The Six Pillars
The six pillars were introduced to guide Humanity & Hope United's investment of time and resources. We believe these six areas underpin a thriving community, so we look to work with each village to create strategic plans for these pillars. We then look for partners and paths to implement the plans we come up with together.
Everything starts with shelter and water. No amount of goodwill can substitute for our most basic human needs. Without a safe place to sleep or clean water to drink, human life cannot progress beyond securing them. Conversely, securing them lifts our eyes beyond our next cup of water or next night’s sleep and begins the journey of hope.
The ability to provide for ourselves and families is critical to our senses of dignity and motivation. Financial resources pave the way for bigger dreams. Indispensable at Humanity & Hope is our dedication to working together to develop income-producing opportunities for our partners.
If infrastructure restores hope, and prosperity yields motivation, it is only through investing in community that a rich shared existence can develop. We are committed to supporting opportunities to play together, worship together, and celebrate together. Community centers, soccer fields, and even shared events or celebrations can serve a vital role in unifying a community.
With safer homes and clean water, many major health risks are reduced. But significant medical and dental care is outside the reach of many communities due to geographic or economic barriers. We hope to provide access to health care, health training, and health education to bring about both immediate and long-term impact.
Every child deserves a chance to learn. Access to education is one of the strongest foundations for a child’s prosperous future, and we aim to bring the power of knowledge to those who need it most. Also, vocational training is critical to long-term economic stability, and we pair this with an emphasis on bilingual learning to multiply each child’s opportunities.
Effective leadership is never more important than when a community is suffering. Positive change cannot be sustained until leaders and leadership structures have been identified, supported, and invested in. Long-term prosperity requires long-term planning, and hope follows restoration.