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Our Australian International Development team supports projects in 12 developing countries across Africa, Asia Pacific, and the Caribbean.

Our international team of project coordinators go on field assignment trips to monitor and evaluate the progress of the projects.  

We have various development projects in different countries that are listed on the map. 

Click on the map pins to find out more information about the projects supported by The Salvation Army International Development in Australia. 

Haiti

Projects

  • Safe and Sound Schools Program This project enables vulnerable children in impoverished areas of Haiti to access and complete basic education.

India

Projects

  • Community Empowerment Program This program seeks to provide women with financial independence through the development of self-helps groups. Women are trained in income-generating activities and educated on sanitation and nutrition.
  • Young Women Skills Development Program This program helps to build the self-esteem and financial independence of disadvantaged young women through training in income-generating activities, such as tailoring and embroidery.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking Program This program aims to prevent human trafficking in North-East India through education and awareness. It is also working to repatriate victims and facilitate holistic care and support for trafficked survivors and their families.

Indonesia

Projects currently being developed.

Kenya

Projects

  • SIMBA Project: Preventing Trafficking and Gender-based Violence This project helps to reduce human trafficking, sexual exploitation and gender-based violence in Kenya through education, awareness and advocacy in schools and communities.

    Supported by the Australian Government.
  • Integrated Schools and Communities Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Project This project gives local communities access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene training to reduce the spread of disease and help build healthier futures.
  • Joytown Sanitation Project This project empowers children with disabilities to attend school by providing accessible amenities.
  • Turkana Integrated Livelihood Development Project This project aims to build resilience among drought-affected communities in Turkana through improved access to clean water, nutrition and food security education, and skills training.
  • Response to Anti-Human Trafficking The goal of the project is to decrease human trafficking incidences and reduce the vulnerabilities of at-risk people in communities through awareness raising, improving access to preventative and restorative services, and strengthening the anti-human trafficking networks and referral systems.

Malawi

Projects

  • Sustainable WASH and Food Security Project

    This project gives local communities access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene training to reduce the spread of disease and help build healthier futures.

Myanmar

Projects

  • Integrated Community Livelihood Development Program This program increases the resilience of communities through HIV care and prevention, leadership and life-skills training, income-generation training and improved access to clean drinking water.

Nepal

Projects

  • Anti-human Trafficking Programme This social enterprise business helps to prevent the trafficking of vulnerable girls and women in Kathmandu and surrounding areas through awareness, education, vocational training and apprenticeships in hospitality and beauty. Upon completion of a course, participants are supported finding safe and fair employment.

Pakistan

Projects

  • Corps-Based Community Development Project This project operates in response to the individual needs of the communities we serve, focusing on improving health and livelihoods. The approach builds the skills and capacity of the communities themselves to identify their needs and the actions they will take together for the development of the community.

Papua New Guinea

Projects

  • Church Partnership Program

    The Church Partnership Program enables churches in Papua New Guinea to improve the livelihoods of communities through training in literacy, healthcare, restorative justice, gender equality and disaster risk reduction. This program is funded by the Australian Government and operates in partnership with other Christian churchess to achieve a wide-reaching impact.


    Supported by the Australian Government.

Philippines

Projects

  • Joyville Children's project This project aims to develop and empower children to become skilled and confident individuals.

South Africa

Projects

  • WASH Program This program improves the health and livelihoods of rural communities in South Africa by providing clean, accessibile and sustainable drinking water, sanitation facilities and hygiene education.

Swaziland

Projects

  • Capacity Building Programme for Communities to Mitigate Effects of HIV/AIDS This project improves the basic health of focus communities, for example by focusing on the early detection and treatment of tuberculosis in people living with HIV/ AIDS and improving the nutritional status of people living with HIV/AIDs.

Tanzania

Projects

  • Tanzania Anti-Human Trafficking Project This project provides rehabilitation support to victims of trafficking and contributes to the prevention of trafficking (and re-trafficking) of vulnerable girls in Tanzania.
  • Womens Village Savings and Loans Program This program helps to establish community saving and loans groups so local women can train in income-generating activities, increasing their independence and improving their ability to contribute to household income.

Ukraine

Projects

  • I will survive - Life skills programme This project works with people who are highly vulnerable to forms of human trafficking and exploitation, assisting them to obtain life skills.

Note #1: Overall, The Salvation Army is active in 128 countries globally. This map shows locations where our Australian International Development office works. Other Salvation Army International Development offices (e.g. in the US and Europe) work in partnership with us to strategically distribute support across the globe. 

Note #2: This map only shows locations that partner in community development projects, i.e. those that are able to receive tax-deductible donations. As part of a global movement, there are other forms if international support provided by The Salvation Army Australia that are not reflected here. For more about tax deductibility, please click here. 

About Community Development

Our community development  programs seek to identify and address the unique needs of the communities we serve. In addressing the root causes of poverty, together we can empower children, women and men to break the perpetuating cycle of poverty and build self-sustainable communities. 

We are committed to holistic community development programs and  projects focused on addressing five key areas, which align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):

  1. Economic Empowerment (SDGs 1,2 & 8)
  2. Health (SDGs 3 & 6)
  3. Education and child rights (SDG 4)
  4. Climate justice and Environment (SDGs 13 & 15)
  5. Reducing inequalities and promoting justice (SDGs 5,10 & 16)

Mission Support

To maximise the effectiveness of community development programs and projects, our geographic focus is on countries that are, or have been, Salvation Army Partners in Mission - a name given to territories that have been linked by The International Salvation Army.  Although we have a strong focus on community development, we also support the advancement of the evangelical mission of The Salvation Army overseas, with non-tax deductible funding.

How we work

The overall goal is to increase the number of communities who are moving towards the alleviation of poverty. Our focus is to work alongside communities every step of the way; from the process of ascertaining their needs to project delivery and self-sustainability. 

We believe it is paramount to provide tools for sustainable programs and projects, to educate people and empower them to achieve their full potential, thus breaking the cycle of poverty. We realise this is not easily achieved, but believe that as we establish relationships with individuals and communities in partnership with our donors, we will see a much greater impact.

We serve without discrimination and share the Gospel where welcome. We are prompted by God’s love for us and the acknowledgement that all people are created in His image. So we place value and dignity upon humanity.

SAID supports community development and capacity building by working in partnership with communities in Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

SAID implements community development projects in our strategic focus countries, which include:

  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Tanzania
  • India
  • Pakistan
  • Myanmar
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Papua New Guinea

A majority of our development work is through local corps (Salvation Army churches) and managed by an in-country project officer.

The Theory of Change (ToC) helps us achieve our vision by providing measurable outcomes and a framework to guide our practices, operations and values. Click here to learn more.

Where do the funds go?

Funds raised from the gift catalogue and sponsorship will be used to deliver the programs. Every gift purchased through Salvos Gifts empowers communities to lift themselves out of poverty. The cost to implement each project varies. Therefore, when a project is fully funded, we direct excess funding to projects of a similar nature. This ensures the needs of the communities you support are met and that they have ownership of the project.


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