Economic Development Portfolio

Poverty threatens the wellbeing of families all over the world.

All over the world people are stuck in an apparently endless cycle of poverty, with no way to provide for their families, and no way to improve their situation. Those who do have jobs sometimes make less than $1 a day, barely enough to survive.

These hardworking individuals are desperate for a chance to better themselves, and ADRA is giving it to them. ADRA knows that one of the best ways to boost people out of the cycle of poverty is by providing livelihoods. Through small loans of money or livestock, job training, and encouragement, ADRA gives men and women the ability to support themselves and their families.

ADRA Asia, November 21, 2012 6:16 am

A humble cow brings hope for a better future… Nguyễn Thị Hầm is a 50 year old single woman, living on her own in the province of Tay Ninh.  Like so many other poor households around her, she lives in very basic conditions.  Her house is a dilapidated shack made of straw, mud and scrap metal.  ...

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ADRA Asia, November 19, 2012 6:12 am

“We have to work 13 hours to earn 130 Baht per day or $4.00. Without overtime my wage would be 75 Baht or $2.50 a day.  Our wages increase 5 Baht or $0.7 every six months,” said Ms. Myint.  “When we get sick, we get only one day sick leave and we will be dismissed ...

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ADRA Asia, November 18, 2012 4:07 am

“HELP ADRA INDIA TO HELP OTHERS” One of the latest projects ADRA India is implementing is the so-called 10 + Plan.   This is a plan that gives each of the Seventh-day Adventist Church attendants the opportunity to participate in this humanitarian adventure every week by giving a donation of 10 rupees or more to support ADRA ...

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ADRA Asia, May 28, 2012 8:45 am

Rudi Maier, President of ADRA International visited Japan on May 14-17.  Since he was appointed to be President in October 2010, he has been visiting offices of ADRA networks working in 120 countries and he has come this time to Japan to be acquainted with staffs of ADRA Japan and its activities. ADRA Japan’s activity of ...

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