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Impact in numbers: Our year, 2019-2020

January, 2021

Every year we make sure that our programs are effective and impactful, and one way we do this is to understand our reach in numbers. Although the real difference that your support makes can’t be measured in numbers alone, they do help to illustrate the reach of benefits to communities and how far your donations go.

Naomi, a woman in Kenya proudly shows off the sheds that she has built to house her chickens and rabbits. She has saved money through a savings group and now she runs a successful business.

In the last financial year, a total of 167,241 lives have been positively impacted with your help. This is a testament to both the power of your support as well as the hard work that has been undertaken by our local partners, who are a part of the communities we reach.
Here are just a few of the achievements across Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the Middle East. For full information, see our 2020 Annual Report published on our website.

Naomi also keeps goats, which enables her to sell milk. The savings group not only provides funding for participants, but also a skill sharing forum and a support network for the women.


In Ethiopia, we enabled our partner, Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) to provide 9,000 women, men and girls access to a sustainable water source, with one water storage reservoir rehabilitated.

In Kenya, we supported our partner, the Anglican Church of Kenya, to enable 812 people to increase their household income as a result of engaging in a range of income generating activities.

In Mozambique, we assisted our partner, the Missionary Diocese of Nampula, to respond to COVID-19, training 3,263 volunteer community health workers in COVID-19 awareness and prevention and providing 5,300 vulnerable community members with soap and masks.

In South Africa, we supported our partner, the Department of Social Responsibility, Diocese of Grahamstown, to better respond to gender-based violence and child protection through strengthening eight women’s organisations, and upskilling 280 school educators in responding to trauma, and creating ‘safe schools’.


In India, we helped our partner, Cathedral Relief Service, in Kolkata to train 278 women and girls in sustainable income generation, as well as inform 141 parents on the importance of keeping girls in school.

In Myanmar, we supported our partner, Akhaya, to train 13 vulnerable women as silver smiths to achieve a sustainable livelihood as well as in COVID-19 prevention.


In the Solomon Islands, we supported our partner, the Anglican Church of Melanesia Solomon Islands (ACOM SI) and other church partners, to become more resilient in times of disaster by mapping 118 church-owned buildings as potential evacuation centres. ACOM SI also engaged 1,500 people in training to help them build sustainable livelihoods.

In Vanuatu, we supported our partner, the Anglican Church of Melanesia Vanuatu, to improve community safety through training 380 men and women on gender issues including family violence.

Middle East

In East Jerusalem, our help supported the Spafford Children’s Center to run play and speech therapy for 100 children with trauma-delayed development.

In Gaza, we supported our partner, the Ahli Arab Hospital, in co-operation with a range of community-based organisations, to deliver training in breast self-examination to 5,885 women, and educate 692 men on breast cancer to help destigmatise the disease.

Men in Gaza participate in breast cancer awareness forums to help destigmatise the disease. Credit, Ahli Arab Hospital.

The programs in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Vanuatu and Gaza were supported by the Australian Government and donations from the Australian public through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). Programs in the Solomon Islands were supported by the Australian Government and donations from the Australian public through the ANCP and the Australian Humanitarian Partnership.

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