About Us

Our Purpose

To serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

Our Motto

Justice. Compassion. Love.


ADRA is the global humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church—part of the 20-million strong Adventist community, with hundreds of thousands of churches globally and the world’s largest integrated healthcare and education network.

ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals in more than 118 countries – regardless of their ethnicity, political affiliation, gender, or religious association.

By partnering with local communities, organizations, and governments, ADRA is able to deliver culturally relevant programs and build local capacity for sustainable change.

Where ADRA works

ADRA’s work touches millions of lives in more than 118 countries around the world. ADRA’s on the ground approach allows immediate assistance in times of crisis and true partnership with the communities we serve.

In Nepal, ADRA is working with communities in more than 50 Districts across all 7 Provinces; providing Disaster relief, Education support, Health services and counselling, and Livelihood training and farmer support.


Our Leadership

Leighton Fletcher

Country Director

As Country Director, Leighton is responsible for the overall operations, finance, and program management of ADRA in Nepal. 

As a Professional Engineer, he has a strong eye for detail, and many years experience managing multi-disciplinary teams.

Leighton is passionate about raising living standards, effecting change, and bringing hope for the future to the people and communities ADRA serves in Nepal.

Deepa Shrestha

Finance & Administration Director

With more than 19 years of progressive professional experience working with national NGOs/INGOs, Government agency and multilateral agencies, Deepa Shrestha brings experience in leading Finance, Admin HR department and Partner Management and in Fraud investigations. Deepa is a Professional Accountant (ACCA, UK) with an emphasis on Business Analysis and Advanced Audit plus Assurance and holds a Master’s degree in Business with major in Financial Management from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Similarly, she has obtained short term certification on “Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination” and possess wide experience in handling fraud investigation cases.


Ghanshyam Bhatta

Associate Director - Health

He is associate Director of Health.

Kabir Sthapit

Team Leader - Livelihoods

He is Team Leader of Livelihoods.