Who We Are

CBM is the world’s largest international non-governmental organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with disabilities living in the world’s most disadvantaged societies.

For more than 100 years, CBM has provided services to the world’s most vulnerable and forgotten children, women and men. We serve millions of people annually through our holistic approach, which includes prevention, treatment, education/rehabilitation, and economic empowerment.

We offer long-term, sustainable solutions versus short-term fixes. We help not only individuals with disabilities, but their families, communities, countries, and most importantly -- future generations to break the cycle of poverty and disability.

CBM also advocates for social inclusion for people with disabilities and strives to increase their independence by breaking down attitudinal and physical barriers to provide access to resources and opportunities.

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About CBM

Our Mission

CBM is an international Christian development organization, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in the poorest countries of the world.

Our Vision

Empowerment ZelekashTo create an inclusive world in which all people with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential.

CBM works in the most disadvantaged societies, irrespective of race, gender or religion. CBM seeks to:

  • Reduce the prevalence of diseases that cause impairments
  • Minimize the conditions that lead to disability
  • Promote equal opportunities for economic empowerment, livelihood security, and full inclusion in all aspects of society for people with disabilities

Our Values

CBM’s work is founded on the core values of:

  • Christianity – To follow the teachings and examples of Jesus Christ
  • Inclusiveness – To promote and build an inclusive society
  • Internationalism – To do our work throughout the world
  • Professionalism – To maintain quality in all that we do
  • Integrity – To be good stewards of the resources entrusted to us
  • Communication – To communicate honestly and respectfully

CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create a society for all. While CBM is a Christian-based organization, we do not proselytize. Rather, our faith gives us comfort and inspires our actions to help people with disabilities in the poorest of countries. We demonstrate our faith through actions rather than words.

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