The purpose and vision above are underpinned by the following core values:
The essential equality and dignity of all human beings: We believe that the response to poverty is an issue of justice, not just charity.
Commitment to the whole person: Care will be provided for abused, oppressed and impoverished people in the context of their family, community and environment, with a concern for their spiritual, physical, mental, social and emotional well-being.
Empowering people: We encourage others to make a meaningful response to the injustice of poverty.
Developing meaningful relationships: Our relationships with individuals, organisations and communities are focused on empowering the poor and caring for the environment.
Presenting a positive image of those we serve: We never emotionally manipulate or blackmail the public into giving money through presenting negative images of the global poor or those suffering under oppression.
Commitment to excellence: We strive to provide our partners, supporters and colleagues with an excellent quality of service, in a professional manner. We will pursue improvement in all that we do by encouraging creativity and innovation.
Honesty, trustworthiness and transparency: These three qualities are vital in all that we do. We are dedicated to making what we do consistent with what we say.