Helping In Remote Regions of Our World
Donatta lives with her husband and five children in Ndego. This remote section of Rwanda is dry, rugged and not ideal for farming. Many are families with children under five – those most vulnerable to disease and malnutrition.
ADRA was aware of the hardships faced by the families of Ndego. We began a project to help overcome malnutrition and poverty. To fight poor farming conditions and the hunger that follows, ADRA and the local community are providing:
Supplemental food to fight malnutrition in children.
Drought tolerant seeds to grow healthy food.
Nutritional coaching so mothers can make healthy and delicious meals.
Donatta’s youngest child was diagnosed with undernourishment. Donatta still worries about feeding her family. Her tiny farm provides just enough for their basic needs. Despite her best efforts, the crops are still vulnerable to extreme weather, pests and an unstable water supply. That is why your help is needed.
This year, ADRA Canada is shining a spotlight on some of the most vulnerable groups in our world. Women of reproductive age, newborn babies and children under five, living in remote villages, far from the help of government or other humanitarian programs. By focusing on mothers and young children, ADRA is preventing needless deaths and helping build a bright future for those in Ndego and around the world.
Your generous contribution to the ADRA Annual Appeal this year will help mothers like Donatta learn new ways to provide for their families in harsh and remote environments. Thank you for your support!
Helping at Home
On May 1, 2016, a wildfire began outside of Fort McMurray Alberta. The fire raged for two months, destroying almost 2500 homes and displacing approximately 100,000 people. This was one of the costliest disasters in Canadian history.
Partnering with other agencies, local governments, churches, and hundreds of volunteers, ADRA became the primary agency for non-cash donations. ADRA’s wildfire donation centre received, sorted, managed and distributed millions of needed items to those affected by the fire, including:
Food (primarily non-perishable)
Personal care products
Household and kitchen items
Bedding and linen
ADRA also provided personal and social services to the displaced, including:
Day camps for children
Counselling services – for individuals and families
Assisting with cleaning affected housing
ADRA’s expertise with man-made and natural disasters around the world, allowed us to be a vital resource to the thousands impacted by the Fort McMurray Wildfires.
We don’t know when or where the next disaster will strike. Help ADRA be ready by giving generously this year to the ADRA Annual Appeal. Your gift today will help us save lives the next time a world crisis hits. Thank you for your generous support!