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Terrible New Zealand Charitable Trust

National Human Rights


About Terrible New Zealand Charitable Trust

Our mission

Our Mission is simple we want a just world without poverty. We want a world where people are valued and treated equally, and can influence decisions affecting their lives.
Our Purpose

Our purpose is to help create lasting solutions to effective change by using business as a force for good, creating global movements. Empowering people to create the future that is secure, just, and free from poverty.
Achieving our Purpose

We use a combination of private businesses focused on targeting both global and local issues. We engage in Public eduction, campaigns, and advocacy. We challenge the structural causes of the injustice of poverty, and work with allies and partners locally and globally.
Our Beliefs

Everyone has a right to realise their potential, and to live free of poverty in a secure and more equitable world. We believe that such a world is possible and that our efforts can facilitate it's creation.
People have a right to life and security; to a sustainable livelihood; to be heard; to have an identity; and to have access to basic social services. In poverty people have little or none of these and very little opportunity for development.

Poverty is rooted in inequality, and the poor have little resilience in the face of natural disasters, human violence, oppression and environmental damage.

Women and girls are often the most oppressed by poverty; their needs and rights must be central to eliminating it.

Global co-operation and a cohesive strategy is necessary to meet the challenges of this century - climate change, famines, increasing food prices, humanitarian crises, energy limitations, urbanisation, and declining natural resources.

Governments should be accountable to their people, and all society’s institutions –corporations, organisations and groups including us – should be accountable for the impact of their actions.

As a charity we are transparent in all our dealings and welcome input and constructive criticism. We're secular, open-minded and pluralistic. We welcome all beliefs that advance human rights.

Working together

We are a confederation of not profits, seeking maximin impact by building on our respective strengths. Working with or using a 'Terrible' service will enhance our collective impact, and contribute to a just world without poverty.


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