As a faith-based Christian organization we seek to adhere to biblical teaching, evaluating our work and attitudes in its light. Consequently we aspire to the following values.
All people, being made in the image of God, are of equal value and worth. Therefore, we are committed to working with poor people and communities, supporting them as they strive to meet their basic needs, overcome injustice and fulfil their God-given potential. In so doing we are committed to fully acknowledging the integrity, worth and initiative of those who are oppressed by poverty in all our educational and fundraising activities.
We are committed to work with people in the context of family, community and environment, with concern for their spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
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We are committed to live justly, according to biblical principles. We recognise this has radical implications for the way we manage resources, and requires our willingness to speak and act on behalf of the powerless and marginalized.
Recognising our dependence upon God, we acknowledge the need to be earnest in prayer, not only regarding our work but also that of our partners.
We are committed to partnership based on good relationships with our partners, supporters and colleagues, showing humility and integrity in our dealings with others.
We are committed to making it possible for supporters, volunteers, staff and members to fully and effectively participate in and shape key aspects of our work.
We are committed to work with partners, supporters, co-workers and volunteers in a professional manner. We will strive for excellence, encouraging creativity and innovation.
We are committed to learning from others in humility, and will seek to respond well to constructive criticism, and the changing needs of those we serve.
We are committed to working with other organisations in a spirit of collaboration rather than competition, locally, nationally and internationally.
We are accountable to God for our use of time and resources. We are accountable to our partners, members and supporters, striving to be honest, trustworthy and transparent. We are committed to making what we do consistent with what we say.
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