"We make a
living by what
we get. We make
a life by
what we give."
– Winston Churchill –
As shared on Our Mission page, Locking Arms has chosen to work
with organizations and individuals already working in
impoverished regions worldwide. There is no need to
"reinvent the wheel" when there are amazing people and
organizations already doing a great work. We see our role
as an extension of those works – using our various
connections to involve a greater number of people in what
they are doing. Forged over years of partnership we work
with individuals and organizations that we trust and who have
demonstrated a sustainable work and impeccable stewardship of
financial resources. But, as you can imagine, there are never enough
funds to see to the vast needs of those they serve.
– the construction of schools, churches, housing, or perhaps a medical clinic. Others represent infrastructure investments – roads and wells. Personnel needs are often among the requests – funds to hire teachers, doctors, pastors and social workers. An increasing need exists for microfinance investments – helping men & women start businesses of their own to care for the needs of their families. And then there are investments of a more personal nature – food, shoes, clothing, medicines and more.