ADRA @ Work
China: Across the Tibetan Plateau in Western China, ADRA is teaching community health workers key concepts of mother and child health. In the past, "barefoot" doctors (individuals with basic medical training) existed in each Chinese village. Today, these traditional doctors are still active in Zaduo County's 31 villages. In these remote areas, many women deliver their babies at home, significantly increasing their health risks. ADRA is training traditional doctors in effective health and medical interventions for these families. ADRA is teaching, empowering, and saving lives on the Tibetan Plateau and around the world.
India: ADRA is bringing aid to Assam State, India, where nearly 1 million people have been affected by flooding. Heavy monsoon rains put 360,000 people out of their homes and destroyed crops and farmland. ADRA is helping 25,000 people recover by distributing mosquito nets, securing clean water sources, delivering hygiene kits, and through cash-for-work programs.
Philippines: ADRA recently established goat banks at three schools; North Luzon Adventist Academy, Central Philippines Adventist College, and Naga View Adventist College. Goats from these projects will enable poor families to start their own herds and develop a small livelihood. Carefully selected beneficiary families will receive five goats each. The firstborn kid from each goat will be given to the goat bank so other families can benefit. Two more goat banks are in the planning stages for the southern and central Philippines. ADRA will continue to implement this project for the next two years, assisting more indigent families by providing an additional source of income.
Myanmar: ADRA responded to severe flooding in the Irrawaddy Delta of Myanmar. The flooding, caused by prolonged heavy rains, has affected more than 40,000 people. ADRA is providing aid to the people of five townships who have been forced to evacuate.