Building the Future

INA provides those passionate about eradicating global poverty an International Development Platform through which you can be informed and involved.  


Our Vision

A just world where all people are treated equally to reach their God-given potential.

Our Mission

We are committed to building innovative partnerships for community well-being and empowering women and children in our work.


What We Do

Global poverty is a complex problem. 

INA, accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), was founded in 1974 to solve that problem, and is a social development goals platform, a window into the world we want to create. It is both:

An information platform through which everyone can be deeply immersed in learning about the whole world and issues that humans are facing, and

 An action platform that provides attractive and effective ways to be part of the solution, not only through INA’s fully accredited development work, but also in their everyday life choices through ethical consumerism and spreading the word.

We currently work in 8 countries in these 4 focus areas: Education, Health, Women’s Empowerment and Sustainable Livelihoods.

INA works with in-country partners to extend our reach beyond our own boundaries and ensure our projects are locally led, locally driven and appropriate to the historical, cultural and social context.


Our Impact (2018/19)

82 Community Managed Savings and Credit Association (COMSCA) and 16 Self-Help Groups formed (with around 1,798 participants). Groups are saving, giving out loans and distributing share outs.

 10 Farmers Organisations including 2,055 farmers (with 65% being women) are operating.

1,445 farmers (60% women) are adopting improved agriculture practices and animal management to improve their livelihoods.

1,605 parents gained knowledge about Child Protection and Child Rights.

29 Child Champions are working to safeguard children against child abuse.

1,123 parents attended campaigns about the importance of quality education for boys and girls, and 26 schools were supported with materials.

6,684 children have been enrolled and supported in their education, health and well-being.

51,439 women and girls participated in safe motherhood and health awareness.

8,251 school students participated in Health and Child Clubs.



We are a child safe organisation committed to protecting children and promoting child well-being through our work.

We are Christian

We are motivated by the example of Jesus, reaching out to the poor, marginalised and oppressed of the world.

We are a voice for the poor, the disadvantaged and the oppressed

We advocate for just actions that bring positive change to the lives of the poor.

We value and respect people of all ages, gender, race and creed

We do not discriminate against any person but treat all equally and with dignity.

We are stewards of natural, human and financial resources

We are transparent and accountable, at all times striving to maximise our impact and effectiveness.

We are committed to empowering local communities

We promote self-reliance and community ownership; participation that is both inclusive and genuine.

We demonstrate integrity and commitment

We are ethical and passionate about meaningful and quality partnerships, both in Australia and abroad.

our Executive Team

Pam Winstanley

Pam Winstanley

Finance Manager/Interim CEO

Pam is a CPA accountant who has worked as a Finance Manager and CFO in various industries including Not for Profits as well as Commercial and Retail industries. Pam has a proven track record of being able to develop and implement efficiencies and procedures for timely and accurate financial and management reporting. Pam also has proven people skills and expertise in IT. Pam is committed to motivating staff to consistently achieve goals and meet deadlines.

Phearak Svay

Phearak Svay

Manager International Programs

Mr. Phearak Svay is an interim International Program Manager at International Needs Australia (INA). He oversees INA’s relief and development programs across eight countries in Asia and Africa. Before joining INA, he worked with Singapore-based Asia P3 Hub as Senior Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) and Partnership Advisor where he built and managed multi-sector partnerships across Asia and the Pacific. Phearak has been in the NGO sector for over 27 years, having worked with large organisations such as Save the Children and World Vision in Australia and overseas.

Phearak holds a Masters degree in Integrated Water Management from the University of Queensland, Australia and a Bachelor degree in Education from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Meet THE Team

Back Row: Jenny Nicholls, Krystal Navez-John, Pam Winstanley, Amanda Southwell, Corlien Heijnen

Front Row: Catherine Middleton, Serene Tan, Phearak Svay, Olivia McLardie-Hore, Preeti Anand

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