About CBM

Two deaf students sign to one another in front of a blackboard in Haiti. Text on the image says 'CBM envisages an inclusive world where all persons with disabilities enjoy their human rights and achieve their full potential'
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Two deaf students sign to one another at CBM partner 'Pazapa' in Haiti

CBM is an international Christian development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world.

Based on its Christian values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability, and works in partnership to create an inclusive society for all.

The founder's values

CBM's work is founded on the core values of Christianity, internationalism, professionalism, stewardship, honest communication and inclusion inherited from our founder, Pastor Ernst Jakob Christoffel.

Member Associations

CBM's 11 Member Associations (MAs) provide a vital link between people with disabilities in the poorest places of the world and those that have the interest, capacity and resources to help. Based in Europe, North America, Australasia and Africa, Member Associations support CBM’s programmes worldwide, mobilise resources from individuals and institutions, and carry out national advocacy and awareness-raising campaigns to ensure that the rights and needs of people with disability in poor communities are not forgotten.

Local partners in lower income countries

The emphasis throughout CBM's work in poorer regions of the world is on local capacity development. This increases service delivery in the fields of healthcare, education, rehabilitation and livelihood development as well as organisational development of partner organisations.

CBM staff

CBM’s achievements to date could not have been accomplished without dedicated and qualified international and national staff that bring their expertise and commitment to serve and empower persons with disabilities and their families.

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01-11-2010


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