Growth is Always Personal
FTF believes that all development-- all growth-- is personal, intimate and ultimately the result of a relationship with another human being. Development is not synonymous with building stuff-- in fact, building stuff is often a detriment to development and growth in a person, a community and in our world. Development is not the Marshall Plan or the latest billion dollar investment by USAID. Well, it can be these things, but only if with these things come relationship. Relationships give rise to trust and love, and trust and love are the foundations of positive development.
Building authentic relationships takes time. And that's where we come in.