The Anglican Relief and Development Fund (ARDF) works within the Anglican Communion worldwide to support holistic, community-based projects in the Global South. ARDF works with local Anglican dioceses and parishes to accomplish projects that are approved by a board of Anglican Bishops from around the world and have specific, measurable goals. Through the love of Jesus Christ, ARDF strives to connect those who can provide with those who need through a holistic, high impact, and proven community development approach so that believers are strengthened and encouraged, lives are rescued and made whole, and Christ is glorified.
The Church of the Ascension has supported projects to provide rice huskers in Kisangani, Democratic Republic of Congo to build a vocational training school in Cairo, Egypt for the hearing impaired. Currently, we are supporting a project for safe housing for females completing their education in Tabora, Tanzania. Many college-aged girls who desperately want to finish their education live far from the safety of their villages and parents. Rather than staying in inadequate huts, these girls desperately need affordable, suitable and safe accommodations within Tabora. To meet this need the Anglican Diocese of Tabora will complete the construction of a hostel that will provide affordable and safe accommodations for girls attending college in Tabora.
For more information about this project, please visit the project website.