Indonesia Tsunami: Asdar’s Story

When the magnitude 7.5 earthquake hit Indonesia September 28, Asdar was unprepared. He had just returned from work for lunch at his home in Petobo, a small northern village, when the first tremors struck. “We were eating when the earthquake hit,” he recalled. “We had no preparation for the disaster.” Throughout his village, there was […]

ADRA Connections Extreme in Brazil

“For those who want to do something different, you have to step out of your comfort zone and realize you are doing something that will last a lifetime.” In July, Ashton Hardin traveled to the heart of the Amazon with 200 university students from the U.S. and Brazil as part of ADRA’s volunteer program—ADRA Connections. […]

Mrs. Juana’s Story: A Dream Come True

Mrs. Juana Zelaya is a 57-year-old mother and wife who lives in the community of Las Casitas, 89 kilometers from the capital of Honduras. It is a community with very difficult road access and belongs to what is called the Dry Corridor of southern Honduras. Las Casitas is one of the areas with the highest […]

A Baby Named ADRA in Yemen

Yemen is in a hunger crisis so severe that much of the country is now on the brink of famine. Abdo (pictured above), a Yemeni father with nine family members under his care, knows more than most about making sacrifices to keep his family fed in these conditions. Earlier this year, Abdo was suffering from […]

Ha Thi Thom’s Story

Ha Thi Thom, 23 years old, is living with her husband and two sons in Phieng Tac village, Kim Cuc commune, Bao Lac district. Thom said that for many generations, the people in her village were using the open cooking stoves, which is the traditional one with three stands. One of the worst disadvantages of […]