Free From Poverty

A life free from poverty and hardship is the life God intends for us all. Help make this a reality for children, women, and men through giving people opportunities to break these cycles for good.

Who We are

We serve where and when it is needed most

We partner with communities around the world and right here in New Zealand to overcome poverty and hardship through life-changing projects.

What we're doing right now

Following a devastating explosion, we’re helping people by responding to immediate needs

Mau was faced with an incredibly difficult decision, to stay at home with his family, or to leave in search of work

We’re providing food packs for vulnerable kiwi families in response to COVID-19


Be a Change Maker

ADRA is changing the world, all thanks to people like you! Through our supporters, we’re able to run a range of different development projects and respond to disasters right here in New Zealand and around the world. 

We work in four key impact areas

Health is at the heart of so much of the world’s poverty and suffering. We work with communities to provide food, clean water, and other health resources.

Education changes everything, yet 1 in 5 children are not in school. ADRA advocates for childrens rights to education and implements projects that support education.

Helping people provide for themselves creates change that can be seen for generations. We’re committed to helping people strengthen their livelihoods and build self-reliance.

Through ADRA’s global network we respond to disasters around the world. We provide  immediate relief and often support longer term recovery.

Stories of change


ADRA New Zealand is fully accredited with, or a member of these bodies:

Complaints relating to any breach of the Council for International Development (CID) Code of Conduct can be lodged directly to the CID through its website, by phone +64 4 496 9615, or by email: [email protected]

Complaints can also be made directly to ADRA’s Complaints Officer by emailing [email protected], or by post (PO Box 24-111, Royal Oak, Auckland, 1345), or by phone 0800 499 911. For our full Complaints and/or Whistle-blowing policies, visit the complaints policy here.