1. We will never do for the poor what they have (or could have) the capacity to do for themselves.
2. We will limit one-way giving to emergencies.
3. We will strive to empower the poor through employment, lending, investing and restoring. We will use outright grants sparingly.
4. We will listen closely and evaluate unspoken feelings of those being served.
5. We will subordinate self-interests to the needs of those being served.
6. We will value story-telling.
7. Above all, we will do no harm.