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.