Key areas of focus
The causes and effects of poverty are complex and often connected. We seek to address some of the world’s biggest challenges in a way that breaks the cycle of suffering and offers communities a secure and fruitful future:
Around the world, we work with individuals and churches to help them speak out on issues of poverty and injustice, and make lifestyle changes that challenge destructive policies and practices.
Church and community
We equip the church to work with the local community, identifying needs and mobilising resources to bring about restoration and transformation.
Disasters and crisis
We work to prevent and respond to the suffering that major disasters cause, to make sure that the most vulnerable people are empowered and supported.
Environment and climate
Climate change threatens to push more people back into poverty if we don’t act fast. To tackle it, we must radically rethink the global economy and live within the limits of our environment.
When conflict breaks out, people in poverty pay the highest price. We provide for people’s immediate needs and stay for the long haul as they rebuild their lives. We support peacebuilders and help to bring reconciliation between different groups in conflict.
Resilience and food security
We help communities build resilience so that they can cope with stresses and shocks. And we support groundbreaking schemes which help communities produce more food in ways that are inexpensive and environmentally sustainable.
We work to empower the most vulnerable people so that they can participate equally in their local economy and increase their income.
Sexual and gender-based violence
We are committed to progressing gender equality and the restoration of relationships between men and women.
Water and sanitation
Breaking free from poverty is impossible without access to clean water and sanitation. We make sure that communities are actively involved in water and sanitation projects, so that they will take ownership of it and see long-term success.