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Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia


Annual Report

ADRA Australia is a member of the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) and has full accreditation with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID). It is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and is a signatory, and fully committed to ACFID’s Code of Conduct. ADRA Australia is part of the international ADRA network, which has a presence in 125 countries. ADRA is the worldwide humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and has been granted General Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations. To make a complaint or inquiry about ADRA Australia and/or it’s compliance with the ACFID Code contact the Complaints Officer. Call 1800 24 ADRA or email

Our Vision

A world without poverty. An agency of excellence. A church making a difference.

Our Mission

ADRA Australia works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnership and responsible action.

Our Values

Compassion Integrity Transparency Collaboration Dignity Innovation Courage Prayerfulness Reflection

Our Story

For more than 50 years we have been changing lives around the world. By empowering and equiping those in need with the skills and confidence they need to establish and rebuild livelihoods we are growing hope across 19 of the world’s poorest countries, and with those facing poverty and crisis here in Australia. As a Christian aid and humanitarian agency, we believe our work with communities and individuals in need is a natural expression of our faith, and a continuation of Christ’s ministry of compassion. By empowering communities with the skills, knowledge and opportunities they need, ADRA Australia is restoring hope and dignity to hundreds of thousands across the globe.

Our work Everyday, ADRA Australia works to empower communities and change lives across Australia and around the world. We do this because we believe everybody, no matter who they are, what they do or where they’re from, deserves the opportunity to live a fulfilling and meaningful life. And, as Christians, it’s what we’ve been called to do. Empowering entire communities to be involved and a part of their own development allows them to develop a sense of ownership over their new livelihoods and futures. We believe working at the community level is a cost-effective, sustainable and powerful way to break the poverty cycle and see entire generations lifted out of poverty. Our work covers two broad areas; development and emergency management. Development is a process of social and economic change whereby people are empowered to take care of themselves, sustenance and future within a civil society. The basis of development is simply expressed in the extension of a well known statement: “If you give me a fish you have feed more for a day. If you teach me to fish then you have feed me until the river is contaminated or the shoreline seized for development. But if you teach me to organise whatever the challenge I can join together with my peers and we will fashion our own solution.” Emergency Management includes short-term assistance given to relieve immediate emergency needs. This includes projects such as shelter, clothing, food and medical treatment. Disaster relief activities often transition from this ‘handout’ mode to development to avoid the creation of dependency and to enable long-term sustainability. ADRA also works to mitigate the effects of a crisis by developing regional strategies for effective disaster response. We respond to disasters in Australia and overseas, while also supporting responses across the ADRA network.

Where we work The global ADRA network has a presence in more than 120 countries across the globe. We partner with ADRA offices in 19 of these, spreading in key countries across Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. Here in Australia, we operate life-changing projects in 90 communities – from Bindoon in the west to Brisbane in the east.



Africa Asia Australia South Pacific Emergency Support ADRA Network

Total projects:


Africa Malawi 3 Zambia 1 Tanzania 1 Zimbabwe 1 Kenya 3 Somalia 1



South Pacific

Vietnam 7 Cambodia 7 Mongolia 5 Laos 1 Indonesia 3 Myanmar 2 Nepal 3 Thailand 5 Timor Leste 1

Projects 60 Op-Shops 30

Fiji 4 Vanuatu 2 Papua New Guinea 5 Solomon Islands 5


Strategic Objectives and Achievements Objective 1: Impact Program excellence resulting in sustainable impact for partner communities. > Successfully achieving AusAID Accreditation is a tangible, independent measure of ADRA’s programming excellence and is an important part of ensuring we can continue to fund our life-changing work around the world. > The development of an Evaluation and Learning Framework has assisted us in establishing a common approach to assessing effectiveness and efficiency across all of our programs.

Objective 2: Engagement – Engaged church and supporters contributing to the funding and implementation of ADRA programs.

> ADRA Connections has been a huge success. The program’s growth represents a significant strategic investment in engaging church members, schools and community groups with our international development work.

> Our East Africa Drought Appeal, which raised more than $1million in combination with the government’s dollar-for dollar match, represented an unprecedented show of support and trust our work.

Objective 3: Partnerships – Effective partnerships for programmatic success.

> By entering into a formal review process, we have been

able to refine the strategy behind programmatic partnerships and have taken steps to improving our engagement with established partners within Australia and overseas. > Working in collaboration, the International Program and Public and Supporter Relations departments successfully piloted an approach to the annual partner workshop that provided improved capacity building for partners and has become a model for future partner workshops.

Objective 4: Capacity – Committed workforce and investment in employee satisfaction and growth.


> The high capacity of our staff was demonstrated by the

achievement of AusAID Accreditation. The accreditation team specifically commended the high capacity of staff across all departments and at all levels of the organisation. > We improved our Employee Handbook which involved updating, and in some cases creating, much-needed policies and procedures and strengthened the practice of Workplace Health and Safety.

Millennium Development Goals Real change takes sustained and concerted effort - each project, intervention and activity is but a chapter in the greater narrative of the global fight against poverty. Every project we fund is designed to effect positive change by addressing the root causes of poverty. And, by aligning our projects with the outcomes of the Millennium Development Goals we are working side-by-side with the rest of the world to restore hope, dignity and justice across the globe. Here are just a few highlights from our contribution to achieving the Millennium Development Goals by 2015:

MDG 1: End Poverty and Hunger

> Internally displaced people in Ruwa District, Zimbabwe, now have access to a viable source of nutrition and income through the establishment of a large-scale market garden and training on sustainable agriculture techniques.

> The ability of rural communities in Mongolia to produce food year-round is being strengthened by training in permaculture

techniques, protected cultivation (including passive solar greenhouses), improved food processing and storage and better access to quality seeds.

MDG 2: Universal Education

> Investments in the sustainability and educational quality of a school in Mae La refugee camp, Thailand, will ensure

Karen/Refugee children are provided with quality education.

training to improve the quality of education provided to their students.

> As part of the Church Partnership Programs in both Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea, teachers are being provided with formal

MDG 3: Gender Equality

> Ethnic minority groups in Cao Bang Province, Vietnam, largely illiterate women, are being empowered through literacy classes. > Girls vulnerable to the commercial sexual exploitation and abuse in Chian Rai province, Thailand, are better protected thanks to

awareness raising activities and support for increased family income generation and better financial planning.

MDG 4: Child Health

> The number of malnourished children under five in Sangihe, Indonesia has dropped thanks to ongoing health assessments and

health and nutrition training for parents.

brighter futures.

> Greater access to clean, sustainable waters sources is giving children in Uma Tolu, Timor Leste healthier childhoods and

MDG 5: Maternal Health

> The Flying Clinic in Papua New Guinea’s highlands brings vital health services including immunisations, training of traditional

birth attendants, family planning and antenatal classes and other medical assistance to eight remote communities.

the regional health network are reducing the spread of endemic diseases and reducing complications during pregnancy and birth.

> Working with local partners in Mok Mai, Laos the promotion of immunisation, good health practices and the improvements to

MDG 6: Combat HIV/AIDS

> Teachers, church leaders and influential young people in and around the Solomon Islands capital of Honiara, are receiving

training to spread positive messages and empower others to make health sexual choices and reduce risky behaviours.

testing and counselling centres, the training of local health workers and the spread of health messages via print and radio.

> The spread of HIV an AIDs in Sorong Selatan regency, Indonesia, is being countered through the establishment of voluntary

MDG 7: Environmental Sustainability

> Utilizing traditional orators (story-tellers) in Salima district, Malawi, communities are being educated on both ways to protect the

environment and strategies to maintain food security amidst changing climates.

edge of the Gobi desert, Mongolia to fight increasing desertification that affects their ability to maintain sustainable food sources.

> Companion planting and planting natural wind-breaks, along with other permaculture techniques is helping communities on the

MDG 8: Global Partnership

> Utilizing the food science know-how of Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing, women’s groups in Cambodia are being empowered

to produce and sell nutritious, fortified noodles.

campaign to lobby for greater transparency around the use of tax havens to reduce taxes that should be payed to developing countries.

> In partnership with Micah Challenge, a number of our staff, volunteers and supporters helped launched the ‘Shine the Light’

Want to know more about the Millennium Development Goals and how ADRA is working to address them? Visit


Executive Statement Quantifying change is more art than science. Sure, there are measurables attached to key performance indicators, which are guided by outcomes as directed by over-arching strategies. But when you’re dealing with people’s lives this seems a little clinical. On closer examination of our agency’s work it becomes clear that statistics cannot capture the whole picture. It is only in the intertwining narratives of our staff, the strategic development of the agency and the changed lives of our beneficiaries that the real picture becomes evident. It’s a view held strongly by each member of our governing body; but it is incredibly satisfying to hear similar sentiments from visitors to our office throughout the year. More often than not, they express their confidence in our project and financial management or our effective marketing and fundraising program. But the most common insight is that there is something ‘difficult to pin down’ about the agency. Perhaps what they sense is the air of purpose, the confidence of faith and the blessings of time, talent and tenacity that permeates our office? We believe that empowering communities and changing lives is part of true Christian faith – and it’s a view increasingly shared by our supporters. As a result we raised more money, and have more donors than ever before. A big ‘thanks’ goes to all of those who have generously given to our work during the past year. Special mention goes to the unprecedented number of donors who gave during our East Africa Drought Appeal. The funds raised during this time, in addition to the dollar-for-dollar match provided by the Australia government, has seen more than 110,000 people’s lives changed in both Kenya and Somalia. Refining processes and policy has been an underlying theme for the year – thanks in part to the accreditation process. The newly established Programming Effectiveness and Planning department has increased our capacity to ensure the effectiveness of our projects and programs across the board. In addition, by investing in the capacity of our partnering ADRA Country offices we are seeing more and more lives being changed. Part of this refining process has been the review of programmatic partnerships and the identification of opportunities to further increase our effectiveness. For example, a pilot project in Cambodia is providing training and resources to women’s groups in order for them to produce and sell highly-nutritious, fortified noodles. This project is only possible because of the expertise of the team of food scientists at Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing, which are a partner in the project. Plus, our partnerships with Micah Challenge and Avondale College of Higher Education are seeing eyes, hearts and hands moved to action for the sake of our beneficiaries and others in need around the world. With all of this as a basis – increasing funds, enhanced effectiveness and strong strategy – the future for ADRA Australia is looking good. But more than that, the future of those we work with, and for, is looking bright. This Annual Report, as much as is possible with ink and paper, attempts to capture just a little of what many have found ‘difficult to pin down’. This is our story. Thank you for being part of it.

Chester Stanley Board Chair

ADRA Australia


Jonathan Duffy

Chief Executive Officer ADRA Australia

Board of Directors ADRA Australia’s governing body consists of qualified and passionate individuals who strengthen ADRA’s work by providing governance and strategic leadership – and all of them generously volunteer their time! Chester Stanley Chair

Jonathan Duffy Company Secretary

Ken Vogel Deputy Chair

Julie Praestiin

Eveline Cornell-Trapp

Kingsley Wood

Dr Liliana Munoz

Peter Truscott

Wilfred Rath

Michael Peach

BA (Theol) President, Seventh-day Adventist Church (Australian Union Conference) Ltd. Chester has extensive experience in administration in Australia and the South Pacific.

BA Th; MA Rel; MA (Hon) Leadership & Management; CSA (Certified Member) General Secretary, Seventh-day Adventist Church (Australian Union Conference) Ltd. Ken has extensive experience in administration in Australia and the South Pacific.

BA Social Work, Cert. IV Workplace Training & Assessment Senior Social Worker, Community Health, Port Lincoln Health Service, Country Health SA Eveline has extensive experience in child protection, families at risk, foster care, community health and training and assessment in vocational education.

BSc (Hons), PhD Senior Research Officer, The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute. Liliana has worked at length in the field of science as a lecturer and researcher, for both government and academic organisations.

Member Australian Institute of Management, ACT JP, Chief Executive Officer, Richmond Fellowship ACT Inc Wilf has 35 years management experience, 25 of which have been in areas of residential care for disadvantaged youth, mental illness support and counselling.

Dip.T, BEd (PhysEd), MPH Chief Executive Officer, ADRA Australia Jonathan brings a wealth of experience in management, complemented by his strong background in public and primary health in multi-cultural settings.

PR (UTS), Dip Management, Cert Advertising, MPRIA, Corporate Communications Manager, Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company Julie worked for ADRA in South America for a decade. She brings valued insight into the fields of Corporate Communications & PR management, having worked in the area for more than 20 years.

B.Bus. (Accounting), Grad Dip Mgt, CPA Chief Financial Officer, Seventh-day Adventist Church (Australian Union Conference) Ltd. Kingsley has worked for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the South Pacific as a Computer Programmer, Accountant and Chief Financial Officer over a period of more than 30 years.

BA, BEd, MDevSt Retired Peter retired after working in international development and providing consultancy services to NGO’s for more than 25 years.

BA Executive Manager, Operations Policy, Emergency Management Queensland Michael works in Australia’s most disaster prone region, assisting the Queensland Government prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

John Bagnall

John worked for more than 35 years as a solicitor before presiding as a judge in the Compensation Court of NSW for six years. Now retired, John provides legal counsel as a member on a number of boards.


International Program Just five years ago Peter* was consumed by a sense of hopelessness – his young daughter had just died from malnutrition, he was uneducated, his small garden plot unproductive. Today, he stands tall amongst his winter maize, surrounded by his healthy, happy children. It started with training in child health and nutrition, which he was empowered to share with his community; it continued with the knowledge to improve the productivity and sustainability of his garden; and, with access to a hammer mill and treadle pump, he was able to grow his plot to the two hectares it is today. (Zambia)

ADRA Australia funds

71 projects in 19 countries

In the last 12 months these projects have impacted more than 800,000 people Total cost? $8,300,000 or just $10.38 per person

Food The image conjured in many people’s mind about poverty is hunger, which should be able to be solved easily, right? Addressing the issues of food access and food sustainability doesn’t happen overnight – simply handing out a sack of rice doesn’t solve the problem. Our projects focus on the root causes of the issues; access to resources including quality seeds; knowledge of sustainable agricultural and food production techniques; and, improved market structures for generating food sourced income. Learn more about three of these projects below:

More than 3,000 men, women and children have joined interest groups to support their livelihood endeavours. Of these, 670 have participated in rice farm training and a further 223 in the vegetable and crop production training. Learnings and Directions An active sensitisation program and collaboration with other NGOs through the NGO Forum helped gain strong support for the project and encourage the sharing of experiences and learning.

Rural Economic Advancement Project – Mongolia The Challenge Changing climates and the use of unsustainable agriculture techniques is leading to the desertification of rural Mongolia. As a result families face poor nutrition and decreased household incomes usually derived from marketing their produce.

Wealth in the Soil – Zimbabwe The Challenge Food insecurity is a long-term issue for peri-urban farmers – all of which are internally displaced people. As a result household nutrition and income is severely limited, leading to a range of long term issues affecting health and education. Our Response With small land-holdings available in the area, small-scale intensive vegetable production will improve food sources for families involved. And, with the project area’s close proximity to Harare, there is opportunity to sell into lucrative markets resulting in increased household income. Achievements This six month project has seen 1,000 beneficiaries trained in organic farming, soil and water conservation and other sustainable agriculture techniques. They have also assisted in establishing garden plots on land secured by ADRA. In addition, ADRA has assisted them in breaking into income generating markets and provided additional training on financial management and other life-skills.


Learnings and Directions Building a project around the skills of the beneficiaries (most are former farm workers) has seen greater success than would otherwise have been expected.

Agriculture Livelihood Improvements through Village Empowerment – Cambodia The Challenge Thirty-two percent of Cambodians live below the poverty line – with 15-20% in extreme poverty during parts of the year. Farmers have extremely limited opportunities to adapt, leading to poor yields, environmental degradation and poor health. Our Response Targeting 22 underserved communities, and particularly the women in them, this project is helping to share knowledge on the farming of rice, vegetables and fruit, animal production and other rural livelihoods. In addition, ADRA is facilitating the formation of interest groups to improve training opportunities. Achievements

Our Response This project integrates agriculture, business and life-skill training with the opportunity to access small loans. Working alongside already established farming cooperatives we are improving food production through a range of locally adapted permaculture techniques, linking them with a leading micro-loan provider and providing training business development and management, relationship building and health issues. Achievements The permaculture techniques taught in this new project have been taken up by communities quickly – including the creation of forward looking ‘permaculture plans’. This is most visibly evident in the building of passive solar greenhouses, and under-earth food storage facilities. Learning and Directions With the strong uptake of permaculture practice, the project will soon move to strengthen the newly established Business Association in order to access markets and opportunities that would otherwise be unattainable and further integration of micro-economic development activities.

Water Water is fundamental to life – it’s that simple. But for many communities around the world what isn’t always simple is gaining access to safe, clean water sources and using it wisely. We fund numerous projects that bring clean water and improved health and sanitation to communities across the globe. By integrating sustainable watersystem management, maintenance training and support, and basic behaviour change, thousands are healthier, with more time and energy to pursue livelihoods and dreams. Learn more about two of these projects below:

Community WASH – Fiji The Challenge In rural Fiji, just 12% of the population has access to safe water and proper sanitation. In Novasa province the lack of access to water is a huge limitation on community development and outbreaks of typhoid and other illnesses are common. Our Response In 10 of the most affected communities, the project has led to improved water catchment and storage at both a community and household level. Community members have been engaged in the planning and construction of the resources, along with training in maintenance, and hygiene and

sanitation practices, leading to significant infrastructure development and behaviour change. Achievements To date, close to 1,400 people have directly benefited from improved access to water – including those living in five of the least developed communities in the region. In addition, the communities have been led through establishing sanitation facility improvement plans. Learning and Directions Working with the Ministry of Health has assisted in successful hygiene and sanitation training programs. The community led initiative will not only see better health, but a greater sense of empowerment to the communities involved.

Mok Mai Integrated Development Initiative – Laos The Challenge Amidst their social marginalisation, Hmong (ethnic minority) communities in the Mok District of Laos face severe challenges access potable water and sanitation facilities.

Our Response In this project the communities are placed first, with project activities tailored to their needs. As a result it provides a high sense of ownership and empowerment and through an integrated approach will see wide-ranging development occurring across the district. The first year has focussed on water and sanitation infrastructure and behaviour change. Achievements To date, three gravity fed water systems have been constructed (which has also involved the clearing of unexploded ordinances), while additional, established systems have been repaired following monsoonal flooding. Village water committees have also been established to take charge of maintenance and future planning. Ongoing hygiene and sanitation training is seeing families makes potentially lifesaving changes to their hygiene practices. Learning and Directions Putting communities first has led to high participation rates, however latrine usage has lagged behind. Opportunities for addressing this through training and sensitisation are currently being explored.

Strengthening Civil Society A sense of community is an integral part of sustainable change – fractured or disenfranchised communities rarely develop as they should. But by investing in the structures, processes and groups that form civil society we can, and are, bringing about lasting change to entire communities. Across the globe we are seeing stronger communities with access to greater opportunities and choice, and through better organisation are growing and changing for the better. Learn more about two of our projects below:

Youth Engagement, Livelihood Project – Solomon Islands The Challenge Young people in northern Malaita and Eastern Guadalcanal often struggle to enter into meaningful employment or take up opportunities to earn an income. The problem? A lack of choice and economic opportunities. Our Response ADRA is working with established civil society organisations to build a sense of identity and community belonging, along with the confidence and knowledge they need to establish a livelihood. This project is funded by AusAID under the Solomon Islands NGO Partnership Agreement (SINPA). Achievements In close to 20 communities, the project has engaged close to 500 young people with micro-finance opportunities, helped establish 47 savings groups linked to ANZ Rural banking services and, through mentoring, helped the same number to develop personalised action plans in order to plan and achieve future goals. Learning and Directions The strength-based approach is seeing positive outcomes in terms of participation, engagement and sustainability. In order for its impact to grow external issues including land control will need to be addressed.


Leadership and Good Governance – Nepal The Challenge Communities in regional Nepal often have a vision for change – but have struggled to plan and implement their development ideas. Identifying sources of income and support have been significant hurdles, amplified by the still developing local government systems lack of confidence in engaging with community based groups. Our Response By providing training for both local government officials and community representatives ADRA has helped build links between communities, government and other funding sources and build a sense of confidence in communities and creating opportunities for them to initiate development projects.

Achievements More than 700 people have taken part in training on leadership, project management and fundraising. As a result close to 100 local development projects have already been completed including water system improvements, advocacy against gender-based violence and commercial crop production. Learning and Directions A sense of empowerment is all many communities need to kick start their development. By working with both communities and government, we can make both groups more understanding of the others needs and restrictions – meaning better relationships and faster change.

Economic Development Talking about money and poverty seem to go hand in hand. While throwing cash at the problem is never going to solve anything, strategic economic development can not only improve the financial situation of individuals and families in need – but also counter a range of social issues that flow on from it. Through savings and loans groups, business and vocational training and facilitating access to micro-finance opportunities we are ensuring thousands have access to the funds they need to survive and pursue their dreams. Two of these projects are highlighted below:

Support Albinos with Financial Empowerment – Tanzania The Challenge Albinos in Tanzania, and those caring for them, face a range of social issues – stigmatization and marginalisation, lack of security and restricted access to employment and education. As a result, families that include albinos are often amongst the poorest in the community. Our Response Working in partnership with the Tanzanian Albino Society, the SAFE project aims to boost the economic capacities of albinos and albino carers by providing functional literacy classes, the establishment of savings and loans groups, improving access to health care and providing safe study havens for school aged albino children. Achievements To date, 20 savings and loans groups have been established and are receiving ongoing support from both ADRA and TAS. A mobile health clinic has provided specialist care to more than 400 albinos and three schools have agreed to provide improved security (including fences), improved teaching resources and policies to cater for albino students. Learning and Directions Working with the established Tanzania Albino Society has not only improved the projects outcomes, but by boosting their capacity and knowledge will ensure sustainable change occurs.

Vocational Training for Refugees from Myanmar – Thailand The Challenge Karen (Myanmar) refugees living in camps along the Thai border have limited access to income generating opportunities, and even more limited opportunities for vocational education. As a result, many remain reliant on handouts from the Thai government to survive. Our Response Targeting refugees aged between 1555 ADRA is providing training in a range of vocations including mechanics, hairdressing, cooking and sewing. By ensuring these trainings meet both Thai and International standards, those taking

part have the confidence of employable skills outside of the refugee camp. Achievements As of June 2012, close to 3,000 refugees had taken part in vocational training activities. Six training modules have met Thai accreditation with a further two currently being developed. In addition, training of local trainers has been undertaken to ensure the improvement of course outcomes. Learning and Directions There has been unprecedented demand for all six courses currently available. Further courses and capacity to deliver them are currently being developed.


Three of the millennium development goals (4, 5 and 6) explicitly target health issues. The reason? Poor health, due to lack of education and access to resources, severely limits both community and individual development. Our health projects, which include those focused on HIV and AIDs, mother and child health and malaria and other diseases, don’t just lead to better health – but happier lives and more hopeful futures. Discover the impact of just two of our projects below:

ADRA co-ordinates the transport of nurses and medical equipment via plane to 16 highland villages. In addition, the project trains and equips community members to provide basic health care from newly constructed clinic facilities.

Flying Medical Clinics – Papua New Guinea

Learning and Directions ADRA’s strong links with the Adventist Church’s aviation and health services has allowed great change to occur for relatively little expense. As long as funds continue to be given for this privately funded project the planes will continue to fly.

The Challenge Villages in the remote highland regions of Papua New Guinea are often forced to walk for days in order to reach the nearest health services. As a result, infant and maternal mortality, deaths from preventable diseases including malaria and other preventable and treatable health issues are high. Our Response In partnership with the local Adventist Aviation Services and the Health Department of the Adventist Church,


Achievements Visiting each of the 16 villages four times a year has seen decreases in infant and maternal death rates, reduced numbers of incidents of, and deaths from, malaria and a general increase in the health status of community members.

Health and Nutrition Education Program - Indonesia The Challenge The Sanighe District has the second highest maternal mortality rate in North Sulawesi – 454 for every 100,000 births, while more than 20% of all children under

five are malnourished. A lack of health education and health services has led to this deadly situation. Our Response This project has worked with both mothers and community health workers to provide education and support in order to reduce maternal mortality and child malnutrition. This includes training for health workers, extra support for mothers of malnourished children, regular free health checks and distribution of Vitamin A and Iron tablets, plus advocacy with local government for increased wages for local health workers. Achievements More than 600 mothers and health workers have been provided with health and nutrition education, with more than 4,000 children – including those under five have been impacted by the project. Learning and Directions Behaviour change is a long-term investment, but by training and revitalising the local health program there is hope improvements will continue well into the future potentially saving hundreds of lives.

Emergency Management Responding when disasters strike around the world is perhaps ADRA’s most headline grabbing work - it’s tangible, effective and immediate. In fact, it’s probably what we are most known for. Working with partners ADRA offices on the ground and in collaboration with the ADRA network, we ensure essential emergency relief activities can take place - securing safe water, providing food and stabalising food sources, rebuilding shelter and ensureing those affected have access to the resources they need to get back on their feet. In addition, we areactively involved in Disaster Rick Reduction activities and simulation exercises to ensure our partners, and the communities they are involved with are prepared. Below are just a few of the disasters we have responded to this year:

Achievements In Kenya, close to 7,000 people have received six months of emergency food and water, while in the hard-hit Banadir and Gedo regions of Somalia, more than 104,000 people received emergency food and water, sanitation kits and have been assisted in re-establishing farms. Learning and Directions Working with the same communities in Kenya we will soon begin a long-term agricultural development project to help re-establish farms and livelihoods.

Fiji Flood and Cyclone – March, 2012

East Africa Drought – November, 2011

The Challenge A severe cyclone brought sustained torrential rain and caused flooding across Western, Central and Northern divisions of Fiji. Homes and household goods, farms and livelihoods were destroyed by the torrents.

The Challenge Prolonged drought in the Horn of Africa brought more than 12 million people to the brink of starvation. Rising food costs only amplified the distress for those living in poverty.

Our Response ADRA staff and volunteers drew on established procedures and prepositioned relief items to provide emergency food rations and sanitation kits to affected families.

Our Response Thanks to the generosity of our supporters and the AusAID dollar-for-dollar program, ADRA brought life-saving emergency food supplies to affected families – specifically targeting those with young children or pregnant women. In addition, ADRA restored water points, and provided health and sanitation training.

Achievements Close to 1,000 food packs, which include enough rice, tuna, salt and other items for two weeks, were distributed. In addition, 600 water and sanitation packs were distributed to help counter the spread of water-borne disease. In total, at least 4,860 people benefited directly from the project.

Learning and Directions ADRA’s established networks and prepositioned goods allowed a swift response to need.

Cyclone Washi – December, 2011 The Challenge Cyclone Washi, (locally called Sendong) made landfall in the eastern Philippines on December 16, 2011. It brought strong winds, flash floods and landslides which affected more than 60,000 families. Our Response ADRA implemented an innovative ‘cashtransfer’ program that gave flexible, lifesaving relief to those affected. The program empowered affected families to decide on their greatest needs and make purchases themselves. As a side effect, local businesses were given the boost they needed to recover too. Achievements In just four days, ADRA had identified and distributed plastic pre-paid cards to more than 3,800 beneficiaries. Working with local stores and the Philippines Veterans bank ensured the cards were only used for essential purchases. Learning and Directions Cash-card or voucher relief is an effective, empowering mode of assistance given the right conditions.


National Program Beth* had wandered from women’s refuge to women’s refuge in search of what she needed most – love. As a child she had been the victim of endless abuse – a trend that continued into adulthood thanks to a series of destructive relationships. It reached rock bottom when her children were taken from her. But at an ADRA Women’s refuge she found the support she needed. More than just a roof to sleep under, the volunteer staff provided training and support to get her life back on track. Plus, their links with the local community allowed her to secure her own housing and be reunited with her kids.

ADRA has a presence in

90 Australian communities

with 25% of Seventh-day Adventist Churches across the country engaged in an ADRA project. More than

2700 Volunteers change lives around the clock.

Youth Oasis – Nunawading, VIC The challenge A seemingly typical suburban area, Nunawading in Melbourne’s east is dominated by Mega Mile – a strip of bulk purchasing retail outlets. But behind this façade lies broken homes, hearts and dreams. Our response Based on the Nunawading Christian College campus, the Oasis project trains volunteer mentors in order to provide support and care for at-risk young people identified and referred on by Anglicare.

Young people in Australia face ever increasing pressures to fit in, succeed and find direction in their lives. Increasingly, these pressures pull them in opposite directions. Without the skills, support and life-experience they need to deal with conflicting pressures, young people often find themselves in difficult situations and exhibiting risky behaviours. Our youth projects are designed to offer young people the support and opportunities they need to live a positive and fulfilling life. Check out two of them below:

Activ8 – Macquarie Fields, NSW The challenge Gaining notoriety for riots in 2005, the Sydney suburb of Macquarie Fields has been described as being ‘defined by disadvantaged’. A highly diverse cultural makeup, an unemployment rate close to double the national average and a high crime rate, particularly amongst juvenile offenders, typifies the area. Family breakdown, truancy and a lack of social services have contributed to a range of issues faced by the suburbs young people. Our response Utilizing ADRA’s established reputation and resources in Youth Resilience, Activ8 was officially launched in March 2012. Based in Macarthur Adventist School, and reaching


out into to local public schools, Activ8 provides training for volunteer mentors and support for young people at-risk. Achievements Major initiatives already launched include the establishment of a weekly drop in program with mentors including youth workers, police officers and successful local business people; and a four week ‘Survivor’ program with key speakers who survived issues affecting attendees including growing up in the ‘gang’ environment, family and domestic violence and drug and alcohol abuse.

Achievements Training has been provided to 16 mentors, who are now offering support to young people in the Nunawading community. There has been visible positive improvements in the esteem and relationships of the young people involved in the program. Learnings and directions Both of these new youth projects have highlighted the strength gained from working closely with other agencies working in in the area. Similarly, they have reminded us of the power and passion of volunteers who give up their time and energy to serve those around them. Activ8 will continue to expand its portfolio of services and reach into more of the areas schools, while Oasis continues to solidify its place as a recognised service provider.

Women’s The prevalence of domestic violence continues to rise. Now, more than ever, being able to provide for women and girls at risk is an integral part of our service to the Australian community. Young women, indigenous women, those with a disability or from culturally diverse backgrounds are most at risk. But if we’ve learnt anything, it’s that domestic violence doesn’t discriminate when it comes to class, wealth or cultural background. The effects of domestic violence spread much further than bruises and broken bones - emotional and mental scars can be carried for a lifetime. In fact, domestic violence is considered to be a leading risk factor leading to death, disability and illness in women aged 15 – 44. In economic terms, it is estimated that domestic violence in Australia costs close to $10 billion every year. More than 34% of women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime. The sad reality is that well over 75% of abuse cases against women are at the hands of people they know – more often than not a partner or ex-partner. While the reasons and results vary, the outcome is often the same – women looking for an escape. Often there isn’t any, so they are forced to ‘wait out’ the abuse, or turn to a life on the streets. Our four women’s refuges ensure this doesn’t have to be the case. Women often turn up out of the blue, desperate for a place to stay, or we receive referrals from other services. In every case, our staff and numerous volunteers are there with open arms, ears and hearts. Our women’s refuges provide safety, comfort and security to women, families and girls when life seems to be crumbling around them. We currently operate or partner with the following women’s refuges: > Hope Haven, NSW > South Lakes Women’s Refuge, NSW > Sunshine Sanctuary, QLD > Asher House, VIC


Social Inclusion Marginalisation doesn’t just occur in societies with defined cast systems. Simply having an economically and culturally diverse make up puts the Australian community at risk of marginalising, and excluding certain groups of people from services and opportunities. Our Social Inclusion program aims to reduce these risks and provide support for those who have found themselves on the margins. Our program includes migrant support projects, adult literacy and life-skill training, indigenous health and education and ADRA Community Centres. Discover more about two of these below:

ADRA Centre – Blacktown, NSW The challenge As Australia’s largest city, Sydney has its share of problems. None experience these more than the poor, disadvantaged and socially marginalised. Family breakdown, unemployment and financial stresses, mental issues including depression and the challenges of resettlement are common. Our response The ADRA Centre in Blacktown provides free counselling services, assistance in securing accommodation, emergency food relief and referrals to other services. Both individual and group counselling is

offered by a culturally diverse range of professionals, supported by numerous volunteers.

Indigenous Health and Lifestyle Program – Perth, WA

Achievements In the last 12 months, the centre has provided free counselling to more than 280 clients – some as much as once a week for the entire year. In addition, almost 100 received assistance in finding suitable accommodation and more than 300 food parcels were distributed.

The challenge The health issues facing Australia’s indigenous population are well known, but often ignored – almost 1 in 8 face long-term heart conditions and they’re close to 50% more likely to develop cancer during their life time. Unsurprising, those in remote communities have significantly worse nutrition than the wider Australian population.

Learnings and directions With an long history and established reputation the demand for the ADRA Centre is increasing. Further training for staff and volunteers, along with the securing of additional funding will ensure it can assist all those who need it.

Our response Working in partnership with Mamarapha College – an indigenous training centre in Western Australia – we are providing health and nutrition training to help improve lifestyle choices. Participants in the training are empowered and supported in taking this knowledge back to their communities, bringing better health and nutrition to hundreds. Achievements In 2011, 10 students graduated from the health course at diploma and certificate levels. In 2012, 14 students have enrolled, with further growth predicted for 2013. A newly developed module on radio programming is seeing public health messages being spread via airways across the country. Learnings and directions By targeting influential community members, we can impact hundreds by improving health and nutrition practices. With further growth predicted for the future, more resources are currently under development on topics including addiction management and indigenous mental health issues.


Crisis Relief Temporarily bad situations have a habit of becoming permanent if nothing is done. Family arguments lead to divorce. Cash-flow issues create bad debt that can never be recovered from. Feelings of exclusion develop into depression. But with well-timed action and support, people in crisis can be protected from long term poverty and distress. Below are just two of our crisis relief projects:

Shepard’s Lodge – Brahma Lodge, SA The challenge Adelaide’s outer northern suburbs are a hotspot for migration, unemployment and crime. The pressures of below average household incomes and a somewhat splintered community lead to large numbers of isolated and disadvantaged households. Our response Shepard’s Lodge, a community meals program based in Brahma Lodge, provides free nutritious meals to those in need. Project staff circulate during the evening to offer support to clients and offer referrals to agencies offering others services in the area.

Achievements As a relatively new project Shepard’s Lodge has established itself as a respected service provider both amongst its clients and the wider social services community. It now serves close to 40 meals each night of operation and is successfully referring clients on to other relevant services. Learnings and directions We have been overwhelmed with the response to this project, from both clients and potential volunteers. With increased demand for its services more volunteers will be trained to produce and serve meals, along with offering appropriate support and referrals to Shepard’s Lodge’s clients.

Crisis Relief Centre - Eight Mile Plains, QLD The challenge The suburbs surrounding Eight Mile Plains, just south of Brisbane, have a high percentage of immigrant families, and thanks to more affordable housing than other areas, families with lower household incomes. As the cost of living continues to rise more and more are finding themselves in short-term financial crisis.

Our response The Crisis Relief Centre, which is staffed entirely by volunteers, offers immediate relief and support to ensure those in the community doing it tough do not fall through the cracks. They can assist people in paying bills or just ensure they have enough to eat for the week – or they can refer people to ADRA Centre at nearby Logan which offers free counselling, and training for those hoping to re-enter the workforce. Achievements In the last 12 months more than 1000 food vouchers, along with more than 700 hampers of fresh fruit, vegetables and bread have been provided to people in need. In addition, 20 people have been provided with short-term financial support in order to cover bills including power and rent. Learnings and directions The services offered by the Centre are increasingly in demand. Accessing funding from both ADRA and government sources will enable the project to operate throughout the week, allowing more continuity of service and increased community building.

Op Shops

Tweed jackets, plaid ties and floral dresses typify second-hand shops. But our op shops are more than just that. Across Australia 30 ADRA Op Shops provide affordable clothing and goods to people who may not be able to afford anything else. More than bargain hunters paradise our op shops change lives. Through their connections with our own projects, and the services of other agencies our Op Shops are in prime position to offer referrals in order to see that those in need of assistance get it. In addition, many Op Shops also run their own Crisis Relief programs, so that when a customer comes to them with great need they are able to offer them short term support through vouchers or food hampers. On top of this amazing service, our Op Shops play a vital role in ensuring our work can continue not only in Australia, but


around the globe. The profits from each of our 30 op shops are used to fund life-changing projects here in Australia and around the world. All of this is thanks to the hundreds of Op Shop volunteers who give up their own time and energy to sort donated goods, keep track of stock and serve customers. On reflection our Op Shops capture the very heart of ADRA – a heart of generosity and service on behalf of those in poverty and distress.

You can find an ADRA Op Shop at: NSW Albury Ballina Belmont Cessnock Coonabarabran Guyra Port Macquarie Toukley Tweed Heads Wadonga

ACT Braddon QLD Gatton Logan Central Mackay Mareebra Sandgate Toowoomba

VIC Bairnsdale Mildura Mitcham SA Brahma Lodge Kadina Millicent Mt Barker Port Elliot Salisbury Downs

WA Bindoon Busselton TAS Glenorchy Ulverstone

Emergency Management When disaster strikes, ADRA stands at the ready. Our National Emergency Management program is well regarded by state governments, other service providers and those we serve alike. ADRA is officially entrusted with securing emergency accommodation in New South Wales, Queensland, the Australian Capital Territory and Western Australia, and is there to ensure everyone has a home when forced away from their home. Across these four regions we have 2,000 trained volunteers armed with a database of accommodation providers and ready to serve. This year alone they provided more than 3,000 man hours to the community free of charge. In the last 12 months ADRA has responded to 38 emergencies including: Blue Mountains Wind Storm, NSW After fierce winds whipped through the Blue Mountains in Sydney’s west, ADRA provided accommodation for 10 people whose houses had been severely damaged or destroyed. Summer Floods, NSW Floods caused widespread damage and mass evacuations across northern, western and southern NSW. ADRA accommodated a total of 2246 evacuees from places including Kingscliffe, Moree, Cooma, Forbes and Wagga Wagga. ADRA also provided blankets and pillows for Emergency Centres through the ADRA Op Shop network. Margaret River Fires, WA ADRA volunteers accommodated 144 families who had their houses either completely destroyed or damaged as a result of the blaze in short term accommodation, with eight of these also receiving assistance securing long-term accommodation. Mini-tornado, Townsville, QLD Following a freak storm, ADRA ensured 38 evacuees had a dry place to sleep. We also assisted those in need by providing food vouchers through our Crisis Relief program.

Public Engagement, Advocacy and Fundraising Ketannah had heard about ADRA since childhood – she’d even gone out during the annual ADRA Appeal doorknock a few times. But she never really understood what we did until she saw, and felt it first-hand. In 2011 Ketannah travelled to Nepal as part of an ADRA Connections trip, and saw how the Leadership and Good Governance Project had empowered local communities to identify, fund and implement their own development projects. And she liked what she saw. Today, Ketannah is an active advocate for the poor and strong supporter of ADRA’s work. (ADRA Connections, Nepal)


new donors supported our work in the last 12 months.

Our income in the last 12 months has increased by



ADRA Connections participants have witnessed and been part of our work this year.

Advocacy and Engagement Our mission in Australia extends beyond assisting those in need and raising funds to ensure our work can continue – we aim to move hearts and minds to action on behalf of the world’s poor. This year has seen increased activity in the areas of advocacy and public engagement – and has laid the platform for future strategic investments in the area. Micah Challenge is a coalition of Christian development agencies and our official advocacy partner. By banding together with other like-minded agencies we been active in lobbying the federal Government to honour their promise of increased commitments to aid – lobbying which played an important role during this year’s budget cuts. In addition, a number of ADRA staff and supporters recently took part in Micah’s training during their annual Voices for Justice conference – an important step in further engaging our audience with the issues facing the world’s poor. Thousands across Australia have stepped into the world of those experiencing poverty and hardship thanks to our recently developed interactive experience called NotONE. The travelling exhibit, funded in part by AusAID, features images, props and an immersive audio track and steps people through the experiences of an ADRA beneficiary. At the conclusion of the experience participants are left with the challenge, ‘Will you be not one to let this continue?’

Volunteering overview The countless hours of our volunteers are the backbone of ADRA’s work here in Australia. More than 6,000 volunteers have been trained to serve their communities in a range of capacities – from staffing Op Shops, to distributing emergency food parcels, to securing accommodation for people displaced from their homes by disasters and emergencies, to collecting money during our ADRA Appeal doorknock appeal. And increasingly, Australians are putting up their hands to both witness and be part of ADRA’s work overseas. Our ADRA Connections program was launched late in 2011, and already more than 100 people have raised funds and gotten their hands dirty to help ADRA change lives overseas. Volunteers on call Thousands of volunteers stand at the ready as part of our National Emergency Management Program. These volunteers, which we provide with ongoing training and support, secure safe emergency accommodation for evacuees during times of emergency and disaster. Across NSW, QLD, ACT and WA (where we hold formal arrangement with state government) more than 4,000 volunteers are ready to be called into action. Their service ensures there is support, safety and security at times of great distress.

Volunteers reaching into the community Our National Program, which covers projects including Youth Resilience, Social Inclusion, Women’s Refuges and Crisis Relief, stretches from coast to coast. In every instance, generous volunteers give up their own time to help those in need. Young mums, retirees, fathers, professionals – our volunteers come from across the spectrum of Australian society. Together with ADRA they are helping to empower and change the lives of those around them.

Volunteers connect overseas Hearing about poverty and the theoretical concepts of ‘development’ don’t have the same life-changing effect on people as seeing, smelling and feeling it for themselves. ADRA Connections provides an opportunity for volunteers to not only raise funds, but also help bring an ADRA project to life – they get to see the need and the solutions first hand. In the past 12 months 102 volunteers have taken up an ADRA Connections trip and returned inspired to continue taking action on behalf of the world’s poor.

Partnerships This year has seen the establishment of new partnerships, and the strengthening of those that already exist – a strategy which reminds us of Austrian artist Friendensreich Hundertwasser’s words, ‘When we dream along it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning a of a new reality.’ And really, that’s what we are about – creating new, poverty and hardship-free realities for people in need.

A strategic partnership with Santiarium Health and Wellbeing, one of Australia’s leading breakfast and health-food producers, has brought health and a unique economic development opportunity for rural Cambodians. Utilising Sanitarium’s expert food science background, fortified noodles are being produced and sold by women’s groups already established through an ongoing ADRA project. In addition, future plans also include working with the producer of Cambodia’s most popular instant noodle to produce a fortified, more nutritious variety for the entire country. Utilizing our links with various departments of the Seventh-day Adventist Church has allowed us to capitalize on a number of project and fundraising opportunities. Working with the education department of the Church in the South Pacific has brought improved educational outcomes to children in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu through building the capacity of church employed teachers. In addition, the Adventist Media Network and Project Hope (a media production project of the Australian Union Conference) has assisted us in producing a range of television episodes to be aired in 2013. We have also been heavily involved in the planning of the service component for a Youth Congress to be run early in 2013 that will equip more than 2,000 young people with the knowledge, resources and passion to advocate for the poor.

ADRA and Avondale College of Higher Education have always had a strong relationship, thanks largely to their International Poverty and Development Studies program. But this year, the partnership has been strengthened to see ADRA staff involved in formal teaching and learning, the running of a week-long social justice advocacy program, Avondale staff and students assisting with project evaluation and reporting in Nepal and the expansion of Avondale’s service program through the adoption of our ADRA Connections program. Close to $85,000 was raised for ADRA’s our response to drought in Kenya and Africa thanks to the annual cyclingfundraiser organised by 25,000 Spins. The annual ride along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is growing in popularity with ADRA supporters – and in 2013 25,000 Spins will be running a ride from London to Paris for those wanting to raise even more funds for our work.

Major Donors

Our work around the world would not be possible without the generous and selfless support of every person, volunteer, community group, church, and school who has joined with us this year. While we aim to say thank you to you all throughout the year, please take this is our public thanks of your support. To put it simply, your generosity has changed lives. Thank you! ADRA Australia also thanks the following corporations and organisations for their generous support in the past year:

3D Farm Pty Ltd Air Master Compressors Pty Ltd Alannette Pty Ltd Auchenflower Medical Centre B & R Fabrication & Mobile Welding P/L Bar X Partnership (RF & EJ White) BHP Billiton BJ & JB Chapman Pty Ltd Bowditch Group Central Engineering Pty Ltd Cooranbong Senior Citizens Association Crafty Chicks Letitia Dose Dapson Pty Ltd DBL Nominees Edward Charles Studios Pty Ltd Effective Safety Management Pty Ltd Fixtrat Pty Ltd Fox Valley Medical Centre Frist Investments Pty Ltd G & M Anderson Carpark Line Painters Pty Ltd Gartner - The Matching Gift Center Glen Woosley & Co Pty Ltd Grapp Pty Ltd Hemp Wholesale Australia Pty Ltd Heyer Pty Ltd Honey Hills Farm - Jones Family

Hunter Valley Bookkeeping Impact Solar Pty Ltd Innovative Metal Fabrication Intervolve Intimo J & N J Pink & Son J L King Pty Ltd Jack The Chipper JR & DR Daley Kaltec Pty Ltd Kamaners Food Service Keath’s Excavations Pty Ltd Lauder Pty Ltd Logan City Recreational & Sporting Club Lorad Nominees Pty Ltd Lorsam Pty Ltd Mooroolbark Philatelic Society Inc Nationwide Netmakers Pty Ltd Northampton Restoration Network Optima Heating P.H. Goonetilleke Pty Ltd Professional Advantage Pty Ltd R & G Bulk Carriers Rick Chelman Builder Pty Ltd Rolo Constructions Pty Ltd Sanitarium Health & Wellbeing Company

Semaphore Consulting Pty Ltd Serenity Accounting Services Pty Ltd Simplicity Australia Pty Ltd Smart Build (Qld) Pty Ltd SPW Raymond Pty Ltd STP Mechanical Sun Health Foods Pty Ltd Sydney Adventist Hospital Tellam Concrete Products The Archer Foundation The Beyond Tomorrow Foundation The Billiard Boutique The Kitchen Renovator The Little Chicken Shop The Rookie Group Pty Ltd Undara Investments Pty Limited United Way Sydney Universal Peace Federation Incorporated Urban Property Agents Vecco Pty Ltd Vineyard Childcare Centre Vista Technology Westpac Banking Corporation


Financial Report and Overview Talking about money isn’t always easy – there’s a lot of things that graphs, tables and figures don’t say. So here it is in a nutshell – this year ADRA Australia collected more money and as a result changed more lives than ever before. While our finance department may seem to be ‘all about the numbers’ it’s not as you’d think – their focus is on managing and spending money better so we can do more work with it.


the growth of private funding this financial year More than


was collected for our East Africa Drought Appeal We spent


bringing life-changing assistance this year.

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Independent Auditor’s Report To the Trustee of Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust Report on the concise financial report

The accompanying concise financial report of Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust comprises the balance sheet as at 30 June 2012, the comprehensive income statement and statement of changes in equity for the year then ended, derived from the audited financial report of Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust for the year ended 30 June 2012. The concise financial report does not contain all the disclosures required by the Australian Accounting Standards. Directors responsibility for the concise financial report

The Board of Directors of the Trustee Company is responsible for the preparation and presentation of the concise financial report in accordance with the ACFID Code of Conduct. This responsibility includes establishing and maintaining internal control relevant to the preparation of the concise financial report; selecting and applying appropriate accounting policies; and making accounting estimates that are reasonable in the circumstances. Auditor’s responsibility

Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the concise financial report based on our audit procedures. We have conducted an independent audit, in accordance with Australian Auditing Standards, of the financial report of Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust for the year ended 30 June 2012. Our audit report on the financial report for the year was signed on 28 October 2011 and was subject to the following qualification: “Our audit procedures with respect to revenue from these sources had to be restricted to the amounts recorded in the financial records. As a result, we are unable to express an opinion as to whether revenue from cash donations and other fundraising activities is complete.”

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Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

The Australian Auditing Standards require that we comply with relevant ethical requirements relating to audit engagements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the financial report for the year is free from material misstatement. Our procedures in respect of the concise financial report included testing that the information in the concise financial report is derived from, and is consistent with, the financial report for the year, and examination on a test basis, of evidence supporting the amounts and other disclosures which were not directly derived from the financial report for the year. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion. Independence

In conducting our audit, we complied with applicable independence requirements of the Professional and Ethical Standards Board and the ACFID Code of Conduct. Auditor’s opinion

In our opinion, the concise financial report of Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust for the year ended 30 June 2012 is consistent with the full report referred to above from which they are derived. For a better understanding of the scope of our audit this report should be read in conjunction with our audit report on the annual statutory financial report referred to above.


A G Rigele Partner – Audit & Assurance Sydney, 21 November 2012

Financial Highlights For the year ended 30 June 2012

Where We’ve Helped

ADRA Australia sends 90% of all general donations directly to projects

Total Program Expenditure



Africa Projects



Asia Projects



Pacific Projects



Australia Projects



Other Countries



Total Program Expenditure



How We’re Supported Total Revenue



Donations & gifts from Australian Public



Grants - AusAID



Bequests and Legacies



Donations from Australian Public (gifts in kind)



Grants - Other Australian



Investment income



Other income - Australian





Total Revenue

Use of Funds Total Disbursements





Community education



Fundraising costs



Accountability and administration



Domestic Projects





Overseas Projects

Total Revenue


Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust

Income Statement For the year ended 30 June 2012

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust, a purpose driven trust, reflects the interest of the Australian Union Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the activities of the Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Limited which is responsible for operational activities as delegated by the Executive Committee of the Australian Union Conference.


Donations and Gifts Monetary Non-Monetary Bequests and Legacies Grants AusAID Other Australian Other Overseas Appropriations received Distribution from Cash Management Facility Other Income Revenue for International Political or Religious Proselyisation Programs


30 June 2012 $

30 June 2011 $

5,855,151 102,488 247,380

5,332,217 105,110 588,062

4,749,880 458,281 141,079 723,957 126,398 12,404,614

3,827,894 268,091 94,500 647,799 58,742 10,922,415

7,824,806 580,101 386,653

6,069,783 601,560 308,416

142,385 46,472 1,644,930 102,488 10,727,835 1,372,127 12,099,962

157,941 16,340 1,316,277 105,110 8,575,427 1,032,119 9,607,546




International Projects Funds to overseas projections Program support costs Community education Fundraising costs Public Government, multilateral and private Accountability and Administration Borrowing Costs Non-Monetary Expenditure Total International Aid and Development Program Expenditure Expenditure for International Political or Religious Proselytisation Programs Domestic Programs


Our summary financial reports comply with the standards set out by the ACFID Code of Conduct. Visit for more information. To request a copy of the full audited financial report for the year ending 30 June 2012, please write to the Chief Financial Officer, ADRA Australia, PO Box 129, Wahroonga, NSW 2076 or email


Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust

Balance Sheet For the year ended 30 June 2012


Current Assets Cash and cash equivalents Trade and other receivables Inventories Assets held for sale Other current assets

Total Current Assets

Non-Current Assets Trade and other receivables Financial assets Property, plant and equipment Investment Property Intangibles Other non-current assets

Total Non-Current Assets


30 June 2012 $

30 June 2011 $

13,254,864 397,986 5,527 201,741 13,860,118

13,120,637 206,877 5,465 169,197 13,502,176

138,561 45,528 184,089 14,044,207

1,669 113,528 55,375 170,572 13,672,748


Current Liabilities Trade and other payables Borrowings Current tax liabilities Other financial liabilities Short-term provisions Other current liabilities

203,219 371,197 574,416

219,554 296,810 516,364

61,872 61,872 636,288

53,117 53,117 569,481






Funds available





Total Current Liabi lities Non-Current Liabilities Borrowings Other financial liabilities Long-term provisions Other non-current liabilities

Total Non-Current Liabilities




Adventist Development and Relief Agency Australia Trust

Statement of Changes in Equity For the year ended 30 June 2012

Retained Earnings 5,331,979

Balance as at 30 June 2011 Excess of revenue over expenses Other amounts transferred to reserves

Balance as at 30 June 2012

Reserves 7,771,288

















Table of Cash Movements for Designated Purposes For the year ended 30 June 2012

Cash available at beginning of financial year

Cash Raised during financial year

Cash disbursed during financial year

Cash available at end of financial year

Aust NGO Cooperation Program Horn of Africa Appeal Total for Other Purposes

44,911 13,075,726

1,627,441 2,580,420 8,597,291

(1,636,439) (1,726,128) (9,308,358)

35,913 854,292 12,364,659






Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia Ltd ABN 85 109 435 618 146 Fox Valley Road (PO Box 129) Wahroonga NSW 2076 1800 242 372

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