Mission: The adventist development and relief agency (adra) international works in more than 130 countries with millions of people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action. Adra collaborates with communities, organizations, and governments to improve quality of life by providing access to food, clean drinking water, agricultural assistance, basic health care and disease prevention, education, micro-credits, vocational training, and emergency relief. Adra initiatives develop human capacity, increase self-reliance, meet chronic needs, and empower communities to survive crisis. Adra emphasizes sustainable, community-based programs that improve access to services for women and children and involve local participation in planning implementation, monitoring and evaluation.
Programs: Government grantsadra international has more than 20 grants and cooperative agreements in over 12 countries. The awards are comprised mainly of food security and health projects. Food security grants address the cause of food insecurity to vulnerable groups in targeted countries, addressing availability, access and utilization of food. Health projects use a holistic approach and cover a variety of focuses including child health, hiv and aids, family planning and tobacco. Health projects are a guiding factor enabling healthier lifestyle choices.
donated materialsadra supplied forty one (41) containers of donated materials containing books and educational materials worth over $6. 7 million, new shoes worth over $3. 6 million, medical equipment, supplies and pharmaceuticals worth $59 thousand, and food packets worth over $142 thousand in sixteen (16) countries in 2014.
development and relief projects, disaster assistant funding and grant matchadra international supported projects in over 100 countries. Projects included emergency management of disaster relief and long term recovery. Economic development projects aimed to improve the recipients quality of life. Food security projects include famine relief and short term needs from displacement. Long term needs are addressed with agricultural projects and training the recipients in various skills. Adra supports basic education, for both children and adults in literacy and vocational skills. Adra promotes primary health with access, as well as, training for community care.