Care for Life Inc

Rating: 5 stars   20 reviews

Address:

3850 E Baseline Rd Ste 114 Mesa AZ 85206 USA

Mission:

ALLEVIATE SUFFERING. PROMOTE SELF-RELIANCE. INSTILL HOPE

Geographic areas served:

Mozambique, Africa

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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1–888-564-6235
http://www.careforlife.org/

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

While working for another NGO in Beira, Mozambique, I was able to see Care for Life in action. This organization finds effective, creative ways to keep families together. Many families living in rural Mozambique are broken apart due to disease and poverty. CFL has worked with thousands of families to keep children out of orphanages, crops planted, kids in school and families together.
This is community building, grass root work at its finest. I am proudly a volunteer for CFL today.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am currently serving as the Funding Director for Care for Life. The thing that most impresses me about this organization is their dedication to making a difference in the lives of people half way around the world. They have put together a structured process to create a sustainable and self reliant future where it may have not existed with out them.

I look forward to working with Care for Life and would encourage you to do that same. Its a great organization.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Care For Life is making permanent change in the lives of the family's they serve.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been familiar with Care For Life for many years and have seen the profound impact on the lives of people who have gone to Mozambique as volunteers and only heard of the many stories of lives changed for the better there. There are so many who cannot go to Africa but want to help in small ways. Whatever we can do to help alleviate suffering and teach individuals how to improve the quality of their lives, we must do. .....Lynette Peterson

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

A lot

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 an intern to Care For Life, I have an opportunity than before to closely learn about the organization and its activities. CFL is a complex organization that strives to restore self-esteem to the poorest people from less advantaged communities in Mozambique. As a Mozambican student in the USA, I found Care For Life as the best organization to eventually work for when I return to Moz because CFL helps people(my people form MOZ) to help themselves. I highly recommend CFL as the best nonprofit.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I got involved with Care for LIfe over a year ago doing volunteer graphic and web design work for them. I quickly learned how amazing and different this organization is compared to other non-profit organizations. None of the advisory board or volunteer gain any of the monetary donations that come in—100% of the donations go to the families in need in Mozambique. This organization is truly and sincerely dedicated to improving the lives of Mozambicans by simply teaching them how to take care of themselves because they just haven't been taught how to in the past. I am amazed every day by what this organization does!

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Care For Life is an amazing organization if you want a life changing experience for yourself. Going to Africa will make a person realize the impact individuals have on them. Going to the baby orphanage is to me, the most amazing part. I became attatched to the children. They have so much light in their eyes and just want love and attention. The babies and kids, right when you enter, come running up to you with arms wide open. I became extremely sttatched to one baby and saying goodbye to her was one of the hardest things I have ever done! Care For lifes teachings and tactic help the people realize they can do everything themselves. When you teach the children weaving and sewing they just want to learn and listen. You love these children in a matter of minutes and form a bond with them that is undescribeable. I love Care For Life and Africa. I would do it again without any hesitation.

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  

I have always wanted to help those in extreme poverty but never knew how best to do it. I read about Care for Life in the Deseret News and I felt that their methods were effective and brought about permanent change. I read more about them on their website. I was impressed by their statistics and their focus on family and self-sustenance. I love that they do not give handouts but teach families and communities to make goals and accomplish them. After people meet their goals Care for Life rewards them with things they could not have obtained on their own, but they still had to earn it. Its a beautiful system and I believe it is the answer to extreme poverty worldwide. We have many resources to help people but unless we change lives and teach people to take care of themselves, those resources will be wasted. I felt like finding this organization was an answer to prayers. I'm not able to volunteer abroad but I looked at their website and found an opportunity to be a photo editor. I edit photos taken by volunteers in Mozambique so they can be used for the media. Now I feel like i am making a real and permanent difference. I love to edit photos of those people in Mozambique and see the joy in their faces. I know that Care for Life has brought them hope for the future and joy in the present.

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 worked with Care For Life in Mozambique during May-June 2012. I was so impressed not only with the approach that Care For Life takes in helping villages in Africa, but more importantly their results. So many health and family issues, based on the statistics, are wildly improved for the villagers. I walked among the residents of several villages near Beira, Mozambique and talked with many adults and children. Every person explained that their lives were better after Care For Life began working with them. I personally observed the Care For Life personnel in action. I think they do a marvelous job and yet their resources are, apparently, quite limited. I was honored to have been of some little help.

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

By personally watching the villagers and talking with them I am satisfied that great improvements are being made. Also, Care For Life extensively documents progress toward family and community goals.

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?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I can't express strongly enough how much I enjoyed meeting new people and being able to talk, communicate with the villagers. I continue to desire to help where I can.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

People want to improve themselves and their families, event though they have so little. I was impressed that with the right kind of help (education) many lives can be improved in multiple ways.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I started working with Care for Life in 2011 working with their social media. Within no time I was planning ways I could learn Portugese or get myself to Africa to help in Mozambique. I've always been skeptical of non-profits because I worry about what happens when the organization moves on from the people they have been helping. Everything I have seen about the way they organize the Family Preservation Program is geared toward self-sufficiency for the people of Mozambique. Everyone can feel good about a program that teaches people how to garden and create a better life for themselves -- without a single handout. That's incredible.

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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