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Our beliefs are best summarized in a series of simple statements that guide our daily actions.

  • Poor women and men have the right to a secure livelihood. 
  • Markets are the most powerful force for significant, widespread and lasting impact on rural prosperity. 
  • The rural poor are customers, producers, and entrepreneurs. 
  • We listen to and learn from the people we work with. 
  • We value innovation and entrepreneurship. 
  • We are results-oriented, aiming for significant impacts for large numbers of people. 
  • We strive for economic, social, and environmental equity and sustainability.