ADRA seeks to identify and address social distortions and deprivation in developing countries. The agency’s work is a representative expression of Seventh-day Adventists’ desire to improve the quality of life of those in need. ADRA invests in the potential of these individuals through community development initiatives in six diverse sectors.

Protecting the Vulnerable

ADRA is dedicated to protecting the vulnerable all over the world. We protect children who are sold as sex workers, advocate for women who must fight for the opportunity to learn to read, and defend the millions of minorities and others around the world who suffer in silence.

Supporting Families

Poverty threatens the wellbeing of families all over the world. ADRA is there for the families and orphans who are without food, shelter, and love. ADRA also seeks to empower children through education, and to give those who missed schooling opportunities a chance for a new beginning.

Promoting Health

ADRA is lowering the incidence of horrific diseases by promoting health and wellness. And by improving sanitation and access to clean water, ADRA helps prevent many of the common medical problems that plague communities.

Providing Food and Water

By providing food and water and the ability for families to grow their own, ADRA gives people the nutrition they need to not just survive, but to thrive.


Establishing Livelihoods

ADRA knows that one of the best ways to boost individuals out of the cycle of poverty is by providing livelihoods. Through microloans and training, ADRA gives men and women the ability to support themselves and their families.

Responding to Emergencies

In the wake of emergencies such as famines, floods, or earthquakes there are often thousands of people needing basic necessities. ADRA works to get them back on their feet again by not only responding quickly, but following up with long-term support.


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