Our Values

Our values: an uncompromising belief in justice

Human dignity

We respect the immeasurable value of every human life. Today inequality denies millions of people the chance to enjoy life in its fullness. We will purposefully work to enhance human dignity, so that everyone has access to the resources they need to become providers for their families, employees, churches, and communities.

Social justice

Everyone has the right to food, education, health, a secure livelihood, and the benefits of community life. We will help our clients to reclaim those rights through earning a living, which can protect them against calamity and build confidence in their capacity to choose their own futures.

Solidarity

As fellow-citizens of one world, we will walk alongside our clients to listen to their concerns and work as partners with them as they act to improve their lives. At the international level, we will join, as members of the ACT Alliance, with other organizations to call for an end to the global structures and policies that perpetuate poverty and exclusion.

Participation

All men and women have a right to shape their own destinies. In our work we will support vulnerable and marginalized groups. However as women, girls, and young people are disproportionately affected by poverty, we will specifically target initiatives that promote their participation and leadership in the economic, social, and political decisions which shape their lives.

Good stewardship

We will be responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us, fully accountable and transparent in the way we do business. We will be systematic in evaluating progress and professional in managing our funds so they grow profitably to the benefit of our clients.

One movement

We will join hands across our organization to create a truly global network committed to one mission, vision, and set of values. We are committed to enriching the impact of ECLOF International’s work through the sharing of resources, knowledge, and experiences. The whole will be greater than the sum of its parts. We will integrate and streamline our operations to make better use of the collective wisdom and resources of our global family, take greater responsibility for our own actions, and grow to meet the increasing needs of our clients.