Value of 1 is a non-profit organization that equips, assists, and invests in individuals toward the accomplishment of their goals to overcome poverty, achieve self-sufficiency, and provide support to their families and communities.
> We believe that every life has value. Slavery, poverty, oppression, health crisis, and war can cause people to be looked upon as a statistic. We target individuals rather than groups of people because we strongly feel that every situation impacts a person uniquely and there is no one size fits all solution.
> We believe that in order for a person to truly overcome their situation, there must be not only an alternative provided but follow up..
> We also believe that the individual should be empowered and instrumental in determining possible solutions to their own needs, rather than solutions imposed by us.
> Finally, we believe in encouraging the individual to reach back and have a positive impact on their families and communities.
We reach out to impoverished communities where people are facing large economic hardships or other inequalities and invest in individuals holistically- financially, educationally, and emotionally. We encourage and foster hope in letting individuals know that their life has value and purpose. We direct them away from the bleakness of circumstances or their living conditions, and turn them toward creating plans of improvement, then walk alongside them toward achieving their goals. Some of the individuals we work with include but are not exclusive to the following:
• former child soldiers
• former prostitutes
• school drop outs
• impoverished youth
• abused or repressed women