HOPE International Development Agency - Japan

Vision, Mission and Philosophy

Vision Statement:
 
HOPE is an International development agency extending  compassion to the neglected poor. 
 
Mission Statement:
 
HOPE exists to improve the supply of basic human necessities for the neediest of the needy in the developing world through self-help activities, and to challenge, educate and involve Japanese residents regarding development issues and global education. 
 
Philosophy:
 
HOPE believes that all people, regardless of their geographical setting, creed, gender or race, have basic rights and should be given the opportunity to achieve their God-given potential. Basic needs such as clean water, food, shelter, health, work, recreation, social-economic independence, and education are seen by HOPE as being fundamental human rights upon which growth can occur. HOPE is dedicated to working alongside the poor, helping set up programs which enable the poor to cultivate their skills and knowledge, taking advantage of existing and available resources to develop self-reliant communities. With this in mind, the majority of HOPEís energies and resources are expended in favor of development rather than relief.
 
HOPE is also dedicated to portraying to residents of Japan, a healthy, non-paternalistic view of people in developing nations through written and visual materials aiming to create constructive links between the first and the third worlds.
 
Moreover, HOPEís reason for existing is rooted in its Christian principles and origins. Its commitment to helping the poor arises not simply out of a sympathetic disposition, but also from a belief in the worth of every human being. Following Christís example, HOPE extends assistance to the poorest of the poor without discrimination as to the religious beliefs of the beneficiaries.