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: info@oaausa.org

Organization details

EIN: 650510432

CEO/President: Dr. Teo A Babun

Chairman: Frank Allcorn IV

Board size: 10

Founder: Dr. Teo A Babun

Year founded: 1995

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2007


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 rating15 of 8445 of 70
Fund acquisition rating64 of 8448 of 70
Resource allocation rating115 of 84413 of 70
Asset utilization rating17 of 8444 of 70

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$67,814$1,069$70,139$38,673$34,005
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$342,519$182,901$88,069$93,566$99,010
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$4,364$9,702$14,129$18,957$4,205
Other long-term assets$7,837$7,837$7,681$9,591$2,850
Total long-term assets$12,201$17,539$21,810$28,548$7,055
Total assets$354,720$200,440$109,879$122,114$106,065
Payables and accrued expenses$61,452$50,750$48,776$15,105$2,204
Other current liabilities$26,211$9,835$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$87,663$60,585$48,776$15,105$2,204
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$6,874$46,745$3,008
Total long-term liabilities$0$0$6,874$46,745$3,008
Total liabilities$87,663$60,585$55,650$61,850$5,212
Net assets20192018201720162015
Temporarily restricted$0$130,742$0$0$73,332
Permanently restricted$0$0$0$0$0
Net assets$267,057$139,855$54,229$60,264$100,853
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$6,157,451$3,573,743$4,672,395$2,273,526$1,035,701
Program service revenue$0$0$0$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$20$48$43
Other revenue$56,855$5,203$6,344$1,500$3,988
Total other revenue$56,855$5,203$6,364$1,548$4,031
Total revenue$6,214,306$3,578,946$4,678,759$2,275,074$1,039,732
Program services$5,723,191$3,078,943$4,526,781$2,131,814$775,214
Management and general$312,801$394,952$136,156$170,990$137,471
Total expenses$6,058,156$3,493,320$4,684,794$2,315,663$926,094
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$156,150$85,626($6,035)($40,589)$113,638
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$156,150$85,626($6,035)($40,589)$113,638


Dr Teo A Babun JrPresident$161,889

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/3/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


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

2019 Impact

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

8,893,920 pre-packaged meals distributed. Giving food is our stabilizing platform to development.

84 youths trained in Leadership Development

100 people received equipment, books, and Bibles

56,290 people received food and relief aid

285 port staff and personnel trained in disaster preparedness

10 community leaders trained in small business and entrepreneurship programs

5,000 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.