such as during and after the floods that regularly devastate families, our priorities are in basic education, primary health, food security, and economic development.

Read More

Rwanda

ADRA worked in Rwanda before and during the genocide, and we continue to implement programs to develop the nation and its citizens. These include: education, health, economic empowerment, food security, and disaster relief. ADRA Rwanda employs 182 staff to ensure success in all of our programs across the nation.

Read More

Mozambique

Though Mozambique is emerging as one of the fastest-growing economies, poverty is still widespread in the country. To address this, ADRA Mozambique has developed capacities in food security, health, and water and sanitation. Our partnership with other agencies has ensured consistent and reliable relief for the most vulnerable people living in Mozambique.

Read More

Mali

ADRA Mali strives to promote food security by providing food rations in times of immediate need and training farmers in new techniques and innovations. This balance ensures that needs are met in both the short and long term. Additionally, we rehabilitate existing water points, train and facilitate WASH committees, and teach literacy to adults.

Read More

Malawi

ADRA Malawi operates across three crosscutting sectors: food security, nutrition, and economic empowerment. These sectors encompass improved farming methods and innovations, crop diversification both to increase nutrition and decrease flooding, and development of and training in small-scale irrigation skills and harvest techniques.

Read More

Madagascar

As a cyclone-prone island, Madagascar often requires immediate response. But as a poor nation, it also requires long-term development in infrastructure, as well as the health, livelihood, and education of its people. ADRA Madagascar has specialized accordingly, implementing projects in food security, economic development, and health, in addition to emergency response.

Read More

Kyrgyzstan

Operating under a fragile government, ADRA Kyrgyzstan seeks to foster stability through economic, educational, and agricultural development. The heart of our mission is ensuring that everyone has opportunities for empowerment, especially marginalized members of society. This takes the form of football camps, vocational training, and emergency response.

Read More

Kenya

Since 1993, ADRA Kenya has sought to build the capacity of the most vulnerable individuals and communities. This is achieved by prioritizing WASH, food security, and emergency response. Programs designed to help vulnerable groups include anti-FGM (female genital mutilation) initiatives, child education support and development, and the Mwingi Disaster Risk Reduction program, teaching farmers efficiency […]

Read More

Burundi

For ADRA Burundi, every project since 1981 has been designed to eradicate poverty, and the socioeconomic conflicts that poverty produces. To accomplish this, ADRA Burundi takes a practical approach by building homes for vulnerable families or schools for refugee children, while combating the devastating effects of gender inequality and HIV/AIDS.

Read More

Armenia

Following a devastating earthquake in 1988, ADRA International developed programs to address the urgent needs in Armenia. Since then, the local ADRA office has expanded their capacity to include community-based WASH technicians and health, nutrition, and agriculture specialists.

Read More

Partnerships

In 2013, 21.7 million lives were impacted by the compassion and generosity of ADRA supporters and partners all around the world. Winning Partnerships At the core of ADRA’s mission is the deep conviction that through empowering partnerships, we are able to create positive changes in the lives of those in poverty and distress. We pursue […]

Read More

Leadership

Jonathan Duffy President         Jonathan Duffy came to ADRA International in October 2012 from his previous post as CEO of ADRA Australia. Before joining ADRA Australia in 2008, Duffy served as Director of Adventist Health for the South Pacific Division, where he had extensive experience in health promotion and community health development. […]

Read More

Children

Protecting vulnerable children through nutrition, protection, and educational support programs.

Read More

Home

ADRA works within communities in more than 130 countries to bring long-term development programs and immediate emergency relief through an active network of global offices.

Read More