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April 19, 2011

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April 19, 2011

My name is ibrahim, one of the orphaned children from Malawi who have been taking care of by this organization, Little Field Home from 2005 to present. I got a scholarship to come to America to study at Hebron Academy in Maine through this organization. Am very happy for this organisation and i dont know how to thank this organization because they are doing a lot of things to me. Donate to this organization to help us have good future. GOD BE WITH YOU ALL FOR CHANGING LIVES OF ORPHAN CHILDREN through this organization.

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all donation goes directly to the vulnerable and orphan children in malawi to help them have good future.

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i would volunteer to this and donate to this organization

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April 19, 2011

Friends of Little Field Home is an outstanding organization. The organization's goals have expanded from helping individual orphans in the local Malawian community to designing and implementing programs that will benefit the entire community by providing employment to the most poverty stricken areas. In addition, Friends of Little Field Home helps to reduce the number of orphans through family planning and HIV awareness, as well as providing a solid education so that young girls build their self-confidence and will choose not to have children at a very young age.

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I have watched the growth of this organization from before it was certified as an official not-for-profit. I have also talked to many of the volunteers that have gone to Malawi. They all report that their experience was life-changing.

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I would continue to brainstorm other ways to raise money for Little Field Home, including the fundraisers, marathons and student trips so that the organization would never have to wait on an important project or not have the money to send an orphan to secondary school.

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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?

2011

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April 19, 2011

I went in summer of 2008 with a friend to help start a medical clinic at the orphanage. What I found was incredible; after an ordeal to get there, we stepped out of our vehicle to find 60 beautiful children circling around us. With the sun setting over the horizon these children smiled, danced and sang these simple words; "we are happy, we are happy, we are happy today". I looked around and saw the faces of fellow volunteers and the founder, who I had never met. The common thread were tears. Raw emotion, love bleeding out, hope in the air. The weeks that followed transformed me from a volunteer to an advocate. With education and some support we give these children a chance at a productive life and the opportunity to step up and help themselves and their community. My wife and I personally sponsor a family of seven; we invite you to join us in supporting Janet, Bill and the entire Little Field Home mission. Check out the website for more info; www.littlefieldhome.org

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looking in the eyes of these children. The results over the last several years have been astounding. Currently two children are in America at Hebron Academy in Maine; both are honor students. Dozens are now in private education in Malawi and our first college student will start in the fall!

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continue to fund an "on the ground" person full-time to continue the work and monitor the process. This change will be coming in 2011!

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April 19, 2011

I think our organization is unique in how we operate. We have developed a collaborative program with not only our partner committee in M'Pamila, but also with other community committees to ensure our programs are being run properly and that they are effective. This system has allowed a greater amount of people from the community to be involved in program development, and program assessment. While we do have direct oversight from our Organization for all of our programs, it is very important to us to have our programs being run and evaluated by the community members who are most impacted by the programs. The only way in which this system works is if there is a strong communication line between all the committees, and with our organization. We feel lucky that this type of communication exists.

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I have been involved in this organization since 2005 and I have visited our programs in Malawi eight times since 2006. Our organization has had its share of ups and downs, but we have used our experiences to better serve our donors and our beneficiaries. We feel that the more input we get from our donors, our volunteers, and other organizations like ours, helps us be more effective at what we do.

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I think we are still continuing to improve our media communication. It can be frustrating sometimes to not be able to keep our donors and volunteers up to date on our current programs. It is hard because so much happens so far away, but we are still looking into ways to keep the people who support us more in tuned to our programs.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I helped found this organization in 2006.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Right now it is on assisting the local HIV Outreach Committee, assisting in education needs in the community (including providing tuition scholarships to secondary school students), making preparations for a micro finance farming project to begin in September, and conservation projects related to clean water and the Ntchisi Forest Reserve.

What is its top priority in the long run?

We hope to expand our outreach programs to specificly target orphans and vulnerable children, as well as provide a water source to 7 neighboring villages. We also have plans to work with the Ntchisi Forest Commission on developing more expansive programs to reduce the illegal logging being done in the rain forest.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Friends of Little Field Home is an amazing experience. Not only do you get the opportunity to see the animals you love on a Safari in Zambia and visit the beautiful Lake Malawi you get to immerse yourself in a culture completely out of your comfort zone. You are able to challenge yourself and grow as a person. My experience with Little Field Home is one that will change my life and the way I view things forever. For 3 days you live with a family in the village living the way they live. The rest of the time is spent living with other volunteers and everyday waking up to love orphaned children, teaching and educating in order to help them see opportunities in their future. Don't miss such an amazing opportunity for yourself.

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my everyday life. I have learned patience and I have grown and matured as a person. I will always stay attached to Little Field Home no matter where I am in life.

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

Have more group meetings while on the trip in order to discuss mine and other peoples experiences while in a completely different culture and country.

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Assist at a fundraiser, do a book drive, spread awareness about HIV/AIDS. Join our marathon/half marathon team. In Malawi, in three hours you could hold an orphan, teach a child, conduct a workshop on HIV/AIDS, plant seeds with a farmer, do a loan interview with a loan officer etc... Volunteer