Frequently Asked Questions

About ADRA

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives.

Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions.

In Cambodia, ADRA runs a range of project that help families overcome poverty and hardship. You can learn more about ADRA Cambodia’s projects here

ADRA’s projects are made possible through private contributions from private individuals like you, corporations, foundations, and other entities. We also obtain funding and commodities from governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as USAID and the United Nations.

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and people of non-Christian faith, respecting the human dignity of all. The positive impact of ADRA’s contribution globally validates our heritage and belief in benevolent giving, as well as introduces the Adventist name to communities.

Our Work

ADRA works in a range of different provinces. ADRA identifies vulnerable communities and works alongside the community to help people overcome poverty and hardship. 

For more detailed information on where we work and our activities, view our projects

ADRA cannot provide financial assistance to individuals. ADRA works directly with communities through projects.

If you are experiencing difficulties and need assistance, please contact us and we will let you know if there are any current programs in your area in which we can support you. Please note that our ability to provide direct help will be dependent on available projects and resources. 

ADRA is not a foundation, and as such does not make donations or grants.

ADRA receives a large number of product and service enquiries and unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to respond to or consider every unsolicited enquiry. If you fill in a contact form, your request will be forwarded to the relevant department but we are not able to follow up if you do not receive a reply.

Giving to ADRA

More information to come.

In most circumstances, ADRA does not have the capacity to accept material donations. Often, unsolicited goods like used clothes and canned goods clog transportation routes, hindering supplies from receiving clearance at shipping ports. You might want to consider selling the item and donating the proceeds to ADRA.

Working with ADRA

ADRA Connections is our short-term volunteer program that allows you to get hands-on with ADRA projects around the world.

Learn more about ADRA Connections.

For longer-term volunteer support, please contact our office directly.

Any jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities will be available to view and regularly updated here. 

Contact Us

If you have any other queries or comments that haven’t been answered, please fill in the contact form below and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible.