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about  mercy corps


Mercy Corps works to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities.

How It Works

Mercy Corps follows a list of five core values:

  1. We believe in the intrinsic value and dignity of human life.
  2. We are awed by human resilience, and believe in the ability of all people to thrive, not just exist.
  3. We believe that all people have the right to live in peaceful communities and participate fully in the decisions that affect their lives.
  4. We value stewardship of the earth’s health, pledging to accountably and efficiently preserve and manage its resources.
  5. We believe that it is our duty to be effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us.

As a boots-on-the-ground kind of charity, Mercy Corps believes that secure, productive, and just societies emerge when the private, public, and civil society sectors are able to interact with accountability, inclusive participation, and mechanisms for peaceful change.

Accountability to Stakeholders

  • As an organization and as individuals, we act ethically.
  • We treat all people with respect.
  • We are open and transparent about the work we do and how we do it.
  • Our stakeholders participate in the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of our work.
  • We are effective stewards of the financial resources entrusted to us and the natural environment in which we live.
  • We commit to achieving demonstrable impact for our stakeholders, using their feedback to innovate, learn and improve.

Mercy Corps stakeholders are people or organizations affected by Mercy Corps’ decisions and actions.

Our primary stakeholders are the people and communities we serve.

Other stakeholders include: donors, partners, governments, Mercy Corps team members, and Mercy Corps board members.

For the full story, please visit Mercy Corps