One Thousand Villages’ work is focused on social impact. We have a duty to provide services without causing harm to individuals or groups. We respect our partners’ autonomy, confidentiality, and their right to informed consent. We treat our partners with dignity, and with respect for their cultural and religious beliefs.
Our decision to work in any community is based on an independent assessment of the needs of populations. We strive to build honest relationships and to ensure that trust, rapport, respect, genuineness, and empathy are foundations for our work. Building healthy relationships gives us power and confidence to freely evaluate expectations and needs, and to directly control our work.
IMPARTIALITY AND NEUTRALITY
We offer our services to people based on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender, or political affiliation. We do not take sides or intervene in political disagreements or conflicts.
We are committed to regularly evaluating all aspects of our activities. We assume the responsibility of accounting for all of our work to our stakeholders and donors.