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Who We Are

Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

Helen Keller overcame tremendous obstacles to her health and wellbeing – and helped millions of others to do the same. Guided by her remarkable legacy, Helen Keller Intl partners with communities that are striving to overcome longstanding cycles of poverty. By delivering the essential building blocks of good health, sound nutrition and clear vision, we help millions of people create lasting change in their own lives. Together with a global community of supporters, we are ensuring that every person has the opportunity – as Helen did – to reach their true potential.

Our Vision

A world where no one is deprived of the opportunity to live a healthy life – and reach their true potential.

Our Values

Our core values guide everything we do.


Dedication to best practice, accountability, continuous learning, and application of evidence-based approaches within and across all aspects of our programs and operations.


A commitment to put our best foot forward every day and to steward the resources entrusted to us with honestly, fairness, transparency, and professionalism at all times. Consistency between our words and actions.


Determination to overcome obstacles just as our co-founder did. A willingness to articulate problems and find and implement solutions to them positively, creatively, and with ambition and resolve.


Demonstrated empathy for our program participants, partners, donors, and colleagues. Mutual respect and a deliberate focus on inclusiveness, responsiveness, and collaboration.