The Results of Our Work

It is estimated that Fida’s development cooperation work impacts the lives of an estimated four million people each year. Work at the grass roots level reaches the poorest of the poor communities and their people.  The secret to our success is partnering with local churches, which are deeply rooted in their local communities and are very familiar with the local customs.

Our partner churches in Kenya and Uganda started using child protection guidelines, which direct all church activities to take children’s needs and safety better into account.

In Nepal, thanks to Fida’s work, more and more parents are sending their children to school instead of to work.  Of particular note, more girls are attending school with a subsequent reduction in the number of child marriages.

Sustainable development of the world is the responsibility of the developed countries.  This is good policy.’ – Harri Hakola, CEO

Over the years, child sponsorships have enabled us to lift thousands of children from poverty onto an educational path towards a better future.  Please support our work with children by becoming a sponsor.  Become a sponsor (in Finnish)