A unique approach
Children live in families, in communities, in countries. We work on every level to achieve our goal of child well being from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face.
Our local staff members begin working in a community by asking a lot of questions - finding out what problems the community and especially the children see.
We love the way Jesus cared for the poor and oppressed, the way he showed us how to listen to children, and how to look out for widow and orphans.
Some organizations focus in on just one issue. Not us. When we address the root causes of poverty and injustice in a community, we design integrated programs that address every piece of the puzzle.
Some organizations come in for a few years and leave when funding runs out. Not us. Addressing the root causes of poverty requires a marathon, not a sprint.
When our work began in 1950, our approach was basic. We provided food and shelter for children in orphanages through child sponsorship. Over the years, we’ve learned the complexity of finding long-term, meaningful solutions to poverty.
We work in the most difficult contexts, in some of the poorest countries. But we believe in children. And when we partner with children and families, we can help them transform their communities.
Measuring the progress of our development work toward community change is essential.
â€¢ We design each program to measure specific indicators to track our progress toward child well-being.
â€¢ We measure where things are at the start by carrying out a baseline survey.
â€¢ We look at how each community is doing in relation to other communities and the rest of the country.
â€¢ We monitor progress along the way.