Quiz for a Cause – it’s no trivial matter, but it is trivia – Tuesday 7 October, 7pm

AFAP Action on Poverty and Gilroys Hotel have joined forces to help you take on the world’s development challenges – one question at a time.

Did you see our partner Bairo Pite featured on ABC’s Foreign Correspondent?

Help the children of East Timor get better access to free health care by supporting the amazing work of Bairo Pite Clinic

Would you like to use your skills and experience to volunteer in a developing country?

We are looking for a volunteer Inclusive Business and Development Officer for a one year opportunity at our Vietnam office. LEARN MORE

Donate today and help us save 1,000 babies from HIV

We have already helped to deliver 84 healthy HIV-free babies at our maternal waiting home. With your help we can stop the spread of HIV from mother to child. DONATE NOW

People living with HIV/AIDS deserve to live with dignity

AFAP works to provide job training, health care, and education to those living with HIV/AIDS


AFAP is an independent secular, not-for-profit, fully accredited Australian non-government organisation (NGO) that was founded in 1968 and incorporated in the state of NSW in 1983. Our mission is to be a leading agent for poverty alleviation through innovative and appropriate community-based development. We work directly with local partners that are independent agencies employing local professionals with considerable experience, local knowledge and skill through-out the Pacific, Asia and Africa. Our partners are well-established NGOs in their own right and have excellent working relations with respective local governments. These on-going partnerships demonstrate a commitment to shared values and agreement on effective and workable management, administration, and communication protocols, under-pinned by policies which are in line with DFAT requirements.

Through our unique approach to development AFAP aims to strengthen and empower local NGOs and community groups in developing countries so that they can better meet their own aspirations, and to support Australian groups through our Partnership Program to provide innovative opportunities and professional support to Australians who want to become directly involved in sustainable international development programs. Explore our site, learn more about our work and find all the ways you can get involved!


Our partner Bairo Pite Clinic provides free health care in East Timor

August 12, 2014

AFAP Action on Povery and Bairo Pite Clinic work in partnership to deliver much needed free health care in Timor Leste (East Timor).
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AFAP’s opportunity: Inclusive Business Program Officer

July 23, 2014

AFAP Vietnam is currently seeking a qualified, highly motivated candidate who is ready to undertake a long-term commitment to the not-for-profit sector, for the position of Inclusive Business Program Officer, to commence in mid August 2014. The position is to manage program in the assigned areas and provide technical assistance on inclusive business to program team and local partners to ensure timely and effective project implementation, reporting, donor liaison and activity planning.
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