About Us

What we do

With the support of passionate Australians like you, Transform Aid International builds lasting solutions to global poverty, through life-changing community development projects and disaster relief. We work in 18 countries, with 42 in-country project partners who help us deliver 82 projects that address the root causes of poverty and create opportunities for children and families to thrive.

We also speak up against injustice and empower everyday Australians to do the same.

By building leadership and capacity at a grassroots level – and utilising expertise and alliances across the globe – we create change that lasts. And we help individuals and communities, both overseas and in Australia, to be all that they can be.

Child-centred development

Children have always been at the heart of what we do. Children are not only the most affected by poverty, they’re also the key to breaking its cycle in their families and communities.

When we help a child to thrive – by providing access to clean water and sanitation; ensuring they have nutritious food, healthcare, a chance to go to school and families who can provide for them – we allow them to change their future. And eventually, that changes everything.

Our work in disasters

When disaster strikes, we’re there: helping communities respond, recover and rebuild. We also work with communities before a disaster happens, to help people prepare for events beyond their control. Here’s how:

Prepare
We deliver risk reduction training and help community leaders develop disaster action plans, in order to protect lives and livelihoods in the event of a disaster.
Respond
When disaster happens, we equip our in-country partners to respond immediately by providing clean water, shelter, food and basic medical supplies.
Recover
Once the immediate emergency has passed, we work with communities to help rebuild infrastructure and livelihoods so life can return to normal.

Speaking up for change

We believe in speaking out about injustice and using our collective voice to create change.

One of the ways we do this is by equipping Australians with the information they need to make a difference. We do this through the name Baptist World Aid Australia because of our close connection to the hundreds of Baptist churches which are passionate advocates within their own communities and beyond. In 2013, we began benchmarking and tracking the way fashion companies treated their global workforce, in an effort to inform Australians about how to make more ethical purchases. Today, the Ethical Fashion Guide is a go-to resource for Australian consumers and it’s also having a major impact on the way the fashion industry does business. We’ve also graded Australia’s contribution to achieving the SDGs against the other 19 richest OECD nations in our Global Neighbour Index (link), To find out how Australia ranks, download the report today.

As well as providing resources and information on a variety of global issues, we support Australians to advocate for important changes in government policy that would create a better future for the world’s poorest people.

What makes us different

When a person is living in poverty, it does more than affect them physically. It takes away their opportunities, strips them of their dignity, robs them of their voice and in many cases, takes hold of their family for generations.

There are no quick or easy solutions to addressing poverty. Nor is there one organisation or group with all the answers.

That’s why we believe the only way to end poverty is together.

Our approach is to share knowledge and resources with other experts and organisations which are working in the same field as us, in order to keep finding solutions that work. To build the capacity of our in-country project partners because we recognise that they know their communities best. And to work with our global alliances and networks so our response to poverty can be most effective.

As an organisation with a 60-year history, we also have a lot to give – both to the communities we serve and the other groups and individuals working with and alongside us. Will you join us?