Nov 11

Grow a Family’s Future – Maria’s Story

“We used the money we made from selling vegetables to provide for our needs, but it was never enough.” Maria lives in rural Timor-Leste with her husband, Salvador, and young children. She makes her living selling the vegetables she can grow at home. But it hasn’t always been easy. “We …

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Nov 10

ADRA’s flood response – 2022

UPDATE on ADRA’s Flood Response: November 17 The Lachlan River in Central NSW is set to hit a 70-year peak today, causing dangerous flooding and cutting off access to towns like Forbes. The river is expected to reach 10.8m. ADRA is partnering with local Seventh-day Adventist Churches in Dubbo, Parkes …

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Nov 07

ADRA Morisset Op Shop becomes one of the largest in Australia

The ADRA Morisset Op Shop celebrated its expansion and renovation with an official re-opening celebration on Sunday, November 6. The op shop is now the sole occupant of a warehouse with over 2000m2 of floorspace, making it one of the largest op shops in Australia. The celebration, attended by State Member …

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Oct 01

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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Mar 08

Gauri’s Story – International Women’s Day 2022

Gauri was married off at just 13 years of age. Living in rural Nepal, this is sadly the case for far too many girls just like Gauri. Widespread poverty forces parents’ hands to either marry their children off or be left with another mouth they cannot feed. But with girls …

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Nov 01

How Basketball is Changing Lives

The ADRA community program in the Central Tablelands, NSW, is a shining example of collaboration between ADRA and the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Run by the Bathurst, Mandurama and Cowra churches, the program supports families and local schools.  “We have supplied food parcels to 23 public schools in the area every month since April 2020,” says Pastor Raymon Paletua, the ADRA Program Manager. …

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Sep 24

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, …

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Sep 13

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, …

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Sep 07

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 …

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Jul 01

ADRA & You – June

A Message from the CEO Wow! June is always a crazy time. And that has never been more true than this year. I want to start by saying a big THANK YOU for your support of our End of Financial Year campaign. We put out a call for support to …

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