In 1965, the Churches in Sweden established PMU InterLife which was originally called, Pentecostal Mission’s Third World Aid. This was done to make it possible to manage international development efforts funded by Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
PMU InterLife shall act to promote the development of a vigorous and democratic civil society, in which people work in groups for their own interests or the interests of others, so that people who live in poverty will have increased opportunities to improve their living conditions. The organization’s goal is also to increase involvement in global issues in Sweden, and to contribute to just and sustainable global development together with all concerned parties.
Compassion International was founded in 1952 by Everett Swanson to help children who are orphaned by war in South Korea. Compassion works with a mission statement of releasing children from poverty in Jesus name. To achieve this mission, it uses Christ centered, Church based, and Child focused approaches with the aim of serving the whole person.
In 1987, a handful of young men and women around John MacFarlane and Hans Heidelberger plucked up courage to realize a dream and create a meeting platform for Christians from different denominations and congregations. As a result, the nehemia team association was founded in Fürth, Germany. Initially, the nehemia team was particularly committed to promoting regional networking of church congregations and to encouraging cross-community initiatives by cooperating in a complementary way. This commitment led to the cooperation of different churches, Christian initiatives and organizations in the area of Northern Bavaria. Currently, Nehemia Germany operates with a motto ‘Helping Others Grow’, where it provides training, networking and support to help Christians carrying out their commission in a more effective way.
The Endowment Fund NEHEMIA is a humanitarian and missionary organization, which was founded by Apostolic Church in 1992. It was cooperating exclusively with its parent foundation in Germany for the first several years. At the beginning of 1996, Czech Nehemia started working independently. In March 1999, however, Foundation Nehemia was transformed into Endowment Fund Nehemia. Currently, the organization endeavors to achieve its mission of bringing changes into the lives of the people.
Dorcas Aid International is a Christian relief and development organization, committed to fulfill the command Jesus Christ gave to His followers to take care of the poor and oppressed (Matt. 25:31-46), irrespective of their race, religion, gender or political conviction. They operate in partnership with local churches and Christian organizations, awakening and empowering them to share the love of Christ through practical deeds. Dorcas began in 1980 as a small group of people in the Netherlands mainly focused on assisting those imprisoned for their faith under the communist regime. Now, over twenty years later, Dorcas Aid International is operating worldwide with a mission statement of We are Dorcas. We stand for justice and peace. When we look at the world, we see unique individuals everywhere – striving to make the best of their situation. As the worst humanitarian crises of our time persist, we work to deliver lasting change for people at the heart of it.
The Children’s Hope Chest is a non-profit organization incorporated and founded in 2005 by Rosemary Cordasco and Valerie Sprague.
The mission of The Children’s Hope Chest is to provide help and offer hope to children in a community suffering from poverty, abuse, neglect and illness. Besides, it strives to increase social
action by promoting adult and youth volunteerism.
Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, was founded in Chicago, Illinois, when MCC held its first meeting on September 27, 1920. Its original goal was to provide food for Mennonites starving in Ukraine. However, MCC soon realized that it could not help only their Mennonite brothers and sisters and began to help anyone in need with a mission of sharing God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions also communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation.
TEAR fund was launched in 1968 and officially registered as a charity organization in 1973. As a Christian charity, Tearfund believes that everyone has an amazing God-given potential to create change. The organization shows people around the world how to unlock these gifts and put them to use escaping poverty. Many of their partners in this work are local churches, who discover how to offer their communities material and spiritual hope.
Fida is a Finnish Development Cooperation Organization founded in 1994 and one of the biggest and most experienced non-governmental organizations in Finland.
Its mission is to share the love of Christ and mobilize churches for holistic ministry. Its goal is sustainable transformation that gives marginalized and unreached people strength to overcome hopelessness, eradicate poverty and transform their communities. Its focus is especially in improving the rights of vulnerable children. Together with partners Fida reinforce human dignity, promote peace and uphold justice.
Hasiet’s Vision International was established in March of 2015 in honor of Hasiet Negash to continue the vision she had to serve vulnerable children through the love of Christ.
The organization was established with a vision of an alliance of Christians who are devoted to care for children and families in poverty by meeting their spiritual, physical, economic, and social needs to help them grow up to be fulfilled adults.
One Child Matters is an international child sponsorship organization founded in 1954 with the aim of providing programs designed to meet the educational, food, medical, and spiritual needs of vulnerable children.
The organization’s mission is to equip children in developing nations to reach their God-given potential by creating opportunities for spiritual, physical, social, mental and emotional development.
Pingst Umeå, an international church in Umeå, Sweden, that consists of members from various countries of origin. It is situated in the heart of Umeå, an area that is easily accessible both by public and private means. The church is a community of believers following Jesus and its vision is to see transformed lives and a transformed world with the belief that the gospel of Jesus – the Son of God, is the only hope for a world suffering without Christ.
- Ethiopian Interfaith Forum for Development
- Dialogue and Action
- Geneva Global
- Swedish International Development Cooperation
- Medical Teams International
- Faith Works International
- World Vision Ethiopia
- Development Alternatives Inc.
- Pact Ethiopia
- Action Aid
- Save the Children
- ECI Africa
- European Commission
- Barnabas Fund
- Consortium of Christian Relief and
- Development Association
- Good Samaritan