The Christian Rural and Urban Development Association of Nigeria (CRUDAN) was formed in 1990,
from two independent Christian organizations (Christian Rural Advisory Council (1965) in the Northern part of Nigeria,
and Christian Rural Fellowship of Nigeria (1953), in the Southern part of Nigeria.
It came about as an effort to meet up with development deficit existing in rural communities in Nigeria, although it has opened up to humanitarian assistance.
It has reached over 1 million beneficiaries across the country through its various projects and offices across 5 zones. (Central, Northeast, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest).