Our Core Values

We believe in the inherent dignity, goodness, and competence of people to create just and peaceful communities. All people, regardless of religion, race, or ethnicity, should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have a voice in the decisions that affect them.

We believe a strategic commitment to funding that takes into account the complexity and long term nature of peacebuilding as well as the multiple activities required to constructively transform protracted conflicts over an extended period, and  focuses on conflict prevention and sustaining reconciliation, is the most effective way to support, implement, and sustain the building of an infrastructure for peace over the long term.

We believe that targeted micro-lending and structured assistance that develops business at the grassroots level, rather than seemingly unlimited aid or short-term projects, develops a sense of success, pride, and accomplishment in overall area development and creates “buy in” for those who are key to stability and overall growth.