Changing Lives, No Strings Attached

ADRA believes in serving humanity so all may live as God intended. The “all” encompasses anyone in need, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs, political affiliations, or other considerations.   As a faith-based organization, ADRA’s presence in some communities raises understandable skepticism. The Muslim villages in Mandera West, Kenya, had their reservations when ADRA first offered … read more

Pauline’s Story

Turkana County, Kenya, has suffered from a drought for five consecutive years. The people here are traditionally pastoralists. Now, the longstanding drought has killed their herds and source of livelihood. Without the means to support themselves, many families have plunged into hunger. Pauline, a mother, is facing these challenges alone. During her last … read more

National Programs Update

In September of 2022, Atlantic Canada was hit by Hurricane Fiona. The storm swept across Nova Scotia and over the course of only four days, became the costliest weather event in the history of Atlantic Canada – with 800 million dollars in damage and losses being sustained across all the Atlantic provinces – … read more

The Garden Lab

The elementary school property rings with the sounds of children. Three hundred and forty children can make quite a happy din. Gina sits with a smile while the daily commotion swirls through the hallways and around the grounds. Gina’s job is to help make sure the children are as active and engaged as possible. As the school’s … read more

Feeding the Body, Feeding the Heart

Marystown is a small community located on the southern coast of Newfoundland, also known as the “boot.” However, its location and size did not mean it was spared the impact and repercussions of COVID-19 when it first swept through Canada last year.   “A lot of the people suffered from mental illness,” says Kaitlynn Harushimana, a member of the … read more

A Daily Struggle for Food

Eliana lived in poverty her entire life. Her home is a small, dilapidated house in a poor barrio in South America which she shares with her seven children, aged four through twenty-six, and grandchild. With no father in the picture, feeding her younger children and grandchild became her responsibility. Her life has … read more

In Our Backyard

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, F. Edgar Nunes, pastor of the Kingston Seventh-day Adventist Church, was asking himself, “What more can my church do to help those in need? We are handing out as many food parcels as our resources allow. But these resources are limited. What more can we … read more

Blessings Abound

The economic situation of Linda’s* country is dire. Inflation is rampant and there are severe shortages of food and other essentials.   Linda and her husband are unemployed and they struggle to raise their family of six children. It is heart-wrenching for them to see their children suffering from want. They worry constantly about their health. Their concern is not unfounded. Linda has already lost one baby because she could not afford pre-natal care and was unable to buy enough … read more

Meals for MANS

“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.” Martin Luther King, Jr.  ADRA could not agree more. By serving humanity so all may live as God intended, we seek to ensure … read more

A Great Grandfather

Many grandparents say, “If I could be a grandparent first and then a parent, that would be so great.” There is something special about being a grandparent. Some say they think they are older, wiser, and more patient with their grandchildren than with their children. Others relish the opportunity to love and treat … read more