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Mutual respect and growth through developmental partnerships

Global workers who serve through Catalysts International keep foremost in their minds the importance of developing local partnerships worldwide that result in healthy development of peoples and communities. If development is growth in self-developing capabilities, and partnership is the mutual sharing of resources for a common goal, then a developmental partnership is a cooperative relationship between two autonomous parties or groups whereby each enables the other to grow in the capacity to initiate and carry out change that will transform individual lives, organizations and communities.

The lives of Catalysts are transformed as much as the lives of the people we serve. Serving around the world in locally appropriate ways means entering into the lives and ways of local people. Honoring and respecting local people and their culture result in trust, which in turn builds the solid foundational relationships that allow for partnerships that bring transformation and development of needed skills.