Monthly Archives: September 2021

Disaster Updates – Summer 2021

COVID-19 in Fiji:  ADRA has been on the ground assisting families impacted by COVID-19 in Fiji since a second wave struck in May. Our response has been in the form of food rations, the provision of personal protection equipment and financial assistance. “A lot of Fijians are in dire need of food and their livelihoods have […]

Friendship Day High-Tea

On 23 September 2021, the Victor Harbor ADRA Op-Shop held a high tea in honour of International Friendship Day. “The event was designed to facilitate the meeting together of single people to provide a space where friendships could be initiated or nurtured at no cost to them,” says Dawn Peterson, […]

Debbie’s Story

For as long as Debbie can remember, drugs dictated her life. “I was a drug addict for 48 years,” Debbie says. “I was always rejected from society, being a heroin addict, bikie, gangsta, whatever you wanted to label me.” During this time, Debbie and her family experienced periods of homelessness, […]

Youth Mentoring Program in New Zealand 

From a young age, Eden loved attending school. Although shy, she thrived in a school environment. For her, it was an escape from home.   At home, Eden was exposed to alcoholism and addiction of family members. Her mother and father were unable to take care of her and she was […]

Creating a Home for Myanmar Refugees 

Since early 2015, the Rohingya minority in Myanmar have been forced to flee to Bangladesh due to harsh military attacks and persecution.   Lalo Marjan, a Rohingya woman aged 48, witnessed this tragedy first-hand. “I was living peacefully in Myanmar with my family. I had my husband, and two daughters. Suddenly the military entered our village and started shooting […]