ActionAid works with poor people in over 40 countries across the world. Our goal? To end poverty. We believe in doing things differently. We know that with the right opportunities, poor people will find their own solutions - and build new lives.
ActionAid International started work in Malawi in 1990. Championing anti-poverty actions and debates, ActionAid works with some of the poorest and most remote parts of Malawi.
ActionAid Malawi is implementing grassroots integrated long-term development work in 14 districts.
Our work at grassroots level forms the basis for engaging on national and international issues that cause and perpetuate poverty. Through our policy and advocacy work, ActionAid aims to empower poor and excluded people to demand and achieve their basic rights.
It also seeks to achieve equity between men, women, boys and girls by empowering women and challenging discrimination and insubordination of women and girls.
The Organisation also supports Local Partner Organisations to promote the interests and active participation of poor and excluded people in all spheres of their life.
Our Vision: A nation without poverty where every citizen exercises their right to a life of dignity.
Our Mission: To work in partnership with poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty by challenging and overcoming the injustices and inequity that cause and perpetuate it.
Mutual respect: recognising the innate dignity and worth of all people and the value of diversity.
Fairness, equity and justice: ensuring that everyone, regardless of sex, age, race, colour, class and religion, has equal opportunity for expression and for utilising their potential.
Integrity: honesty, transparency and accountability - ¬being accountable for the effectiveness of our actions and open in our judgment and communications with others.
Solidarity: with the poor, excluded and marginalized people - our only bias shall be in favor of the interests of the poor, excluded and marginalised.
Courage of conviction: being creative and radical without fear of failure, in pursuit of the highest possible impact on the causes of poverty.
Humility: recognizing that we are part of a bigger alliance against poverty and requiring our presentation and behavior to be modest.
Respect for the rights of women and children: we believe in taking affirmative action and deliberately strengthening the capacity of women to meet their basic needs and to improve on their position; and have a strong commitment to the rights of the children.
Independence: as an Organisation, we remain independent of any religious, party-politics or other partisan affiliation.