To Sparrow Foundation fighting poverty not only means improving the poverty situation, but also prohibiting the situation to get worse and making the present situation more bearable. In order to fight poverty Sparrow Foundation focuses on three topics. 1. Empowerment: access to and control of local means, public services, participation in local policy making, etcetera. 2. Security: reducing the vulnerability in the living environment of the poor and improving the capability to cope with 'shocks'. 3. Opportunity: access to income generating activities, education, health care and other factors which directly influence people's well-being. Our Christian background is a central aspect of all our projects, but we give help to all people regardless of their religious, political or ethnic backgrounds.