Around the world
The ORA International Network represents six fundraising offices and more than 20 project countries. As a network we follow common vision, mission and core values, supporting each other with knowledge and resources.
Some of the ORA International Network projects include:
ORA International has been working in Haiti since 1998 through the Canadian branch office supporting three orphanages. Immediately after the 2010 earthquake the local team was ready to help and distribute vital food to the victims; ready meals as well as rice and oil were given to the people in Jacmel and in the nearby mountain villages. A few weeks after the disaster an ORA shipment of medicine and medical products arrived in Jacmel. ORA also delivered a water treatment plant, which provides not only drinking water but also a disinfectant by-product for use in hospitals and mobile medical clinics.
ORA partners with COFHED, an organisation who are dedicated to providing southern Haitian communities the tools they need to be successful. Through direct community engagement, COFHED helps local residents and leaders to actively participate in achieving sustainable change.
In Gheorgheni, Romania, 35 children who have been orphaned, abused, or neglected receive loving care in the ORA children’s home "Regenbogen". This is supported by a sponsorship program, which also supports around 530 vulnerable families in the community.
ORA Romania is also involved in the following projects:
- They are the leading sponsor of the general hospital in Gheorgheni, supplying medicine, medical products, dressing material, food and technical equipment with regular transports from Germany. A pharmacy provides needy people with medicine for low prices.
- Supporting 20 homeless and needy senior people with warm, secure accommodation and meals, and assists a further 80 seniors through a sponsorship program.
- Set up of supermarket, a second-hand shop and a youth café with an art gallery in order to create jobs for many people. The income from these businesses flows into the projects, securing the work of ORA in Gheorgheni.