Sometimes helping can hurt. Though all well-meaning, without sustainable solutions, giving can create dependancy. Dependency is like giving a bird wings, but not teaching it to fly. Instead of just giving, we actually walk with people to create sustainable development in their communities. Yes it takes longer, but we believe that it will lay the foundations for generations to come. We do not want to westernize or strip other cultures of their unique beauty, but we want to bring equality in health so that everyone has the opportunity to dream beyond meeting their essential needs. 

"Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It's a relationship between equals. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity."

-Pema Chödrön