A world where poverty has ended and all people enjoy the fullness of life God intends.
Building partnerships to generate lasting solutions to global poverty.
- We are Called
- We are Caring
- We are Together
- We are Innovative
- We are Dedicated
What we do
We work in 20 countries, with 36 in-country project partners who help us deliver 81 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.
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:
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.
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.