Why?

We’re glad you asked.

We Value People

We believe that every person is made in the image of God and should have what they need to thrive. While it’s easy for us to forget—even ignore—those who are less fortunate than us, DO would like to change the fact that great numbers of people are living without their basic needs met. Whether you live in New York City or a rural village in Haiti, you should have the right to thrive.


We Pursue Excellence

We strive to create solutions that lead to lasting change. In order to ensure the best possible results, we design our products to comply with international quality standards. Focusing on human-centered design, we spend time on the front end of the development process to fully understand community needs and test and refine our solutions.

We Create Solutions

If today’s engineers have the capacity to create self-driving cars, then why not create solutions that alleviate global poverty? Communities in developing nations are often given technology that breaks and isn’t sustainable. We want to introduce to the market products that do more than provide temporary relief. We want to provide solutions that make a lasting difference.

We Live Out Our Faith

We see a world of pain and suffering and believe that God has called us to do something about it. Founded on Christian principles, Design Outreach operates with the belief that all people are made in the image of God and should be valued and loved as our Creator values and loves us (see our Statement of Faith below). We believe there is no better way to share God’s love than to provide people with the most essential element of life: safe and reliable water.


 

Statement of Faith

The Bible is the authority for faith and practice.

  • 2 Samuel 22:31
  • 2 Corinthians 4:1-2

  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17

  • 2 Timothy 4:1-4

  • Hebrews 4:12

  • James 1:22-25

God made the world and it was good.

  • Genesis 1:1-31

  • 2 Kings 19:15

  • Psalms 33:6-9

  • John 1:1-3

  • Colossians 1:15-18

  • 1 Timothy 4:4
  • Revelation 4:9-11; 14:7

Sin entered the world and its damaging effects are broad, deep, and disruptive, engendering selfishness, spawning poverty in all its dimensions, and dashing hope.

  • Psalms 14:1-3; 53; 140:1-3

  • Ecclesiastes 7:20

  • Romans 1:18-32

  • Romans 7:20

The world is broken, damaged, and poverty-stricken in all relationships (God, others, cosmos, self).

  • Psalms 14:6; 40:7; 68:5-6

  • Isaiah 1:15-17; 3:13-15; 58:1-14

  • Galatians 2:10

  • James 1:27

God’s redemptive work through his Son, Jesus, is as broad as is the corrosive effects of sin.

  • Exodus 22:16-27

  • Isaiah 65:18-25

  • Romans 8:18-25

  • 1 Corinthians 15:24-28

  • Ephesians 1:9-10

  • Philippians 3:20-21

  • Colossians 1:19-20; 3:15

  • Revelation 21:1-5

God’s Son, Jesus, is the only redeemer and hope of the world, and God’s redemption through his Son is to restore all relationships.

  • John 3:16-17; 14:6

  • Acts 4:12; 10:43

  • Romans 3:21-24; 10:9-10

  • 2 Corinthians 5:17

  • Ephesians 2:11-18

God distributes gifts, abilities, opportunities, experiences, and resources to his followers in order for them, in a variety of ways, to serve God’s redemptive plan in the world.

  • Romans 12:3-8

  • 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

  • Ephesians 4:16