Our Theory of ChangeERDO’s approach to programs is very simple and yet incredibly complex. We put the community and the well-being of families first in order to create sustainable, long-lasting change.
When we begin working in a new community, we first determine our long-term goals alongside local leaders. Then, we figure out together how to obtain these goals through effective programs. ERDO empowers the community to run these programs, which can include:
- Increasing a community’s access to food
- Educating children and adults
- Increasing the mental, physical and spiritual health of individuals and families
- Creating job and business opportunities for men and women
Since ERDO works alongside different people and communities, our programs can change from one location to the next depending on culture or need. To ensure these programs are successful, ERDO follows internationally recognized best practices and standards as well as our own program principles.
Our principles are based on ERDO’s core values of integrity, excellence, dignity, collaboration, compassion and gratitude.