About Us

ADRA Central Asia is a development and relief agency that searches for ways to empower disadvantaged communities and individuals with the resources, skills and opportunities they need to live a better life with dignity and hope.

It is a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization and it serves people regardless of their ethnic, political, or religious association.

In our calling we are open to cooperating with governmental, non-governmental, business and private entities that cherish the same values and interests as ourselves.

Brief history and activities of ADRA in the world

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) was established in November 1956 by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to provide humanitarian relief and welfare. In its activity ADRA applies high standards of service, taking care of those, who needs help. The agency improves the lives of people in need around the world, finding ways to eliminate social injustice. Through projects ADRA works to support the family, health, nutrition and water and disaster management.

Chronology

1956


Was established as a Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service (SAWS).

1962


SAWS provided humanitarian assistance to 29 countries in the amount of $2.3 million.

1984


SAWS became Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA), with activities focused on the work of communities’ development.

1989


ADRA started cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and provided access to education for 37,000 Liberian refugees.

1994


ADRA was the only NGO remained in Rwanda during the genocide. In that time, 400,000 people were provided with food, while medical personnel treated 1,000 patients daily.

1997


ADRA granted general consultative status at the United Nations.

2001


ADRA was the one of 14 agencies selected for the implementation of Global Food Education Program. The agency was allowed to feed 90,000 students in Madagascar.

2004


Following the tsunami in Asia, ADRA started its largest emergency project, providing support to thousands of survivors of the four countries. Currently, more than 4,000 ADRA employees and volunteers work in 125 countries. As new challenges and needs arise, ADRA continues to strive to realize its mission of reflecting God’s love through compassionate acts of humanitarian service.