About ADRA

partnership organizations

ADRA Vanuatu has partnered with various development agencies, government ministries and departments, and educational and research institutions to deliver development programs to communities. We view collaboration as a cost-effective and time-saving means of implementing projects, sharing lessons, and combining technical experience and expertise for maximum project impact.

ADRA has developed excellent relationships with both international and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) in Vanuatu, and often partner with organizations to further our objectives.

ADRA Vanuatu is also supported by the ADRA South Pacific Regional office based in Sydney through governance, capacity building, human resources and technical support. 

ADRA partnerships

ADRA Vanuatu partners with ADRA supporting offices in Australia and New Zealand. These offices work together, combining technical and administrative skills with support funding to implement world-class programs for communities in Vanuatu.

Government partnerships

ADRA believes that partnering with public organisations is key to creating sustainable change. As such, ADRA coordinates its development and relief projects with relevant Government of Vanuatu agencies including the Department of Agriculture and Department of Water Resources.

ADRA Vanuatu has ongoing funding partnerships with Australia and New Zealand government agencies. The New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) provide funding for ADRA projects to support development and emergency relief in Vanuatu.

national Sustainable Development Goals

ADRA seeks to serve the community by aligning our projects with the National Sustainable Development Goals as laid out in the Vanuatu 2030 People’s Plan. ADRA’s projects reach across all 3 pillars: Society, Environment and Economy. A number of specific goals are of key focus to the work of ADRA Vanuatu.

Vanuatu 2030 – The People’s Plan is available through the Government of Vanuatu website.


ADRA Vanuatu works closely with churches across the country for our community based programs. ADRA also partners with churches to ensure communities are prepared for emergencies and equipped with necessary infrastructure.



ADRA Vanuatu is active in the international campaign to have Every Child, Everwhere, In School.



ADRA’s Blossom Program works with families to prevent domestic violence against women and children. Across all projects, ADRA aims to prevent discrimination against women, children and vulnerable groups.



ADRA is helping to improve livelihoods through increasing understanding of nutrition, food preparation and traditional crop growing practices.



We are working with communities to be better prepared for natural disasters and assist in the response and recovery efforts when disasters occur.  



ADRA is providing improved water and sanitation infrastructure in rural communities as well as increasing awareness of good hygiene practices.

Have a question?

We love hearing from people who want to learn more about ADRA, our work, and so much more. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions.

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Founded in 1956 as the Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service and renamed ADRA in 1984, the agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives.


ADRA Vanuatu delivers relief and development assistance to  communities across Vanuatu. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA Vanuatu is able to serve many communities in the areas of Water and Sanitation, Food Security, Gender Protection and Disaster Preparedness. 

Find out more about Our Projects.

ADRA Vanuatu receives funding from our ADRA supporting partner offices in Australia and New Zealand. We also receive grants for development and relief projects from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT). 

Monetary donations are best, as they allow ADRA to immediately buy items that survivors need. Most essential relief goods are purchased in country to help reach the disaster zone quickly and to help stimulate the local economy.

We love to hear from you!

You are important to ADRA and we welcome your support, questions, prayer requests, and everything else. 

find us

Vanuatu Seventh-day Adventist Mission

Maine St, Nambatu, Port Vila

Call us

+678 255 00