Amigos for Christ

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

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Location: 1845 South Lee Court, Suite A Buford GA USA

Mission: 501(3)C Non-profit charity that serves the poor of northwest Nicaragua, an area ravaged by Hurricane Mitch in1998. We support water, sanitation, education, community development, medical and small business opportunities for poor families and bring over 30 mission groups down for a week of service. We have provided over $30 million dollars in aid since 1999, with an operating cost of less than 3%.
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I had an incredible week in Nicaragua with my son as part of a spring break mission trip that included teens and adults mostly from Atlanta area Georgia and Whigby Island, Washington. We worked side by side with local communities, digging ditches, installing water pipes to bring fresh water and faucet into village homes who currently carry water buckets from shallow wells or rivers. Amigos for Christ has done incredible work building relationships with these communities. We visited a nursing home and an orphanage but the primary work was supporting their efforts to build modern bathrooms in communities that are still using unsanitary latrines/out houses. The Amigos staff was amazing and there were also opportunities to install a solar powered system that brought a light switch into a home for the first time. It was amazing to witness a family turning on a light switch in their home for the first time and light into their community school for the first time. I can't say enough about the value of this trip and the perspective it gave to the volunteers of all ages and the impact we made on the communities we served and how hard the local community worked with us. The Amigos for Christ staff organized every detail and I hope to make another trip soon to work with the wonderful people of Nicaragua and I even plan to learn some Spanish to help me communicate better next time.

Kevin Lewis
Buford, GA

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

In addition to performing great work for people that need our help, Amigos is very organized and makes serving as a volunteer easy, enjoyable and rewarding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the improvement in lives of families in poor villages in Nicaragua.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make more people aware of the good work being done.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The ability to interact with the families that we were working with and for and to develop a relationship with them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

were enthusiastic, easy to work with, committed and fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help more people in more places move from extreme poverty to basic housing and self sufficiency.

Ways to make it better...

I had started doing it years earlier.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

fundraising and public awareness / support, especially in the current economic climate.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-4-01

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