Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.

What We Do

We are 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.

We deliver relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 130 countries—regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, we are able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capability for sustainable change.

Where we work

Our work touches millions of lives in more than 130 countries around the world including Armenia. Our on-the-ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve. 


ADRA Armenia team


Anush Safaryan

Country director

 “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – probably someone like Anush, the Country Director of ADRA Armenia inspired Mark Twain to assume so. Through the past five years of working with ADRA Armenia, Anush enjoyed every day of her challenging but also rewarding humanitarian work. “ADRA has enriched my days with beautiful colors painted by the results we achieved with our beneficiaries. Due to ADRA projects, I was blessed to hear children’s happy laughter, feel the relief of poor people after accepting assistance, sense the satisfaction of house-women after securing water-supply, see the excitement of smart students getting better educational facilities, notice the ease in the eyes’ of the IDPs, sense the comfort of the sick after   receiving medical help and many more other favours. If you want to be beyond blessed experiencing the blessings of others too, do humanitarian work”.- says Anush.

Susanna Arakelyan

Finance Director

They say accounting does not love emotions, they are just figures, but not for the Finance Director of ADRA Armenia. Susanna, who works with ADRA for already 5 years, knows the story and destination of each coin that is circulated at ADRA. Every little coin matters. Money has never been as powerful as when it is used by ADRA, to change lives. Accountants know currencies like Dollar, Euro or Dram, Susanna knows other currencies, such as – a present for one child. For Suzan, one dollar is not just a booke-note, but an equivalent of meeting a need for a child. This is why, Susanna, besides caring the huge responsibility of managing finances for the organization, goes out of her office and meets the beneficiaries in the field, not only managing the money in the office but also exchanging them into happiness, satisfaction and fulfilment… only then she considers her work successful.  


Sona Ghambaryan

Communication and Fundraising Manager

This young smart and ambitious lady has always put higher standards for herself to achieve after each accomplishment in her life. Although successful in her previous  career and excellent in education, Sona chose a new path, the humanitarian path for herself by joining ADRA Armenia team in August, 2020. Sona considers this new page in her career not as a challenge but an interesting opportunity of experiencing progress, acquiring advanced knowledge, developing new skills, sharing, practicing giving and motivating others to give… Sona works with ADRA to promote our projects, to highlight the work we have done and to fundraise so that we can accomplish our purpose for the beneficiaries…