Area Development Programs:

When you sponsor a child, your money is used to run long-term development projects called Area Development Programs (ADPs) – it’s how we do most of our work.

As a model of community development, ADPs link communities that work together in regional clusters to help address the root causes of poverty. Together with you, our sponsors and other partners, we support more than 250 ADPs in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean.

ADPs are child-focused, sustainable development programs for between 15,000 to 100,000 people, divided into smaller community clusters – communities that we’re committed to being with for 10 to 15 years.

Our local facilitators are trained to build relationships, help the community to identify needs and possible solutions, provide training to local leaders and encourage networking among civil society and government groups.

When our work is long-term, locally owned and designed to move toward self-sufficiency, we make sustainable, positive changes in the communities we serve.

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