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

Tom Pignon

Country Director

Tom Pignon joined ADRA Nepal in 2022 as an experienced humanitarian leader with strong interpersonal, strategic and collaborating skills. Tom has worked in the humanitarian space since 2002 with roles across Asia, Africa and Europe. Prior to his current role, he served as Country Director of ADRA Philippines from 2017. Tom has a Bachelor of Science in International Disaster Engineering and Management from Coventry University and a Master of Science in Project Management Practice from Middlesex University, both in the United Kingdom where he and his family are originally from.

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.