Fida is a Finnish missions and development organization, currently working in almost 50 countries. Our aim is to bring hope and a future to the poorest of the poor. In particular, we are working to improve the rights of vulnerable children.
Our projects impact the lives of approximately two million people each year.
Our work in missions, development cooperation and humanitarian aid stems from Christian values. We cooperate with Pentecostal churches and NGOs, supporting our partners to work for the benefit of their own communities.
Fida in Finland
In Finland, Fida is known for the largest chain of second-hand stores in the country, with a total of 27 outlets. We pioneered a particular form of recycling in Finland by establishing the first charity second-hand shop in Sörnäinen, Helsinki in 1979. Today, Fida’s sorting centre in Helsinki processes up to a million kilograms of goods each year.
The proceeds from the second-hand shops are funding our work overseas.
Fida employs approximately 35 people in development projects overseas. In addition, approximately 300 local people work in our overseas projects. About 160 people work in the second-hand stores and in our head office in Helsinki.
There are approximately 170 workers commissioned and sent overseas by the Pentecostal Churches of Finland in conjunction with Fida. Most of them work in church ministries and education.