This is the goal of People to People. Our mission is to improve the health, education, and success of millions of people entangled in poverty, particularly in Ethiopia, and throughout the rest of the continent as well. To many this may seem a daunting task. However fear is not a valid reason to shy away from what may feel like overwhelming circumstances. Great victories have not occurred in an absence of fear; they have occurred in spite of fear. Nelson Mandela once said, "Courage [is] not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear." There is fear and uncertainty struck in the hearts of all those who have been and are affected by sickness and poverty. As their brothers and sisters, it is our responsibility to help strike down that fear and triumph over it. We do this with a courage borne from carrying our loved ones on our backs and providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed " both of which they are unable to obtain by their own means. We believe one of the most effective ways to achieve success is through education " both for those we are helping and for ourselves who pledge to help as well. The more we know, the better our chances are at addressing the issues at hand in a tangible manner.