Experience long has shown that indiscriminately throwing money at needy situations … even seemingly legitimate situations … can result in unsatisfactory results at best, or "disasters" at worst. To keep our focus and increase the likelihood of meaningful change we rely on a clearly articulated statement of principles to guide our work. Accordingly, we:

• Emphasize Education for Girls

• Provide hands-on Coaching for Sustainability

• Comply with theIstanbul Principles

• EnsureReligiousInclusion

We are inspired by the words of Lao Tzu:

• Learn from the people

• Plan with the people

• Begin with what they know

• Build on what they are doing

• Of the best leaders, when the task is accomplished ...

The people will say "We have done it ourselves"