Mission and Distinctives
The mission of the Paul Carlson Partnership is to catalyze the growth of self-sustaining families and communities in places of deep poverty in Central Africa. Working together with partners in Africa and elsewhere, we invest in local efforts in medical and economic development.
Distinctives of the Organization
Our work grows out of and is motivated by the Christian faith of our founders and the current board and staff. Independently incorporated and governed, we are affiliated with the Evangelical Covenant Church.
We have 50 years of legacy behind us, informing our present and future work.
We work in the economically poorest places with people who are rich spiritually and socially.
We work toward sustainability, building both economic and human resources on the ground.
We work from relief towards development, recognizing the core problem presented by deep poverty and identifying strategies to address it.
We work in and through partnerships, primarily with Congolese leaders and communities, along with other organizations, with churches, and with volunteers and donors.
We multiply our impact by training the trainers.