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Mission World Aid left the Mission Shed on Old Mt Barker Road in 2013 and are currently operating without a large shed in which to store and sort goods and pack containers.

Who we are
How we send containers of aid
Recognition of our work

Responses from the recipients of our containers

Who we are

Established in South Australia in 1992, Mission World Aid Inc. is a charitable, non profit, non-denominational Christian organisation which sends large shipping containers of relief aid and support for needy communities in developing countries. The organisation is the mercy ministry of the Australian House of Prayer for All Nations and is based in Stirling in Adelaide.

Since 1992, we have sent over 125 shipping containers of aid to 27 nations including many countries in Africa as well as Israel, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, PNG and the Pacific Islands. Gael Harrison is the Aid Administrator in charge of organising the aid program. MWA is staffed solely by volunteers, it has no paid staff, so most of the donations go into sending containers of aid.

Details of the MWA Board are available here.

The following Mission World Aid policies are available here:
Complaints policy
Volunteers policy

Mission World Aid was founded by Jenny Hagger AM to show Christian compassion for the poor and needy of the world. Her inspiration for this ministry came from Matthew 25:35:

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me … What you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.

As well as the aid, the sewing machines, computers, typewriters and even bicycles that we send contribute to the micro economies of the communities by providing people with a way to earn a living.

african woman Remember ...
Christ has no body on earth but yours;
Yours are the only hands with which He can do His work;
Yours are the only feet with which He can go about the world;
Yours are the only eyes through which His compassion can shine forth upon a troubled world.

Teresa of Avila
Together we can touch a hurting world with the love of Jesus by practically offering support where it is needed.

Sent with love by the people of Australia

The work of Mission World Aid is carried out by a team of volunteers and no salaries are paid to anyone. It is not supported by any particular denomination or group of people but from a wide section of the community. The Board of Mission World Aid Inc meet regularly to pray and discuss every aspect of our work. There is a strong sense of trust and unity for which we praise God.

Click here for details of the Board of Mission World Aid
Click here for Newsletters and Annual Reports of Mission World Aid
Click here regarding the development of Mission World Aid
Click here for information about the Mission World Aid team

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Since 1992, Mission World Aid has lovingly sorted and carefully packed and sent nearly 100 shipping containers of aid to twenty four nations. These have materially assisted well over 100,000 people in these developing nations. "We feel the love of Jesus" is a common response of the recipients. If you would like to be a supporter of this vital work click here.

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Destinations of Mission World Aid Containers 1992 - 2013

Mission World Aid Inc. is a member of the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) and abides by the ACFID Code of Conduct. Click here for the Code.

ACFID is an independent association of Australian non-profit aid & development agencies.

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How Mission World Aid Sends Containers of Aid

Compared with many other aid organisations, Mission World Aid is only a small group, but nevertheless is doing a fruitful task in helping to relieve poverty in the developing world and through assisting hospitals, medical and dental clinics and schools to develop. MWA works with overseas partners on the ground who itemise their requirements for aid from MWA. These partners are very aware of the responsibility and standard we require of them in distributing the aid, resulting in healthy and long term partnerships.

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A MWA container arrives at Mbeya in Tanzania

Mission World Aid has feedback reports from its overseas partners. MWA requires that all recipients report details of the aid distribution. The forms are signed by the senior partner of the recipient organisation and countersigned by a senior official from a separate organisation e.g. World Vision, or a government official. In this way MWA can vouch for the integrity and accountability of the work. MWA requests feedback from Australians who have visited the organisations with whom it has partnered, and team members also visit from time to time.
Click here for responses of our recipients

Click here for details of sending containers

Click here for more about our overseas partners.

Aid is sent to needy people of all ethnicities and religious beliefs e.g. aid to Israel is distributed to both Jews and Arabs. MWA aims to alleviate suffering at grass root levels where there is the most need. In sending aid MWA does not seek to be condescending towards the poor in other nations but to respect them in their struggle against tyranny and corruption, poverty and famine, disaster and injustice.

The work of MWA is non-denominational and is carried out by a team of volunteers using leased premises at Aldgate for the collection, sorting and packing of humanitarian aid. There are no salaried positions – apart from minor administrative expenses, virtually every dollar donated is directed towards the purchasing of aid and sending of the shipping containers.

The objectives of MWA include:

  • Working for the relief of poverty, disease and illiteracy among the peoples of the world;
  • Gaining financial and other assistance for sending containers of aid;
  • Linking with missionaries and other organisations in countries and working with them in specific projects such as equipping a hospital in Vietnam or the Philippines;
  • Providing tools, equipment and information to assist the training of people and development of skills

Click here for the detailed objectives.

Aid to Aboriginal Communities

Mission World Aid has been very mindful of the plight and poverty of Australia’s indigenous people and has sent considerable aid to many settlements across South Australia and other States. Click here for more details.
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Mission Shop

To help support the work of Mission World Aid we operate a second-hand shop in Aldgate in the Adelaide Hills. The shop is just west of the Aldgate Post Office and is staffed by a group of volunteers. Click here for details.

Awards and Milestones
60th celebration

Since 1995 Mission World Aid and Jenny Hagger have received various awards and achieved numerous milestones including recognition by the Stirling District Council and the Rotary Club of Stirling.

In August 2005 a celebration of the 60th container was held, attended by Hon Alexander Downer MP, Member for Mayo and Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Hon Isobel Redmond, Member for Heysen in the South Australian Parliament. Both addressed the gathering, commending Mission World Aid for its vision and perseverance in the work.

In 2007 the Rotary Club of Stirling presented Jenny Hagger and Gael Harrison, the Aid Administrator, with their annual award for community service.

In the June 2008 Queen's Birthday awards, Jenny Hagger was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) "for services to the community, particularly through executive roles with the House of Prayer for All Nations - Adelaide and Mission World Aid."

Hon Alexander Downer MP, MWA Chairman Anthony Moore,
Jenny Hagger and Hon Isobel Redmond MPat the 60th
Container Celebrations in 2005. Since then we have
more than doubled the number of containers sent to 125.

Click here to read about the development of Mission World Aid
Click here for information about the containers sent and process involved in sending them
Click here for statistics of the containers sent
Click here to see Mission World Aid newsletters
and Annual Reports

Mission World Aid website prepared by Andrew Lothian and released 4 July 2009. Latest update 20 October 2015

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me … What you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me. Matthew 25:35
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