What We Believe


  • We believe that the solution to poverty lies within local communities.
  • We believe in investment, not hand-outs.
  • We believe that empowered communities transform nations.
  • We believe in having not only a heart for the poor, but also a mind for the poor so we are positioned to meet needs in ways that do not harm communities.
  • We believe that quality education and training are crucial for eradicating poverty.


  • We believe that all humans are made in the image of God and, therefore, have inherent value and dignity, regardless of nationality, race, gender, social class, or creed. 
  • We believe the needs of the vulnerable must be met intelligently.
  • We believe that the needs of others must be elevated over self-interest. 
  • We believe that culture is a vital aspect of every society that must be acknowledged, celebrated, and respected.


  • We believe that partnership is mutually empowering.
  • We believe collaboration creates opportunities that cannot be created in isolation.
  • We believe that mutual respect, listening, and asking questions are crucial for effective partnerships.
  • We believe that one should never do for others what they can do for themselves.
  • We believe that a long-term commitment fosters trust and strengthens relationships.


  • We believe that individuals in leadership must live lives that are positive examples to others in and out of the workplace.
  • We believe that honesty and integrity are the pillars of a healthy organization.
  • We believe that financial transparency and accountability are key to the integrity of an organization.
  • We believe that all actions, down to the mundane, should respect the inherent dignity of every person.
  • We believe that an organizational culture of passion, kindness, and lightheartedness allows for the most impactful productivity.