How we work

We partner with local Christian organisations to be love in communities with high levels of poverty. Our Christian partners help people to see the full future God intends for them, equipping them to pursue this future for themselves.

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Partnering with local Christian organisations

We choose to partner with local organisations because they are the best qualified to identify the challenges that can face projects in their own communities.

We choose to partner with Christian organisations because, like us, they are motivated by God’s call to be love. As Christian partners they share our Biblically framed understanding of the better future God intends for people living in poverty.

We provide our Christian partners with financial support, accountability and training, and help them to grow in effectiveness as agents of change in their communities. In doing so, we learn from our Christian partners, adding to our own knowledge of good development in the process.

We currently have 38 Christian partners working across 17 countries.

Why we work with communities

Poverty leaves people hungry, malnourished, uneducated, excluded, dispossessed, and susceptible to disease and early death. While the effects of poverty are felt by individuals, lasting solutions involve whole communities. That’s why your support helps to fund work that inspires people to act together and create the full future God intends for them.

Our Christian partners start by facilitating the creation of community-based organisations. Community members are resourced and trained to take collective action. They identify the root causes of poverty in their community, and they make and carry out plans to overcome them by drawing on their strengths.

By sowing into projects which build leadership and capacity at a grassroots level, you are helping to ensure that the impact made lasts well beyond the duration of the project itself.

We partner with 38 local organisations in 17 countries

We work in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands
Middle East
We work in Lebanon.
Southeast Asia
We work in Cambodia, Malaysia, and Philippines.
South Asia
We work in Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
We work in Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia
Disaster-affected countries
We respond to disasters in Asia Pacific, Asia, Middle East and more
Who we work with



Baptist World Aid Australia, as a member of the Transform Aid International group, is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and a compliant signatory to ACFID’s Code of Conduct. The Code requires members to meet high standards of corporate governance, public accountability, and financial management.

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Baptist World Aid Australia, as a member of the Transform Aid International group, is fully accredited by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. We meet their stringent standards in financial, reporting and project requirements, and access appropriate grants for work to end poverty.

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Integral Alliance

Integral is a global alliance of 23 Christian relief and development agencies, working together to present a more effective response to poverty worldwide. Integral’s goal is to see holistic transformation for more people living in poverty, through providing collaborative opportunities for its Members in the areas of Disaster Management and Collaboration and Innovation.

Integral Members work in 85 countries, across 40 sectors, and work through over 600 partners.

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Australian Baptist Ministries

Australian Baptist Ministries is the national body of Australian Baptist Churches through which state and territory unions and local churches partner together in national ministries.

Baptist World Aid Australia is the aid and development agency for Australian Baptist Ministries (previously the Baptist Union of Australia) and operates as an independent association with its own Board, directors and staff.

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The Church Agencies Network (CAN) is made up of eleven Church-based international development agencies. While each agency operates independently, CAN is an opportunity for member organisations to collaborate, sharing experience and resources, and widening their individual reach. All eleven members are DFAT accredited and are signatories of the ACFID code of conduct.

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The Church Agencies Network – Disaster Operations (CAN DO) is a sub-group of CAN, comprising eight of its eleven agencies. CAN DO was formed in 2015, as a means of strengthening and better coordinating its member agency work in disaster and humanitarian crises. It is approved to participate with DFAT and some of Australia’s leading humanitarian agencies in the Humanitarian Partnership Agreement.

Baptist World Aid Australia has been a member of CAN DO since it was formed, having played a leadership role in its formation.

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