Transformation is the change from a condition of human existence contrary to God's purposes to one in which people are able to enjoy a flourishing life in harmony with God
What is Poverty?
HOW WE DEFINE POVERTY DETERMINES the way we engage our work
We believe that poverty isn’t just a lack of material things – it’s rooted in broken relationships with God, self, others, and the rest of creation.
While the symptoms of material poverty – a lack of food, clothing, or shelter – look very similar, different types of poverty actually require very different forms of poverty alleviation.
The poor are poor largely because they live in networks of relationships that do not work for their well-being. Their relationships with others are often oppressive and disempowering as a result of the non-poor “playing god” in the lives of the poor.
Our goal is to fight poverty at its core. That's why we believe in an approach called Transformational Development.
Education as a means to transformation must seek positive change in the whole of human life materially, socially, and spiritually. Our work seeks to reach deeply into the root of the problem of poverty. Our goal is to bring about abundance, empowerment, service, and character into the economic, social, political, and spiritual aspects of the poor and disenfranchised people's lives everywhere.