Our Women and Girls Are Glowing Again 

Thanks to the [BRACE] project, our women and girls are glowing again. We all feel like newly married brides. With the cash transfers, we were able to decorate ourselves in our colourful accessories and attire. You would not recognize us if you had seen us during the drought when our faces were covered with ashes and our minds were overloaded with stress.”

TOGETHER, We Protect Women and Children

Your unflagging support of ADRA’s mission is reaching the vulnerable around the world with provision and protection. Thank you, dear Angel, for protecting the vulnerable today and ensuring a safer tomorrow! Who are the vulnerable? They are those who can’t shield themselves from harm or exploitation. Most often, they are women and children. … read more

Protecting Girls in Thailand

There are villages in the northern region of Thailand where modern amenities are inaccessible. People in these villages often struggle to maintain a decent quality of life. Thantong is one such village. Located in Maengen, Chiangsean district, Chiang Rai province – Thantong sits near the Thai–Laos border, about 29 kilometers away from the … read more

Gender Equality and Empowerment in Sudan: SDG 5

In partnership with Global Affairs Canada, ADRA works to achieve gender equality and empowerment for women and girls. In West Darfur, Sudan, ADRA is making a difference in the lives of women and girls, like Arafa. “In my village, women and girls have experienced and suffered from gender-based violence, forced and early … read more

TOGETHER Project Announcement

Following an announcement by The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of International Development and Minister responsible for the Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada, ADRA Canada is pleased to be collaborating with Global Affairs Canada and partners to ensure that some of the most vulnerable people, especially women and girls, in Cambodia, Kenya, … read more

Minerva’s Story

“When EMBRACE began in our village, I wanted to learn everything. I reached out to other women to encourage them to join, as well. I knew some of them were too shy to attend, or they were too busy to see the full importance of the project. I thought that the project … read more

Gardens in the Midst Drought

For the last five years, Mandera County in Kenya has been gripped by a devastating drought. The people in the county, who are traditionally pastoralists, have watched as their livestock and livelihoods succumbed to hunger and thirst. The people themselves, without a means of providing for their needs, are suffering from acute … read more

ADRA Gifts Change Lives in Rwanda

Ruth and her husband lived in a small town in the Eastern province of Rwanda. Together they had five children and were doing quite well. Unexpectedly, Ruth’s husband passed away. She tried to carry on but found it too overwhelming. Ruth and the children moved back to the rural village where her husband … read more

A Leader Mother in Rwanda

Odette and her family live in the Kayonza District of the Eastern Province of Rwanda. Like most of her neighbors, Odette is a small plot farmer.

Monina’s Story

When this particular carpenter shows up at a new work site, the usual greeting is a bewildered one. Monina the carpenter is certainly a surprise! Typhoon Haiyan wrecked homes and lives in the Philippines in December, 2013. Many were left homeless in the aftermath of possibly the strongest storm ever recorded. ADRA Canada … read more