Fida International is a Finnish faith-based organisation working in global missions, community development and humanitarian aid in 50 countries. We aim to bring hope and a better future to all nations – especially to children living in poverty.
Sharing the love of Christ
We work in close cooperation with Pentecostal churches and other non-governmental organisations and partners. In church partnerships our mission is to share the love of Christ and mobilise churches for holistic ministry in their communities.
Our community development programmes in 15 countries are funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland.
Our programmes impact the lives of over a million people each year. Together with our partners we aim to bring sustainable development and transformation that gives marginalised, unreached people strength to overcome hopelessness, eradicate poverty and transform their communities. Our focus is especially in improving the rights of vulnerable children. In partnership with local civil society, we reinforce human dignity, promote peace and uphold justice in the most remote and poor areas.
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 171 international workers commissioned and sent overseas by the Pentecostal Churches of Finland in conjunction with Fida. Most of them work in church ministries and education.