People in Need - Mission and Vision
We strive for a world in which people can freely make decisions about their lives. A world in which people are not restricted by an unfree society, poverty, lack of education or discrimination.
We assist people in need – the victims of natural catastrophes or armed conflicts. We support the fight against poverty and lack of education, local development, civil society and the principles of good governance. We assist people in exercising their freedom and fighting discrimination. We enforce the principle of human rights and liberties and support environmental approaches.
At the same time, we constructively take part in the development of the Czech Republic, the changing Europe and implement the idea of human solidarity and co-responsibility at universal level.
We believe all people are equal. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, HIV/AIDS status or any other characteristic. Instead, we actively promote human rights, dignity, equality and the inclusion of all marginalized people.
We consider human dignity and freedom to be the basic values. We believe that people anywhere in the world should have a right to make decision about their lives and to share the rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
We believe in participatory democracy and we value diversity of opinion, freedom of expression and open debate.
Our assistance is not provided based on race, religious affiliation or nationality, and our activities are not driven by the interests of any institutions; we work on the basis of needs and the chance of working efficiently.
We approach other cultures with respect and humility.
We strive to support local initiatives. We involve beneficiaries and partners in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our projects and programs and inform them about progress.
We acknowledge and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our work to both the donors and the beneficiaries.