|Mission, Vision, and Values|
Our Mission Statement: To demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ by equipping local churches in southern Africa to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children orphaned by AIDS in their communities.
Our Vision: To empower children orphaned by AIDS and their communities by:
Our Values: Christian, Partnership, Inclusive, Integrity, Stewardship, Servant Leadership, Creativity, Transparency, Sustainability.
Our Model’s 3 Distinctive Traits:
1) Seminary Graduates: We partner with theologically sound, accredited seminaries in southern Africa, then reach out to their graduates to identify the best community leaders in the church across a wide range of denominations.
2) Local Priorities: Each graduate partnering with us identifies gaps in their community, with the help of community & church leaders. They then determine what the church can do, the community can do, and what remains. The church then creates a local orphan care plan using tools created by African pastors.
3) Local Credit: Whenever possible, recipients of care from our funding only know about their local ministry, not about us. This helps limit dependency and creates ownership, as well as accountability. From the start, it also helps position churches to stand on their own after our funding ends.
What we Fund: We fund 4 types of projects in an orphan care plan: a) physical needs (typically school fees, seed/fertilizer, medication, AIDS awareness, home-based care, water, etc.); b) spiritual needs (counseling programs, retreats, VBS activities); c) income generation (brick making, tailoring schools, pre-microfinance grant programs); and d) support systems for the local church (graduate networks to create systems of learning across denominations and tools, such as youth development and farming support)
Our Staff & Volunteer Leadership: Meet our Leadership Team.
Our Board of Directors: Meet our Board.