GAiN – Global Aid Network
Revealing Hope. Restoring Life.
GAiN (Global Aid Network) helps to reveal hope and restore life through relief and development initiatives for people living in crisis and injustice. Their mission is to demonstrate the love of God, in word and deed.
GAiN’s mission is to demonstrate the love of God, in word and deed.
Since beginning in 1998, they have mobilized resources to help people in over 47 countries around the world through three different focus areas.
Water for Life Initiative
Providing deep-capped water wells in villages desperate for safe water and the Living Water.
Women and Children
Redeeming, restoring and reconciling women and children to their right place in society.
Relief and Development
Restoring people’s hope and dignity by breaking the chains of oppression, injustice and calamity.
Demonstrating God’s Love and Compassion
Sharing the transforming message of God’s love is foundational to their work and is a guiding principle for all activities. They remain impartial and non-discriminant in the delivery of aid, but they desire that communities will hear about God’s love.
Their projects are not about quick wins, but rather about long-term successes. They want to ensure that the benefits of their work last over time and allow local communities to develop their own unique economies in a sustainable manner, without becoming dependent.
Empowering the Local Church
They intentionally promote the local church as a key partner and allow it to be seen as the centre for community development. Word and deed is intentionally integrated into all they do.
Developing Indigenous Ownership
They value the idea of locals helping locals. Their humanitarian work benefits the local economy and avoids being colonial.
Promoting Sustainable Development
They constantly research and employ the best practices in their programs to ensure success over time and provide long-lasting benefits. Their desire is that their intervention would serve as a catalyst for communities to flourish. They strive to avoid dependency on them or aid in general.