Fida is a Finnish missions and development cooperation organisation working in 51 countries bringing 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 Finland, with a total of 27 shops around the country. We pioneered recycling in Finland by establishing the first charity thrift 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 used to fund our work.
Fida employs approximately 190 people across its head office, stores and abroad. In addition, approximately 300 local people work alongside us on our overseas projects.
There are approximately 170 workers commissioned and sent overseas by Fida and the Pentecostal Churches of Finland. Some of them are employed by Fida and others directly by the Finnish Pentecostal Churches. Most of them work in church ministries and approximately 40 people are working as experts in development cooperation and humanitarian aid.