International Action

Rating: 4.83 stars   12 reviews

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Location: 819 L Street SE Washington DC 20003 USA

Mission: International Action is a non-profit organization with one goal: to overcome the water problems in Haiti to create a healthy population. Our organization does more than provide clean water. We focus health and empowerment through community-based, sustainable, and affordable solutions.
Results: Over 740,000 Haitians protected. 65 communities and 103 community organizations served. 700,000 albendazole pills distributed. 3,000 children's books delivered.
Target demographics: We have for mission to provide access to clean water to every Haitian. Our first goal is to reach out to the 2.5 million residents of Port-au-Prince, the capital.
Direct beneficiaries per year: About 200,000
Geographic areas served: Haiti
Programs: Campaign for Clean Water Clean Water in Schools De-Worming Haiti Campaign Cholera Prevention Consortium Books for Schools

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Effective, sustainable, and appropriate. International Action is great for many reasons, but those three words summarize why International Action is so successful. I have been involved with the group for two years. The technology they use treats water very well, is so easy to use that a volunteer community water committee can maintain it, and allows families who make less than $640 a year to have clean water every day. International Action works hard, get their ideas from the communities that they are helping, and are truly trying to help Haitians create a better Haiti.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Interning at International Action has allowed me to get creative and apply my knowledge and skill sets to aid our progress. The work environment is great and I look forward to coming in each day because of that. I can't forget to mention how effective the work is here. Its nice to be a part of an organization that actually does real, good work!

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?

A lot

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working at International Action is fantastic. I came from South Korea to have working experience for international aid NGO and I got a perfect chance that I wanted to do! All of staffs are warm and nice. It is very impressive to see how staffs are working hard to implement clean water project in Haiti and making change in there.

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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a student who are studying business, trying to understand non-profit organization, International Action was a perfect fit for me. IA's small number of staff yet influential people laid substantial groundwork for clean water projects for communities in Haiti. We are still fast growing organization. Not only this organization motivate me to live for the greater good but also challenge me to become a valuable caliber for this organization and bigger society. IA is a life learning center. I hope everyone sincerely take a close look at this organization. You never know what in life will be a spark of your new chapter or your new world.

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?

A lot

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?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently an intern with International Action (IA), and even though I have only been here for less than a month, I know that the work I do as an intern is valued. I am learning more and more about Haiti everyday through projects related to IA's mission. It is truly interesting to see how how an inexpensive chlorinator can provide clean water for thousands of people. I am glad that I received this opportunity to work with International Action and I greatly recommend this organization to others.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

As an intern for International Action I have had the opportunity to be directly involved with their efforts to bring clean water to Haiti. This small non-profit is truly dedicated to their cause. The internship has given me a significant amount of knowledge in the field of development and it has open my eyes to the hardships that Haitian people have to deal with. It has been a very rewarding experience and I feel very lucky to work with such a dedicated organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

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

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 4 stars  

September 2010, I arrived to DC not knowing what to expect. All I know is that I was hoping and praying to intern with a place that share my beliefs. IA was exactly that place. I immediately got accepted as part of the change. I was more than an intern. IA believed in my abilities as a person who is strongly passionate and devoted to helping those in need. No assignment was ever unimportant. Everything we did in IA was necessary. Whether it is treating and purifying water in Haiti's rural areas/slums, to distribution of de-worming pills, or book distributions to schools in Cite-Soleil. Every project counts and matter. IA helped me developed a sense of professionalism and for this I am forever grateful. Every hour, every minutes, and every seconds spent with IA was like time spent at home with those you hold dear to the heart. IA is family.

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?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

You want to help the people of Haiti? Do it through International Action. They are an awesome non-profit organization in Washington DC doing work in Haiti. Since the earthquake in 2010 and the recent hurricane, drinking water has been contaminated. International Action provides clean and safe drinking water, by way of their cheap and easy to install chlorinator systems. It is amazing the impact the work of International Action has in Haiti. I will definitely support and follow International Action now and in the future

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I interned with International Action back in 2008 and then was hired as a full time staff a year later. I've had a great experience working with International Action. Working there has helped me discover my passion in helping others in need. I have learned so much working there. IA gave me the skills I needed to pursue a career in Accounting and try to obtain a CPA.

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

Aiding in my career path

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

I learned through Craig's List about and internship opportunity

What is its top priority in the long run?

Ensure that every Haitian has access to clean water

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

Great organization! Doing really good work in Haiti especially after the earthquake. Let's get people on board to donate to this cause as its a great one!

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

fundraising for Haitian earthquake victims

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

learning how they function to bring clean water to the people of Haiti and how they've established a solid relationship in the communities in order to effectively bring clean water

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

helpful,resposible, quick to get back to me

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

bring clean water to the people of Haiti!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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