DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS RESOURCES

Rating: 4.93 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Food, International

Location: 8321 Terrace Dr El Cerrito CA 94530 USA

Mission: Up-lift of needy communities, Priorities areas are: (1) Minimizing preventable deaths and illnesses; (2)Improving educational levels, and (3) Increasing incomes. DIR's approach is strictly scientific, with measurement of quantifiable indicators before and after interventions.
Programs: Present programs are all in India, serving approx 32,000 beneficiaries
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

Seeing and talking to the people the program serves.

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

Clone Dr. Shaw. Seriously, I would document the processes so that the program can be easily replicated.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

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.

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

seeing children being vaccinated and seeing the results of improved infant nutrition.

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

well trained and dedicated to improving conditions in the slum.

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

expand to many different communities and train local people to improve the health and education of their community

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-12-01

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