Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an agency established for
the specific purposes of community development and disaster relief.
As an internationally recognised non-government development organisation
(NGO), ADRA fulfils this primary directive of its charter without
regard to ethnic, political, racial or religious association.
This directive is an outgrowth of the deeply held belief that human
life is infinitely valuable.
supports development cooperation projects and provides humanitarian
help in disaster areas. ADRA is a non-governmental, independent
humanitarian agency of the Seventh-day Adventist church. As a legally
organized independent association based in Manzini, ADRA Swaziland
is lead by a board and executes its activity according to laws of
the country governing NGOs. ADRA has tax-exempt status.
As a church-based organization, ADRA provides assistance to those
in need without regard to ethnicity, gender, or political or religious
association. ADRA's actions are holistically oriented and are defined
by Christian values:
- Man has
been created in the image of God.
- All men are
equal before God.
- Man's dignity
- Every human
has a right to the quality of life.
projects, which increase the self-reliance of recipients. ADRA cooperates
with recipients and regards them with respect, as partners in a
learning and sharing relationship.
ADRA understands the development cooperation as an integration process,
starting at the actual roots of poverty and striving for the provision
of an environment, which provides its inhabitants with the possibility
to manage their own lives.