Fida International is a Finnish faith-based organisation working in global missions, community development and humanitarian aid in 51 countries. We aim to bring hope and a future to the poorest of the poor.
We work in close cooperation with Pentecostal churches and NGO partners. Our mission is to share the love of Christ and mobilise churches for holistic ministry. Our goal is sustainable transformation that gives marginalised and unreached people strength to overcome hopelessness, eradicate poverty and transform their communities. Our focus is especially in improving the rights of vulnerable children. Together with our partners we reinforce human dignity, promote peace and uphold justice.
Our community development projects impact the lives of over a million people each year.
Fida in Finland
In Finland, Fida is known for the large chain of secondhand stores with a total of 23 outlets. We are pioneers of recycling and established the first charity secondhand shop in Helsinki in 1979. Today, Fida’s sorting centre in Helsinki processes more than a million kilograms of goods each year.
Fida employs approximately 40 Finnish and 300 local people in development projects overseas. About 120 people work in the secondhand stores in Finland, and our head office in Helsinki is run by 35 people.
There are 178 workers commissioned and sent overseas by the Pentecostal Churches of Finland in conjunction with Fida. Most of them work in church ministries and education.