Who We Are

JDA was established in Uzbekistan in 1993 after the breakup of the Soviet Union to challenge and equip emerging Central Asian nations to build a foundation for the future, both to meet the needs of their people, land and give them opportunity to enrich other nations with the strengths and the resources that their people, land and culture have to offer.

JDA's objective is to assist in the transformational development of local communities by helping initiate and implement projects in areas of agriculture development, clean water, poverty alleviation, infrastructure development, community health education and emergency aid and relief. We believe each person has unique creative abilities to make a difference in their lives, in their families, in their communities and in their nation, and we seek to empower these individuals and communities to tap into this creative potential by facilitating community projects through organizational and technical support.