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Deadly Cyclone Devastates Southeastern Africa

Cyclone Idai has left a path of death and destruction through the countries of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. The power of the wind and the rains have ripped off roofs, torn houses apart, and swept people away into the floodwaters. It is feared that over 1,000 people have died and that number is [...]

2019-03-21T11:22:12+00:00March 20th, 2019|

A New Smile for Mohammed

Mohammed lives with his family in a small village in Yemen. The ongoing conflict in the country makes it difficult for his father to find work and the family daily faces challenges of hunger and poverty. Born with a cleft lip and palate, Mohammed has endured a lot of sadness and pain in his short [...]

2019-02-28T13:51:15+00:00February 28th, 2019|

ADRA Connections – Extreme Peru Trip 2019

Calling all Canadian students under the age of 26.  You are invited to participate in a service adventure with ADRA this summer in Peru!  Watch the video and click on the links below for more information. This Connections trip is being organized by ADRA International in Maryland, US.  All cost estimates are [...]

2019-02-28T15:31:40+00:00February 28th, 2019|

Healthier and Happier

Khean lives in a small village in Cambodia. The Khmer Rouge were still quite active in her childhood and her family’s lives were difficult. Her parents were rice farmers. Their plot of land was small and they were not able to grow enough food to feed their family. They were often hungry. The closest [...]

2019-02-28T12:42:42+00:00February 28th, 2019|

A Happy Life

ADRA is teaching families about the equal sharing of responsibilities at home. Vorn grew up thinking that there are certain tasks that are “women’s work.” See what happened once he learned that to have a “happy life, you need a happy wife.”

2019-03-18T12:27:17+00:00February 15th, 2019|

A Champion Husband

ADRA is helping to increase gender equality in Rwanda. Alfred’s life changed when one day he was approached by the ADRA men’s club. See how they helped him change his life and win his wife’s heart back.

2019-03-18T12:19:38+00:00February 15th, 2019|

A Helping Husband

After attending one of ADRA’s community meetings, Yao went home and shared with her husband what she had learned that day. See what changes Yao and her husband made in their home, which brought them closer together in their marriage.

2019-03-18T12:29:53+00:00February 15th, 2019|

ADRA Gifts Change Lives in Rwanda

Ruth and her husband lived in a small town in the Eastern province of Rwanda. Together they had five children and were doing quite well. Unexpectedly, Ruth’s husband passed away. She tried to carry on but found it too overwhelming. Ruth and the children moved back to the rural village where her husband grew [...]

2019-01-31T11:43:09+00:00December 24th, 2018|

The PROMISE Project in Rwanda

Welcome to the ADRA Canada Insider Podcast. Thank you for joining us for another episode! In this podcast we hear from Calvin Okello and Frank Spangler as they tell us about the wonderful PROMISE project that ADRA Canada is conducting in the beautiful African nation of Rwanda. The PROMISE project is undertaken [...]

2019-01-31T11:53:36+00:00November 28th, 2018|

Finding the Joy in Accounting

Welcome to the ADRA Canada Podcast. We are so happy you have joined us today! In this episode we talk with two people from ADRA's finance department who tell us how they find joy and fulfillment in the work that they are doing for ADRA. Richard [...]

2019-01-31T11:58:25+00:00October 31st, 2018|