Neutrality – We ‘re officially and publicly neutral on political issues.
Respectful of the Individual – We take direction from the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.
Respectful of other Cultures – We respect the innate worth of other cultures and wherever possible preserve and/or strengthen non-harmful traditions and livelihoods.
Non-sectarian & non-discriminatory – No beneficiary is excluded on sectarian, discriminatory, or religious grounds.
Priority to Human Need – In selecting aid projects, first priority is given to human need and potential for building capacity of local entity.
Accountability – We adhere to high standards of accountability to both donor and beneficiary.
Voluntarism – We value and seek to foster the spirit of voluntarism and commitment.
Creativity & Professionalism – International development is both a science and art. Both gifts to humanity are encouraged and strengthened.