Historically ORA New Zealand has worked in Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. A few years ago the closure of ORA projects in Tajikistan, Pakistan and Afghanistan left ORA New Zealand focusing mainly on a child focused community development programme in Uganda; the Luku Yesu’ni Project. More recently ORA New Zealand has also partnered with ORA Moldova in Eastern Europe, and Project: AK-47 in South East Asia.
Through our partnership with ORA Uganda and with the support of New Zealand donors, the Luku Yesu’ni Project partners with communities where poverty and HIV/AIDS have eroded hope and left a large number of orphans. We work alongside the ORA Uganda team to nurture and educate their orphans and vulnerable children, helping them to reach their God-given potential. Our vision is to equip, inspire and empower Ugandans to help other Ugandans; together working towards a sustainable future.
In Eastern Europe we are working with ORA Moldova to establish safe homes for at-risk teens and a pilot agricultural - microcredit loan - community development project. In South East Asia we are partnering with Project: AK-47 to get kids as young as six years old released from drug cartels and armies.
ORA Network funding offices in Austria, Canada, Germany, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland and Portugal support projects in Albania, Bulgaria, China, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Hungary, India, Kenya, Croatia, Latvia, Moldova, Myanmar, Portugal, Rwanda, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, and Uganda.