Vision and Mission


We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been eradicated and people live in dignity and security. CARD will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. We will be known for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. The cards we are dealt with are not the cards we have to live with. Change must come from within us, the will and right to live in a safe and secure world.


Our mission is to serve individuals and families in the poorest of communities in the world. Drawing strength from our diversity, resources and experience, we promote innovative solutions and are advocates for the right of every individual to a safe and secure way of life. We facilitate lasting change by:


  • Strengthening capacity for self-help
  • Providing economic growth opportunities
  • Promoting women's and children's rights
  • Influencing policy decisions at all levels
  • Addressing discrimination in all its forms
  • Uniting the youth and building their capacity
  • Advocating a healthy, safe environment and sustainable development


The right of every child to free education. We pursue our mission with both expertise and compassion because the people whom we serve deserve nothing less.

Vision and Mission