our mission

We connect people around the world in the fight to end poverty. Working together, we invest in the lives of children and youth, build the healthy environments they need to thrive, and empower them to create lasting change in their own lives and communities.

Learn more about the countries where we work.

 
By investing in children, together, we have the opportunity to create real, long-lasting change for families and communities around the world.
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO
 
By investing in children, together, we have the opportunity to create real, long-lasting change for families and communities around the world.”
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO
 
By investing in children, together, we have the opportunity to create real, long-lasting change for families and communities around the world.”
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO
 
By investing in children, together, we have the opportunity to create real, long-lasting change for families and communities around the world.”
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO

our values

Live the mission.

We are a passionate team driven by purpose and deeply committed to our mission. We seek understanding, build trust and create meaning in our work together.

See potential in everyone, everywhere. 

We believe each person has extraordinary skills and talents just waiting to be realized.

Human connections matter.

We are all about relationships, collaboration, communication and teamwork. When we join forces with those around us, we all go further than we ever could alone.

Always learning. 

We celebrate knowledge, creativity and innovation backed by data and research. Our global teams listen, adapt and take calculated risks, as needed.

Own the impact. 

We are committed to delivering sustainable results, and recognize that clarity, learning and growth are at the heart of the work we do together. When we harness this power collectively, we change the course of history.

Building better futures for children around the world

Following a path to independence

Education and health assistance transformed Levy’s life from a sickly boy to an ambitious scholar. Read more.

AUDREY H.Zambia, and DERON D.

Connection is more powerful than poverty

Sponsors, CI staff members, graduates and sponsored children share their gratitude for the power of connection. Read more.

 DERON D.

Motivated to keep moving

CI graduate, Edwin started his own chicken business after receiving employability training. He and his family gained much more than a steady income in the process. Read more.

Give with confidence. End poverty globally.

 
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