Aug 25

Building Belonging – Andrea’s Story

“I was in hospital and rehab for eight months having to learn how to do everything again – walk, talk, speak, make a cup of tea.” Andrea was born legally blind, but she never let it stand in the way of her dreams. Just a few years ago Andrea’s life …

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Jun 30

ADRA’s Ukraine Response

UPDATE on ADRA’s Ukraine Response: August 23 Words: Daniel Presecan, ADRA Emergency Response team member in Slovakia ADRA is working in a refugee transit centre in Slovakia, 34km from the Ukrainian border. During the day, the number of people arriving is not that significant, but during the night hundreds come …

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Jun 27

One year on – an update from Wilson in Zambia

June 2022: Last year, we shared the story of Wilson, a young man in Zambia. Before he met ADRA, poverty and disability combined to crush Wilson’s hope for the future. “I was always called ‘chilema’, which means ‘paralytic’,” Wilson said. “Some people in my community, including some of my family …

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Jun 20

Elena’s journey as a refugee

Elena lived in Mariupol where she worked as an administrator in a steel factory. Her husband passed away many years ago, and her adult daughter lives in Poland. Elena loved her city, but this all changed on 24th February 2022 when her city came under siege. Direct attacks hit her …

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May 19

Building a Brighter Future – Shupikai’s Story

“We were living from hand to mouth, barely able to afford money for food and school fees.” Shupikai sits in the shade of her mudbrick home, a wide smile on her face. The two youngest of her five children play in the open area beside her home, their laughter drifting …

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