The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. This church agency is a private, non-governmental and non-profit organization with assistance, charitable and philanthropic objectives, being certified in Brazil as an Organização da Sociedade Civil de Interesse Público (Civil Society Organization of Public Interest) (OSCIP). ADRA Brazil headquarters is located in the South American Division headquarters, on L3 South Ave., Grandes Áreas Sul (South Area) (SGAS) Sector, Block 611, Complex D, Part C, South Wing, Zip Code 70200-710, Brasilia, Distrito Federal, Brazil.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church that operates in 130 countries, including Chile–a country where there are 28 ADRA offices.
ADRA in Costa Rica began as an association called “Philanthropic Adventist Welfare Work,” recognized by the acronym “OFASA.” OFASA was founded on March 10, 1982, in the province of San José, district of Carmen.
In 1982 an ADRA office was created in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), with four branches in the cities of Mbandaka, Lubumbashi, Goma, and Kindu. Each branch office managed several field offices, known as project execution offices.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Its mission is to work with people who live in poverty and distress to improve their circumstances. ADRA Ethiopia began its operation in Ethiopia in 1982, providing relief assistance for vulnerable people in Ethiopia.
ADRA Fiji has worked closely with the Central Pacific Union Mission (now Trans Pacific Union Mission) and the Fiji Mission since 1989 to provide humanitarian assistance, repair buildings damaged by cyclones, connect students with donor supporters, respond to natural disaster crises, and initiate development projects.
ADRA Honduras (ADRA OFASA de Honduras) provides humanitarian assistance, food security, economic development, basic health, basic education, and emergency response in Honduras. It works closely with its parent company (ADRA International).
ADRA (Adventist Development and Relief Agency) (아드라 코리아) Korea was formed in 1995 in partnership with ADRA International to conduct domestic and international development and relief activities. ADRA Korea was officially registered as a corporation by the Korean government and operates under the name Sahmyook Development and Relief Organization. ADRA Korea’s headquarters is located in Seoul, South Korea, with six employees, including a director.
ADRA began implementing small development programs in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) through the ADRA Thailand office based in Bangkok in 1991. In July 1992, ADRA Lao PDR was granted registration as an independent international non-governmental organization) in Lao PDR.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency International (ADRA-I) Madagascar is one of the 130 country offices operating worldwide as a humanitarian non-governmental organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Myanmar is a government recognized NGO in Myanmar.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency New Zealand (ADRA NZ) is the official humanitarian nongovernment organization (NGO) of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in New Zealand.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Papua New Guinea (ADRA PNG) office is currently based in the city of Lae, the largest shipping port in Papua New Guinea and gateway to the Highlands region of the country. Its address is Abel Tasman Street, Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. It is classified by ADRA International as an implementing country office.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Now in more than 130 countries, ADRA is one of the main non-governmental aid organizations in the world. In Peru, it operates bringing relief to the needy, promoting their integral development, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of disasters.
ADRA Philippines was established in the Philippines in 1984 as part of the international network of independent Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) country offices that operate in over 135 countries around the world.
The Adventist Development and relief Agency (ADRA) Samoa, located in Apia, the capital of Samoa, has its office on the compound of the Seventh Day Adventist Church headquarters for Samoa and Tokelau.
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) office of the Solomon Islands began its work during the late 1980s.
ADRA Timor-Leste began implementing community development programs and sanitation projects in Timor-Leste in 2010.
ADRA Uganda is a registered NGO of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It was registered with the government of Uganda on July 24, 1986, and effectively started working with the communities in 1987. Even though ADRA Uganda is an autonomous national NGO, it is part of the international ADRA network which was established in 1956 by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists to respond to disaster relief needs and development needs in vulnerable communities and to address the ever-recurrent humanitarian needs at international and local levels.
ADRA Uruguay, a branch of ADRA International, is a private, non-governmental and non-profit corporation. This agency is a charitable and philanthropic organization that was established in 1965 with the purpose of “serving humanity so that everyone can live as God wishes.”