WHO WE ARE

Our Purpose
To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto
Justice. Compassion. Love

Who We Are 

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is a global humanitarian organization with a mission to work with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change.

ADRA Somalia belongs to the worldwide ADRA network, comprised of more than of 130 supporting and implementing country offices.ADRA has been operating in Somalia since 1992 implementing emergency relief and development interventions in different sectors.ADRA Somalia’s work is anchored on a programming approach that recognises the essence of the communities taking leadership in their own development. Interventions by ADRA Somalia do not relegate the communities to be mere recipients of aid, but significant partners in formulation and execution of strategies that address their needs, therefore, attaining sustainable positive change in their lives through development and relief initiatives.

ADRA Somalia has partnered with several development agencies, government ministries and departments and educational and research institutes to deliver development programmes to communities throughout the country. We view collaboration as a cost-effective and time saving means for implementing projects impact. Through our strategy, we envision empowering communities and changing their lives.
We work with partners to promote an enabling environment for livelihood and economic development, renewable energy, education, increase access and availability to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and emergency management for the communities.ADRA has seven offices in Somalia, one in each state and in the capital, Mogadishu. ADRA Somalia believes in participatory development which utilises both men and women capabilities and provides equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, gender and religion.