About Us

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.


ADRA is the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries – regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capacity for sustainable change.

Where ADRA works

ADRA’s work touches millions of lives in more than 118 countries around the world. ADRA’s on the ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.



ADRA Myanmar is an ‘implementing office’ within the ADRA network and a registered and recognised NGO in Myanmar. Established in 1984, ADRA Myanmar is one of the oldest country offices in ADRA providing development and relief assistance opportunities throughout the country. 

We operate under 4 key sectors that cater to; Sustainable Livelihoods, Education, Health & Nutrition and Emergency Response. With the head office located in Yangon, ADRA Myanmar has 4 main sub offices within the areas of; Southern Chin State, Shan State, Pyin Oo Lwin, and Kayin State.



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 same year ADRA was established in Myanmar. The agency has a long and successful history of providing humanitarian relief and implementing development initiatives. 

To learn more about our history, visit HERE

Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, or religious association. By partnering with communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to improve the quality of life of millions.

Learn more about us HERE and our projects HERE

In 2015 ADRA International’s program expenses totalled $190 million—made possible through private contributions from private individuals like you, corporations, foundations, and other entities. We also obtain funding and commodities from governmental and intergovernmental organizations, such as USAID and the United Nations. ADRA Myanmar is funded through donors including international governments, INGOs, UN agencies and local partnerships. 

To learn more about our current Partners and Donors visit HERE

ADRA does not proselytize. God’s love in ADRA’s programs is expressed when it reaches out to those in need regardless of race, gender, and political, or religious affiliation. We work in harmony with a broad array of cultures, traditions, and people of non-Christian faith, respecting the human dignity of all. The positive impact of ADRA’s contribution globally validates our heritage and belief in benevolent giving, as well as introduces the Adventist name to communities.

ADRA has a worldwide infrastructure in more than 118 countries that enables the agency to pre-position and store aid, such as food, medicine, equipment, emergency supplies, etc. Depending on the type of program and needs, ADRA uses a wide variety of transportation methods to get aid to our beneficiaries— a boat, a truck, a train, a solar-powered refrigerator in a local clinic, mobile units, and even volunteers on foot.

ADRA Myanmar is responsible for coordinating audits for the projects being funded. Responsibilities of the Internal Audit Office at ADRA International include monitoring and arranging external audits for projects funded by USAID. The General Conference Auditing Service audits ADRA country and administration accounting. All audit reports are submitted to ADRA International Internal Audit Office. These reports are presented to and reviewed by the ADRA Audit Review Committee, which reports directly to ADRA’s International’s Board of Directors. ADRA International is audited yearly by PricewaterhouseCoopers.

As in international network, ADRA cannot provide financial assistance to individuals. ADRA works directly with communities through projects. However, you may contact our office if you are experiencing difficulties to enquire if there are any programs that can help you.

Contact Us

ADRA is not a foundation, and as such does not make donations or grants.

As a network, ADRA receives a large number of product and service enquiries and unfortunately, we don’t have the capacity to respond to or consider every unsolicited enquiry. There are however 3 ways you may contact ADRA Myanmar about your services:

  1. We advertise Tenders on our website when required by our projects. To view the latest Call for Tenders, visit HERE
  2. You may contact us by submitting a form on our website HERE
  3. You may visit our office and leave any samples, contact information or brochures about your business.


Volunteers are coordinated through the head office in Yangon where the volunteer would be placed or by the local church or sub office during times of disaster.

If you are interested in volunteering with us, submit your application HERE

Yes we do! However, this is determined on a case by case basis and dependant on needs and logistics with our country office. All interested applicants should submit their CVs HERE

Unfortunately, ADRA Myanmar does not do any local fundraising and we cannot accept donations.

However, it is possible to donate directly to some of our projects through our international partners. Visit the projects on our sector pages to learn more HERE.  

You can also make a donation (USD) direct to ADRA International for a specific appeal, response, general donation or you may purchase an item from their gift catalogue. Please note that these donations may not directly effect ADRA Myanmar, but will support ADRA as an organisation and those served in more than 118 countries around the world. 

Make a donation to ADRA International