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Mission, Vision and Values

Mission:  

The mission of Heart for Uganda is to empower individuals and organizations in Uganda to meet their needs in culturally relevant and sustainable ways.

Vision:  

Our vision for Uganda is that individuals and organizations are empowered to meet their own needs without outside involvement.

Values:

Christ followers:  We accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, deny ourselves, and take up our cross daily.

Honesty:  We speak and act honestly.  We are open and factual in our dealings with our constituents, donors, the government, the public at large and each other.  We endeavor to convey a public image conforming to reality.  We strive for consistency between what we say and do.

Respect:  We respect the dignity, uniqueness, and intrinsic worth of every person–our constituents, our donors, our staff and their families, our board and our volunteers.  We regard all people as created and loved by God.  We give priority to people before money, structure, systems, and other institutional machinery.  We respect that the culture of Uganda is different from our native culture and anything we do must take their culture into account.  We celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture, and contribution.

Professionalism:  We demand high standards of professional competence and accept the need to be accountable through appropriate structures for achieving these standards.  We share our experience and knowledge with others where it can assist them.

Accountability/Integrity:  We are honest and transparent with what we do and say, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.  We recognize that we are accountable to our donors, constituents, the government, and the public at large for our management of our finances, operations, programs and outcomes.

Empowerment:  We are called to serve the neediest people of Uganda, to relieve their suffering and promote the transformation of their condition of life through empowerment.

Sustainability:  We are committed to serving Ugandans for the long haul.  We seek to implement systems and programs that can be sustainable until all needs are met.