Supporting good works has always been important to me, but it's hard to be certain that my money goes to help the people who need it, rather than line someone else's pockets. I KNOW money donated to DIR goes to help the people, because after hearing about the success of Dr. Shaw's projects, and seeing first hand the work in Janta colony, I volunteered to be the treasurer of DIR. The success of the work DIR does is unparalleled as far as I know, and is tremendous - in terms of lives saved and helped - any way you want to measure it.
My wife and I visited Janta Colony, Chandigarh, India two years ago. We were most imprissed with the bright and eager young people that Dr. Shaw was training to be health providers in their local districts. These people had been chosen by the residents of their districts. They had developed a sense of self worth and responsibility for care of the people in their district. Through their efforts, nutrition, immunization, and basic health probrams were being greatly improved. Since that time a school has been established for young children other educational programs have been greatly expanded. Dr. Shaw works tirelessly for these programs without any thought of personal financial gain.