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About ADRA Tanzania

Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) partners with those in need to support, restore, and improve their quality of life regardless of ethnic, political, or religious association. With a focus on aiding people to help themselves, ADRA has implemented programs in health, education, food security and emergency aid.

Established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church soon after the end of the Second World War, the organisation was originally called SAWS (Seventh-day Adventist Welfare Service). Its goal was to assist those affected by serious disasters, and that remains as one of the main objectives to this day.

Over the last two decades ADRA has helped millions of individuals receive a second chance in life. With a strong presence in more than 120 countries worldwide, ADRA is working to break the poverty cycle. In 1983, ADRA came to Tanzania.

Since then more than 80 projects have been implemented to assist the people of Tanzania. Projects focus on water and sanitation, HIV prevention and orphan and vulnerable children support. Currently active in four regions, ADRA Tanzania makes every effort to involve the community in the creation, management and implementation of its projects. Sustained financially by various non-profit organisations and philanthropic groups, it welcomes support from any arena.

Food Security

We have implemented successful programs that help Improve Community livehoods and food security...

Health & Medicine

We have programs for health to improve the livelihood of many Tanzanians. In some parts of Tanzania people to not have access to medicine and the citizens who live below the poverty line suffer from malnutrition.


We have the programs ASTA, SAFE, TOT, GIFT IN KIND Books and School Gardens as support education programs

Relief and Aid during disasters

ADRA has been involved specifically in humanitarian AID during disasters such as the recent earth quakes.