OUR CORE VALUES:
We are committed to relieving the suffering of our children and promoting the transformation of their well being. We stand with them in solidarity, in a common search for justice. We seek to understand the situation of these children who live in the poorest country in the world and we work alongside the Congolese people seeking to develop programs that can serve to transform their lives. Our focus starts with the most vulnerable among us: the children.
We value people and seek to establish a partnership between the children who have been born in the poorest part of the world and the affluent who have been blessed with abundance. Our desire is to provide the opportunity for transformation in both groups. We respect the children’s need to be active participants, not simply passive recipients. We respect the affluent who have the resources to ‘give,’ who are also people from whom others can learn. The need for transformation is common to all. We seek to act in ways that honor the dignity, uniqueness and intrinsic worth of every person — the children, the donors, the volunteers and the leadership of CongoVoice. We celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture and contribution. We practice a participative, open, enabling style in working relationships.
We are stewards of the resources at our disposal. We are committed to building and sustaining a trust with our donors on behalf of the children. We are open and factual in our dealings with donors, project communities, governments and the public at large. We adhere to high standards of professional competence and financial accountability. All administrative costs are covered by a core group of CongoVoice leadership so that THE ENTIRE AMOUNT OF YOUR DONATION goes directly to the people. This allows for any financial support given to CongoVoice to make an immense difference in the lives of those we serve.
We are partners with the children and with donors in a shared vision for the Congo. We maintain a cooperative stance and a spirit of openness towards other humanitarian organizations who are working within the Congo. This includes World Vision, Hope International, Paul Carlson Partners, CEUM and many others. We leverage the strengths of these organizations to maximize our combined effectiveness. Our partnership includes bringing Congolese leadership to America for personal/group training, to build stronger relationships, to increase awareness to current and potential partners and to access the effectiveness of the CongoVoice efforts.
Further information to our Donors:
CongoVoice is a donor sponsored non profit 501 C 3 charitable organization. Your donations are tax deductible and may be disclosed to the IRS. CongoVoice has been incorporated and is operated as a public charity. It has received official IRS recognition of its tax exempt status. CongoVoice federal ID number is 45-5281709.