Welfare and handouts do not sustain long-term economic independence or personal self-esteem and well being! The answer lies in helping individuals provide for themselves. This is done through providing aid only when it is necessary and preparing people to make their own way in life.
NVM is committed to this aim. The Bible gives us guidance as to when assistance is necessary and right. Widows and orphans are in this category. We want to help those who can not help themselves. But for those who are able to find their own way we want to help them prepare for economic independence. This is done primarily by teaching them life skills that are marketable. We want to help them earn a living to support their families and to travel down a better road in live.
To see the need for aid reduced as Haitians become responsible for their own solutions to poverty.
Through programs and strategies that do not foster an unhealthy dependency on aid, help those without the immediate means to do so for themselves.