How we Work
We work in the most difficult contexts in the poorest communities, because we believe in the power of transformation.
Our community development approach empowers children and families to break the cycle of poverty and reach their God-given potential.
Our Work Is…
Christian -we love the way Jesus cared for the poor and oppressed, showing us how to listen to children and look out for widows and orphans.
- Where possible, we partner with local churches, equipping them to meet community needs.
- As a Christian organization, we serve ALL people, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or creed.
- We are privileged to be welcomed into many communities where Christianity is a minority faith — or barely present at all.
- In accordance with the chariots of mercy foundation code of Conduct, we never proselytize or require a profession of faith in exchange for services.
- Our hope is to reflect the unconditional and transformational love of Jesus in culturally appropriate ways.
Children live in families, in communities, in countries. We work on every level to achieve our goal of child well-being — from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face.
- Children are the focus of our work, and they are important participants.
- We invite children to tell us about the problems they see in their communities.
- We help improve systems and structures to make their world a better, safer place to live.
- Child sponsorship is at the foundation of our work. It gives us a long-term:
- Relationship with children and sponsors; and
- Funding base that we leverage to secure grants, corporate gifts, and resources from local governments, one-time donations, and more.
This variety of funding sources creates synergy and amazing transformation for the children and the communities where we work.
Our local staff members begin working in a community by asking a lot of questions, finding out what problems are seen by members of the community, especially the children.
We then address the root causes of poverty and injustice together, designing integrated, sustainable solutions such as access to clean water, a focus on child protection, and opportunities for economic development.
- Together, we come up with a plan, decide on ways to evaluate and measure success, and get to work.
- The community is involved, empowered, and trained, and its members take ownership in the programs and progress.
- Every after a while, we look at the original plan to assess and evaluate our success. If we’re not meeting our goals, we make adjustments and then keep working. We call this our LEAP framework (Learning through Evaluation and Planning).
- Working together, we can draw on each other’s strengths and make our work more sustainable. We bring together local churches, businesses, community organizations, and other non-profits.
- We hope this network will keep prioritizing child well-being even after we transition out of the community.
Measurable and Accountable
Measuring progress is an essential part of our accountability to the communities we serve, our partners, and our donors.
- We do a baseline survey before we begin work.
- We design each program to measure progress toward specific child well-being indicators.
- After every project, we re-measure those indicators to compare with the baseline.
- This information helps the community make better decisions and change course if necessary.
- Along the way, we measure and share results with members of the community so they can be aware and validate changes.
- The community also provides feedback through qualitative interviews and focus group discussions.
Invites a person like you to support and help look after the well-being of a child in need from another community — until that child become self-sufficient.
It's not a handout
It's a hand up! The chariots of mercy foundation will come alongside child and communities to provide tools to ensure self sufficient.
It's child-focused and community-based
You'll get to know, love, and encourage a specific child while helping fund resources and improvements that benefit them and their community.
It serves ALL children with Christ's love
Motivated by our faith in Jesus, we serve all children regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, or gender. We go where other organizations can't.
How sponsorship process work?
- Choose a child in need to sponsor for an ongoing commitment of an amount a month. You are the only sponsor for this child.
- You'll get a packet with photos and detailed information about the child. Then your child will send you an introduction letter!
- Watch your child and community grow. You can send email, cards photos, packages, and more, or even visit!
Sponsorship provide things like.
- Cloths and shoe
- School bags
- Toys e.t.c
- school fees e.t.c
Still have questions, glad you do; we will answer.