Delivering relief under international standards.
Our work is based on the various projects which we individually develop with different partners on the ground. Cooperation with local communities, organisations and government offices and agencies is the key to the integrity and sustainability of each project. Local partners are involved in all project stages to strengthen learning and capacity.
Within our projects no one should feel patronized, overlooked or misunderstood. In our experience, it is a good decision in our working routine to limit our own sovereignty to the benefit of greater self-responsibility of local partners. We willingly face up to the challenges involved. Great results are the reward we receive for our effort and engagement.
The humanitarian principles are the grounds for our operations and actions. The application of these principles for us is non-negotiable and indispensable. Furthermore, for all our projects, we apply the following quality standards and codes:
The Code of Conduct of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement
The Sphere Standards as Minimum Standards in Humanitarian Response
’12 Basic Rules of Humanitarian Aid’ by development organisations and ministries of the German coordination Humanitarian Aid
To the people we serve, our donors, staff and members: we are transparent.
Are donations spent in the development countries efficiently and according to the project targets? Are budgets followed closely? Is the reporting precise and transparent? Which measures are necessary to evaluate projects?
The country offices, our headquarters as well as our CEO personally constantly deal with these and many other financial questions. Proper accounting is often a task which our partner organisations find overwhelming. Therefore, Vision Hope takes on responsibility for all accounting on a project level or country office level according to the strict guidelines of the donors. The local partner organisations receive advance payments and are required to account for them before they receive additional funds.