Nov 23

Give a Child a Better Life

“I am working hard so my children can get the education I didn’t have.” – Norn, Cambodia. When Norn was just five years old, her father passed away. Her parents worked in rural Cambodia raising cows, and without her father, the workload fell to Norn. As a result, she couldn’t …

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Jun 01

Feed a Child – Rabson’s story

“We mainly ate pumpkin leaves and maize, but it was lacking nutrition. My grandchild was underweight and malnourished.” Rabson lives in rural Zambia with his wife, children, and two-year old grandchild, Emmanuel*. Rabson is a farmer, but he struggled to produce enough crops to provide for his family. They ate …

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Apr 24

Princess Mary Visits ADRA Family Centre

On Monday 24 April 2023, ADRA Vanuatu were honoured to have Her Royal Highness Princess Mary of Denmark and her delegate visit the Elang Family Support Services Centre at Etas, which is a component of ADRA Australia’s Blossom Project.  Princess Mary is interested in women’s empowerment and climate change, and …

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Mar 10

Mobilising women to be mission minded

At the end of 2021, Women’s Ministries Directors from around Australia decided they would like to collaborate on a national project to raise awareness and money for a worthwhile cause. The Blossom Project was chosen and launched early in 2022. Working with ADRA, Adventist Women Australia decided to set a …

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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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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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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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Nov 11

Denise’s Gift Equips Young Women

ADRA is honoured by individuals who choose to leave a long-lasting legacy through  a gift in their Will. After her passing, ADRA was honoured to receive a meaningful gift from the estate of supporter, Denise, whose only wish was that the money be used to help those in need.   Through Denise’s generosity, beneficiaries …

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May 11

From a ‘nobody’ to a ‘somebody’ – Wilson’s Story

“I thought I was a ‘nobody’. Now I know I’m a ‘somebody.’” – Wilson Crouched over in the dirt, Wilson is surrounded by chickens. As Wilson goes about his work, there is no wiping the smile off his face. Those chickens changed his life. Wilson was born and raised in …

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May 19

The Pickle Sisters

“Before we did not come out of the house,” says Mina, one of three Nepalese women who together are known as the ‘Pickle Sisters.’ “We just had to do housework, cut grass and collect firewood.”  Sadly, the story is the same for many women in Nepal, with generational poverty and …

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