The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that provides individual and community development and disaster relief in over 120 countries worldwide. ADRA’s community development efforts promote health, provide food and water, and empower children through education. Their disaster relief projects coordinate with local governments to deliver medical care, food, water, and shelter to affected populations. The organization was established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church to serve the world’s most vulnerable populations, regardless of their ethnic, political, or religious association.
Through a grant awarded under Advancing Partners & Communities (APC), ADRA will implement and expand family planning (FP) services in the Palpa, Rupandehi, and Kapilvastu Districts in the Western Development Region of Nepal. Activities under this award will increase access to FP services through the integration of FP into the Develop Local Economy to Eradicate Poverty (DEEP) Project. The DEEP project focuses on women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship programs, business and vocational classes, small savings and microcredit groups, and strengthening cooperatives.