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.

 
I have looked into the eyes of thousands of hurting, hungry and hopeless children. I believe the answers to the world’s biggest issues lie within all of us.”
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO
 
I have looked into the eyes of thousands of hurting, hungry and hopeless children. I believe the answers to the world’s biggest issues lie within all of us.”
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO
 
I have looked into the eyes of thousands of hurting, hungry and hopeless children. I believe the answers to the world’s biggest issues lie within all of us.”
– Susana Eshleman
Children International President & CEO
 
I have looked into the eyes of thousands of hurting, hungry and hopeless children. I believe the answers to the world’s biggest issues lie within all of us.”
– 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.

Values in action

The potential and determination of the children in our program are what make it so easy for us to show up to work every day. Read some of their stories to see the impact of your support — and how it’s helping children make life-changing strides toward better futures. Read stories

Your support goes a long way — see how!

With 88% of every dollar spent going directly to programs and activities, you can relax knowing your gift is working hard to make a meaningful difference in the life of a child. Learn more