Our new name

We’re thrilled to announce that we have a new name that better reflects who we are and what we do: Action on Poverty. Our Vietnam Office, formerly known as AFAP Vietnam or AFAP in Vietnam, has also changed its name to Action on Poverty in Vietnam.

Why change?

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.

Our mission

Together with the name change, we’ve also renewed our mission: to empower local changemakers to break the cycle of poverty in their communities. 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.