Areas of Work: Through the implementation of Relief, Advocacy
and Development key programs & interventions, OAA partners
with local faith-based organizations.
Our partnerships help define how we do things differently. OAA works and
strengthens its local partners to lead sustainable changes in their communities. We
strongly believe that our ministry’s success is hinged on relationships. It's what gives
Key Goals
our work meaning. By working through local partners, OAA has proven to have the
greatest sustainable impact by sharing knowledge, skills, and tools, while ensuring
Provide leadership and
empowerment, capacity building, and addressing real needs of the communities and
organizational capacity to
challenges. OAA has built a strong network of local partners, including faith-based
local faith-based partners.
development partners FBOs) in Latin America and the Caribbean. For 24 years OAA
has strengthened civil society organizations to manage humanitarian aid and
Provide interfaith dialogue
development initiatives for vulnerable populations, including in countries with
and networking opportunities
authoritarian governments such as Cuba. FBOs can be a platform for social
for local faith-based partners
mobilization. Churches bring people together in ways no other organization can.
and North American donors
They are close to the people they serve and foster committed relationships.
and service providers.
We partner with local organizations including FBOs to help vulnerable and
Expand the number of
disadvantaged children and families to alleviate their suffering and improve their
implementing partners for
dignity and quality of life. FBOs play a crucial role in community service delivery,
violence prevention in Central
civil society development, and even political reform that advances democracy. FBOs
provide services that the government cannot, or may not for budgetary reasons, and
are permanently embedded in communities, and offer the best solutions for
Strengthen our relationship
sustainability managing programs for vulnerable youth, elderly & the disabled care,
and build trust with our in-
and others.
kind goods and services
support partners.
Create strategic agreements
for key initiatives with non-
profit and corporate partners
to accomplish our mission.
Recently we strengthened our partnership for humanitarian aid and in-kind support with Feed My Starving Children,
Mathew 25 Ministries, Feeding the Nations, Harvest international, Vitamin Angels, T.E.C.H and ACCORD by
transporting over one million dehydrated meal packs to help meet the needs of people stricken by poverty in the Americas
and as a vehicle to reach people outside the churches.