Our Theory of Change

Poverty is more than a lack of material wealth. It is rooted in injustices-unequal social and political relationships, both locally and at the global level. Poverty is exacerbated by gender based violence and discrimination, exclusion in all forms, conflicts, corruption, poor service delivery and bad governance for the most vulnerable persons such as the children, the poor/illiterate women, the disabled and minorities groups.

We therefore believe that direct poverty alleviation goes hand in hand with fighting unequal and unjust power relationships. This requires the poor and leaders to change attitudes, beliefs, practices, policies and decision making processes. Hence, we build national and global partnerships and deliberately support the vulnerable to discover and use their inherent power to individually or collectively confront power relations that perpetuate margnilisation, injustice, vulnerability, and alter the decisions making process.