Our new name – Action on Poverty

We’re thrilled to announce that we have a new name that better reflects who we are and what we do: Action on Poverty.

Did you know our former name, AFAP, stands for the Australian Foundation for the Peoples of Asia and the Pacific? No? We’re not surprised! The old name was too long, confusing and forgettable, and left out all the incredible work we do in Africa.

Our new name is much simpler, explains our mission and doesn’t limit us to the regions in which we currently work.

Although we have a new name, our mission remains the same: helping people lift themselves out of poverty. Since 1968, we’ve been working with local partners – first in the South Pacific and now in 22 countries in Africa and Asia too – to help poor and vulnerable communities make positive changes in food security, health care and more.

Please contact us if you have any questions about our name change.

Action on Poverty

Action on Poverty