Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world’s toughest places. The Corps alleviates suffering, poverty and oppression by helping people build secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps believes communities are the best agents of their own change; local markets are the best engines of sustainable recovery; and success is built on the foundation of good governance.
Their strategy for change:
Focus on places in transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval or economic collapse present opportunities to challenge the status quo and build more secure, productive and just communities.
Provide emergency relief in times of crisis, then move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks.
Promote sustainable change by supporting initiatives that are community-led, market-driven and promote good governance.
Seek innovation that creates major breakthroughs against poverty and lasting change in the places we work.
Institution / Affiliation : Mercy Corps