Outreach Aid to the Americas / ECHOCuba

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Outreach Aid to the Americas is a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving vulnerable communities in Central America and the Caribbean through relief assistance, development programs, and freedom of religion or belief advocacy.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Outreach Aid to the Americas
PO Box 546135
Miami, FL 33154

Website: oaausa.org

Phone: 305-884-0441

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 650510432

CEO/President: Dr. Teo A Babun

Chairman: Frank Allcorn IV

Board size: 9

Founder: Dr. Teo A Babun

Ruling year: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


Vision: Be a faith-based organization of excellence responding to the needs of the most vulnerable people and communities in Latin America.

Mission statement

Outreach Aid to the Americas' mission is to effectively mobilize resources and partners for relief & preparedness, advocacy, and sustainable development. We aim to help vulnerable communities by feeding the hungry, standing beside the broken, teaching them new skills, securing peace, and advocating for freedoms.

Statement of faith

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating30 of 10975 of 84
Fund acquisition rating60 of 10993 of 84
Resource allocation rating185 of 109912 of 84
Asset utilization rating51 of 10977 of 84

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$109,137$83,188$67,814$1,069$70,139
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$1,166,769$538,575$342,519$182,901$88,069
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$13,995$1,113$4,364$9,702$14,129
Other long-term assets$7,109$7,837$7,837$7,837$7,681
Total long-term assets$21,104$8,950$12,201$17,539$21,810
Total assets$1,187,873$547,525$354,720$200,440$109,879
Payables and accrued expenses$129,623$98,891$61,452$50,750$48,776
Other current liabilities$0$0$26,211$9,835$0
Total current liabilities$129,623$98,891$87,663$60,585$48,776
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$172,310$0$0$6,874
Total long-term liabilities$500,000$172,310$0$0$6,874
Total liabilities$629,623$271,201$87,663$60,585$55,650
Net assets20212020201920182017
Without donor restrictions$558,250$272,740$189,057$9,113$54,229
With donor restrictions$0$3,584$78,000$130,742$0
Net assets$558,250$276,324$267,057$139,855$54,229
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$7,695,420$4,937,697$6,157,451$3,573,743$4,672,395
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0$0$20
Other revenue$6,937$24,535$56,855$5,203$6,344
Total other revenue$6,937$24,535$56,855$5,203$6,364
Total revenue$7,702,357$4,962,232$6,214,306$3,578,946$4,678,759
Program services$6,914,497$4,796,889$5,723,191$3,078,943$4,526,781
Management and general$503,255$142,593$312,801$394,952$136,156
Total expenses$7,420,431$4,952,965$6,058,156$3,493,320$4,684,794
Change in net assets20212020201920182017
Surplus (deficit)$281,926$9,267$156,150$85,626($6,035)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$281,926$9,267$156,150$85,626($6,035)


Dr Teo A Babun JrPresident$189,027

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2021

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/30/2022. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Our organization was founded in 1994 as EchoCuba by our CEO, Dr. Teo Babun, and a group of North American Christians. Our initial goal was to support the church in Cuba, a country whose political and economic conditions impede the growth and development of the faith community.

EchoCuba grew into a prominent non-profit organization, demonstrating the ability to work in the difficult on-island setting. However, our growth did not stop at Cuba as we expanded our focus to the needs of vulnerable groups in the rest of the Caribbean and Central America. Our organization's name was later changed to Outreach Aid to the Americas to reflect the larger geographical area where we now work.

Over the next 26 years the scope of our work also expanded to new areas of need: disaster preparedness, post-disaster recovery and humanitarian relief; broad-based community development; entrepreneurship and small business development; civil society strengthening; and human rights advocacy through the promotion of freedom of religion, expression and assembly.

OAA's program expansion has relied on a network of collaborating partners in the U.S. and in the countries in which we work. Many of our joint efforts have focused on the development of faith-based organizations (FBOs) which OAA supports to advocate and provide essential services for the most vulnerable members of their communities. OAA's technical assistance and donations are often complemented by FBO basic infrastructure, such as warehouses, for on-site work such as distribution of donated relief goods. With OAA's investment in long-term capacity building of the FBOs, the partnership achieves not only short-term results, but also lasting, sustainable impacts.

EchoCuba, which started as the primary organization, is today but just one of the initiatives of Outreach Aid to the Americas, which also includes our Community and Port Resiliency Program (C-PReP), Americas Relief Team and Explore International.

Below are some key events during OAA's history of working for the communities and individuals in need in Latin America and the Caribbean:

1994: We were founded as EchoCuba by a group of North American Christians to support the emerging independent Cuban church.

2004: We Introduced "Business in a Box" and "P.A.I.L.S. 4 Haiti" as self-employment initiatives and effective tools for reconstruction and development.

2008: We carried out our first disaster relief response (117,000 victims assisted) after hurricanes Gustav and Ike, Cuba's worst natural disasters in history.

2014: We partnered with Feed My Starving Children, Mathew 25 Ministries, and Feeding the Nations to provide over 4 million pre-packaged meals to persecuted individuals, vulnerable children, pregnant women, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

2019: We collaborated with the Red Cross, USAID and Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to distribute trailer-mounted diesel generator sets in the Bahamas islands following the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian

Program accomplishments

2021 Impact

16 food containers distributed in Cuba, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti and Venezuela

4,354,560 pre-packaged meals distributed. Giving food is our stabilizing platform to development.

1,657 youths trained in Leadership Development

5,700 people received equipment, books, and Bibles

181,440 people received food and relief aid

354 port staff and personnel trained in disaster preparedness

25 community leaders trained in small business and entrepreneurship programs

10,328 people engaged in human rights and freedom of religion


Our work is made possible by the donations of people like you. 85% of donations go directly into programs that feed and care for the hungry and the vulnerable.