GREEN VILLAGE - GREEN FUTURE INC

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Job Training, Environment, Human Services, International

Location: 135 Pope Street Louisville KY 40206 USA

Mission: The mission of Green Village-Green Future is to develop environmentally-sound and economically-productive futures for rural villages in sub-Saharan East Africa.
Geographic areas served: East Africa

2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I read in an article for Green Village this quote "Haba na haba Huijaza Kibaba" Little by little, all things are possible. This is what is happening with Green Village. I have been aware of this project from start and have watched it grow. It is strongly growing through strong committment and the love individuals have for families, mainly children. If you would go on this site it started from just a small auction in a small restaurant and through this, has provided villagers with fresh water and trash bins for recyling with just a little more they are reaching out to teach these people how to be independent to help them selves and their families to survive and also how to live in a save green world.

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

Over the websites, and pictures

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

Continue to support Amy in what she is doing.

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

Is seeing the smiles of the children in pictures

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

very friendly and dedicated

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

Save all the population in Tanzinia along with educating the children

Ways to make it better...

I could truly experience visiting this country

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

money

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

I am greatful to know someone who cares

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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4 people found this review helpful

I think this project merits support from donors looking to provide help to people who are engaged in grassroots work to help people in developing countries, one person and one village at a time.

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

to observe the passion that the director puts toward trying to build this new organization into a sustainable effort.

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

use the grassroots village-to-village system to move the work across East Africa.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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4 people found this review helpful

A non-profit motivated by passion and administered with the needs and involvement of the people it serves always at the forefront. I have complete confidence that donations to GVGF fully support equipment and activities that will directly help to build strong, informed, environmentally sound communities in Tanzania.

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

Photos and information shared by Amy.

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

Continue to build a network with other similar environmentally focused non-profits around the world.

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

Watching it grow from Amy's idea to implementation on the ground.

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

Amy's focus and dedication are amazing.

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

Change the lives of huge numbers of people through improved well-being and education.

Ways to make it better...

I can get to Tanzania myself, which I plan to do!

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

Getting the attention of potential donors when there are so many competing worthwhile causes.

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

I'm selective about the charitable organizations to which I contribute, and I'm happy to help Green Village-Green Future!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

This is a wonderful project that is providing assistance and, importantly, empowering people to make a positive change in their environment.

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

the examples Amy has shared.

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

be sure to help others know about the needs, good work underway, and how to provide support.

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

knowing the support is making a difference.

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

inspiring!

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

help many more people!

Ways to make it better...

I had more funds to help out.

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

funds and time.

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

this is a project that is worthy of support.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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8 people found this review helpful

This project is truly grassroots in the very best sense of the concept. It grows from and is embedded in the culture, it realizes its power through collaboration and cooperation, and it seeks transformation through community engagement. Firmly rooted in the understanding that small changes can have a large and consequential impact, GVGF pursues a big vision with a big heart. Only with regard to funding is its footprint small.

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

its nuanced understanding of the interaction of culture, resource, history, economics and education. And the very simple (but not simplistic!) approach to a helping people change the reality of their lives without having to change who they are.

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

unabashedly committed to an ambitious vision but undaunted by a lack of funds.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This project is an example of what a few very good people who believe they can make a difference in the world can do when they are truly committed and persevere.

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

through the Amy's correspondences (i.e. fund raisers, e-mail, website, etc.)

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

proceed as is.

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

being introduced to another culture through the lens of someone who has actually experienced it and understands first hands the need of the people who live there, mainly Tanzania.

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

kind, committed and persevering

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

truly impact the lives of the people who live in the village.

Ways to make it better...

I could visit the area myself.

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

raising funds.

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

I'd love to visit!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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8 people found this review helpful

What a wonderful cause, to enable people to improve their quality of life. We take so much for granted...turning on a faucet to get clean drinking water. Clean drinking water is just one of the many enrichments that Green Village provides.

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

How much can be accomplished with such a small amount of money.

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2010-1-01

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7 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing project that assists those within Tanzania to gain the skills, information, and support to gain control of harmful environmental pollution, and make a change in their communities, resources, and livlihoods. The participatory approach that Green Village - Green Future uses fosters sustainability and community pride.

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

involving local residents in decision making.

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

continue on the path the organization is headed.

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

all.

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

amazing.

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

better serve their clientele with more rapid access to clean water, and greater facilities to recycle and care for sanitation.

Ways to make it better...

none.

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

financial assets.

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

I am excited about the future of this organization.

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2010-4-01

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4 people found this review helpful

This project has huge potential because of Amy's dedication to the people of Tanzania and their environment. I am more than happy to sponsor the project as I know the money will go exactly where it is supposed to.

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

the personal approach and the regular feedback.

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

passionate, dedicated, hard-working, driven.

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

dramatically improve living standards in the villages served.

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2010-4-01

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Rating: 4 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

This is an estimable cause. "Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water." ~Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

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

help many, many people have clean, running water.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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