Kyrgyzstan Rocked by Earthquake

In mid-November a 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the Osh province in Kyrgyzstan, affecting six districts. ADRA distributed food aid to some of the estimated 15,000 people affected by the disaster. Food packages containing two weeks worth of food were delivered to 165 families, benefiting almost 1000 people. Over 4000 homes were damaged, 800 of these […]

ADRA Colombia Honored by Government for Decades of Humanitarian Work

BOGOTA, Colombia—ADRA Colombia was last week awarded the Order of Democracy of Simon Bolivar by the Government of Colombia. The award was instituted in 1980, and is awarded for extraordinary services to Colombia. The award consists of a medal and certificate. The award was presented by House Representative Hernan Sinisterra Valencia, who said that the […]

Estelle’s Story

As president of her village savings and loans (VSL) program, Estelle runs a tight ship. Weekly meetings are orderly; fines are issued for infractions such as tardiness, absence, or losing the lockbox key; and she keeps a watchful on every purchase of shares or taking out of loans as they are recorded in detail by […]

Deadly floods displace 1.8m in India

ADRA has distributed food packages to families displaced by flooding in southern India. Floods have devastated Tamil Nadu state in India following weeks of heavy rain. Almost 270 people have died, and 1.8 million have been affected. For people living in low-lying villages near lakes and rivers, water levels rose so rapidly they had to […]