Core Values

Core Values
  • Service beyond self:  EP is founded to serve others. It will conduct its activities for the sake of others, whether the public at large or a particular segment of the society.

  • Integrity: EP consistently adheres to honesty and accuracy in our actions with all stakeholders and the general public at large. Basic financial information, information disseminated about its work and the origin and use of its resources, governance, the listing of officers and partnerships are open to public scrutiny.

  • Accountability: EP is accountable and answerable for its actions and decisions, primarily to make things better, to pursue excellence for the community it serves, to its funding agencies, the government, staff and volunteers, members, partner organizations, and the public at large.

  • Creativity: EP is committed and willing to create valuable, useful new services, ideas, or processes for the diverse audiences it works within a complex social system. EP works by weaving together different dynamic social and economic elements to help the rural communities striving for change.

  • Partnerships: EP values dialogue and understands that people are at the center of everything. Trust building is valued and manifests in strong partnerships with concurring stakeholders to achieve its goal of alleviating poverty and supporting the empowerment of disadvantaged communities.