We define poverty as the absence of sufficient resources to secure basic human needs, coupled with an inability to affect change in one’s life. Together with partners sharing our vision, we will facilitate peoples’ efforts to cross the poverty line. People living in poverty lack opportunities and self-esteem. We will facilitate change through creating opportunities for the poor to meet material needs and utilise their talents for value-based development. Our approach is a participatory process of change for peoples’ empowerment.
Our two most important tools are education and microfinance. By providing people with knowledge and skills, the possibility to save and access to small loans, we give them the ladder leading out of poverty. But the poor have to climb it themselves.
This is what we call ‘Help for self-help’.
A world free from poverty.
To eradicate poverty.
Main sectors of operation
- Capacity building with emphasis on partners
- Education with emphasis on children at risk
- Microfinance with emphasis on women