What does the droplet in the logo of Terre des Hommes signify?

The teardrop in our logo represents Terre des Hommes’ method of working. The symbolic teardrop derives from a Dutch proverb which describes how a continuously falling droplet of water will hallow out even the hardest rock. This means as much as saying that perseverance overcomes all things. With mostly small-scale projects Terre des Hommes offers simple solutions for real problems. And so Terre de Hommes improves the situation of children in developing countries little by little.