INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL-AID ASSOCIATION

Rating: 5 stars   1 review

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 5 Loma Linda CA 92354 USA

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19 people found this review helpful

IMAA operates in California to sponsor a school and community center in Ethiopia called the Learning Village that serves a very poor rural community just outside of Addis Ababa. I volunteered at the school teaching music lessons to children and jewelry production classes to a group of women who are trying to learn skills to earn a livelihood for themselves. I have had close contact with the founders of the organization and have been so impressed with its innovative, multi-faceted approach to helping in its community's development. The Learning Village provides education for children, vocational training for adults, employment opportunities, and an on-site clinic provides healthcare. They are currently trying to invest in micro-enterprises to obtain financial self-sufficiency.

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

the lives of many members of a very poor community in Ethiopia for whom it provides a safety net and means of education, employment, and healthcare.

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

working closely with the founders to help establish a microenterprise and really seeing the ins and outs of how the organization works.

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

wonderful! And very willing to share their knowledge and challenges, etc.

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

wow...it could do so much to establish the community it serves to be self sufficient. It would buy a food mill for the grain it grows, build a hospital, a dormitory for young girls that risk abduction as they walk to school each day, and make investments that would sustain the community in the longterm.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

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