ADB Foundation for Human Advancement Helping people discover & develop their potential

Featured Project

Rice Planting Rice Planting

The Nsanje Agricultural Project Malawi, Southeast Africa

Life is incredibly difficult for a large segment of the population of the African nation of Malawi. Considered among the world’s least developed nations, poverty-stricken Malawi is a place in which:

  • Every five seconds a child dies from hunger-related causes.
  • Long periods of drought and frequent natural disasters are the order of the day.
  • HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death among adults.
  • Over one million children have been orphaned.

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"What drives me is a desire to see people discover, develop & fulfill their God-given potential." Rev. Dr. Austin J. de Bourg, Founder

Our Vision

A world where anyone, anywhere can fulfill their God-given potential.

Our Mission

To provide opportunities worldwide for human advancement through the meeting of basic human needs, the elimination of poverty and human suffering, and greater access to education, training and employment.

Our Values

We believe that human advancement must take into account the needs of the whole person: spiritual, social, mental and physical.


A lifetime of psychological trauma from being abandoned by both parents as a child left Theresa tormented and broken. The love and support of a stranger-turned-father-figure brought her restoration and gave her the opportunities she needed.

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The challenges of life for this young Christian minister were many: poverty, religious opposition and the inherent strugglesof life. Providentially, someone came along and invested in his life and ministry, bringing the needed change.

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ADFHA: Helping people discover & develop their potential