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February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

This is the most dedicated group of people to whom I have ever contributed. They have helped so many become self sufficient and done so at a very low cost.

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Through their reports in Nicaragua

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They need more contributions

February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

Very professional, transparent organization with good donor and volunteer communications. Great objectives and implementation.

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I have met with several EP representatives and hosted information sessions to spread the word and bring in more donors and volunteers.

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Keep up the good work

February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

hi i am wilbert and the best experience i ever had is when i met El porvenir i never thought that the labor of el porvenir was so great full
and now i am part of this beautifull NGO. I have seen poor very poor people that don´t have safe drink water and the problem of sanitation, i sed my
self o god i have never thought that exist this problem. what can i do to help these people, because i don´t have money and i am not rich enough but now i am working with El porvenir I´M the driver, I also work in logistic area and try to apply all my knowledge to help in whatever that i can help.

this is my way to help and put my grain of sand.
in this charitable work.

thank you for let me tale my experience with el porvenir and remenber

the communities need your grain of sand.
wilbert Acevedo

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YES

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JUST FOR INPROVEMENT

February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

I had the honor to be able to go to EP two times already with other members of my Church, I am blessed enough to get to go this year also.
I feel what I give is nothing compare to what the people give to us. Its not only about the work it's also about getting to know new friends and learning
about theirs lives. MK Clovis CA.

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I think its a great organization.

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I would not chance anything.

February 17, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 17, 2011

I have been on two work trips, in 2005 and 2009. Accommodations are basic in a very poor country like Nicaragua, but we were always well-fed and safely housed. Volunteers assist in building wells, latrines, or wash stations. Handyman skills are not required, and all tools and supplies are provided. I find the work to be enjoyable and personally rewarding. The groups I've been on were very friendly and enjoyed socializing at the hotel each evening. We work hard and accomplish a lot in just a week. A couple of additional days are spent sightseeing and doing cultural excursions. These too are fun and enlightening. I've seen the sea, lakes, volcanos, markets, museums, and more. I strongly support El Porvenir and have become a regular donor and board member as well.

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I've seen how grateful and enthusiastic the Nicaragua community members are about getting assistance in obtaining a lined well, latrines, and wash stations. They put in hundreds of hours of physical labor to help their own communities, and they sincerely appreciate the assistance of visitors. I've heard community members talk about the dignity of finally having a solid, lined latrine to use, rather than going behind a bush or risking a rickety and smelly old latrine.

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

spread the word more!

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

I led a mission team for our church to work with El Porvenir last summer. It was a truly fantastic experience, and a very easy decision to lead another team to work with them again this summer. Key reasons:

1. Their development model works. Local communities come to them with a desire
for a project and the El Porvenir and the community work in partnership every step of the way. The combination of community sweat equity + education + ongoing support means that the projects have a lasting impact on community health and pride. This is work that matters... and most projects are fully Nicaragua-owned.

2. Their brigade coordinator was extremely helpful as we got our team organized. They were responsive to our interests and needs, and put together a fantastic program tailored to our team.

3. They are fantastic hosts. The El Porvenir staff did everything possible to make the experience a positive one for our team. The focused on our health and safety. They ensured that we were able to have a positive experience at the worksite - that we knew what work needed to be done and trained us how to do it and also (and even more importantly) helped us connect with the community. They added educational components to help make the experience more meaningful, from a lecture on Nicaraguan history, to visiting a school to touring a local health clinic.

This was the first international mission experience our church had had in a long time. It was an extraordinarily easy to make the decision to lead another team next year. I hope I will have the opportunity to work for El Porvenir for many years to come.

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Providing safe, clean water to Nicaraguans

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Clone our hosts, Jimmy and Catalina

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

I spent a week on a Brigade helping a small village build a lavandero, near the well that El Porvenir helped them to build. It was a life changing experience for me. I had traveled in under-developed countries before, but never had been able to personally get to know the people and see how they live in their homes. The need is so great there, the people so wonderful, and El Porvenir does an outstanding job of working volunteers. Though originally I had thought the Brigade was expensive for participant, I came home knowing it was some of the best spent money in my life.

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the way it has improved the health and quality of life for rurual citizens of Nicaragua - the health of all, and the quality of life especially for the women and children.

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

can't think of a thing, other than to receive more donations, in order to help more Nicaraguans!

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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?

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?

2010

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

Have been to Nicaragua 4 times to work on reforestation and sanitation projects. One of the highlites of my life. So much has to be done, but a lot statrs with clean water. It really makes a difference in peoples lives as seen by the helping hand they gave us and the smiles and tears at the completion of the work. Hope to go back again.
Calvin

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Nicaragua

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

Encourage it to do even more.

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

Nicaragua is said to be the 2nd poorest country in the hemisphere. After a nine day vol experience at a remote village with homes made of thin adobe near Dario, Nic, I dont believe it. Maybe they didnt have much money but the children were happy, bright and healthy. The cows were fat, horses and chickens were fit but the dogs showed their ribs. The people gave us four volunteers a fiesta after we helped them plumb and build a handwash station and erect three new latrines. About 150 of them gathered at the school to watch musicians, dancers and hear poetry. They gave speeches that made us feel appreciated and ripped apart a fat pinata full of candy. El Porvenir delivers over 90% of donations directly to the people. Ive seen their offices and there are no comfortable chairs.....Robert Burnett

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El Sauce, Nica, 2010 and at Dario, Nica in Feb 2011

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They are pretty good all the way across the board.

February 16, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 16, 2011

I have worked on 3 different projects with El Porvenir in the past. The solutions that they help to bring to the communities is life-changing. Where there was no clean water, wells were built, re-forestation was undertaken, latrines were built, and facilities for washing and bathing were constructed. The villages now have an incredible different look. Clean & healthy is the order of the day. And there is a pride that the people have with themselves and there neighbors. This is a most important organization & the work they do is responsible financially and effective

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Nicaragua

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

Nothing..it is incredibly well run & effective

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