How we do it

The company’s values are summarised in the phrase “Expertise, with integrity, for Christ”.

More practically, we subscribe to Robert Lupton’s Oath for Compassionate Service¹:

  1. We will never do for others what they have (or could have) the capacity to do for themselves.
  2. We will limit one-way giving to emergency situations.
  3. We will seek ways to empower through employment, lending, and investing, using grants sparingly to reinforce achievements.
  4. We will subordinate self-interest to the needs of those being served.
  5. We will listen closely to those we seek to help, especially to what is not being said – unspoken feelings may contain essential clues to effective service.
  6. Above all, to the best of our ability, we will aim to do no harm.

 

 

 

¹from his book Toxic Charity, HarperOne, 2011, p. 128, personalised