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April 11, 2012

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April 11, 2012

ICA to me is the ultimate non profit organization. I have personally seen the integrity of ICA both overseas and here at home. I have worked with many organizations but not one of them could hold a candle to the level of excellence that is ICA's standard.

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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

April 10, 2012

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April 10, 2012

At the request of my sister, I offered some time to help set up an office and filing system when ICA grew beyond what could be handled from the home office of Pat and Sue Bradley. This led to learning and believing in the mission, values and work God has directed for ICA. Although I have not been on a mission trip, I am thankful for the support role I can offer in helping provide for orphans, widows, young girls and hungry families in Ethiopia, Afghanistan and elsewhere.

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

Working personally with the founders, the very few staff and other volunteers so that efficient use of donated funds is achieved. Hearing personally from volunteers who travel on the mission trips.

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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?

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

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

Definitely...a new world of people living out their Christian faith by helping those in need.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I continue to value the support I can provide.

April 9, 2012

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April 9, 2012

International Crisis Aid is easily the best non-profit that I have not only ever worked with, but also ever seen! Their vision and goals are in helping people, serving children, and freeing the oppressed. They do not focus on marketing themselves, as many non-profits do these days. Instead, ICA spends its budget and resources empowering people to live life as it is truly meant to be lived; whole and serving others. There is no other non-profit that will be able to parallel or even come close to the depth of impact that ICA has had on peoples' lives. I challenge anyone to take a trip with them and see the health, love, and life ICA brings to families and children all around the world. It is truly unparalleled.

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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?

2012

September 7, 2013

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1 previous review
May 26, 2010

As part of a trip to Ethiopia to help disadvantaged people to better their lives, we spent two days trying to rescue young women out of the rampant prostitution in Addis Ababa. The effort started wit... more

September 7, 2013

There are many opportunities to donate money and time to serve the less fortunate in this world. In ICA I found an organization that puts the funds they receive to excellent use. I have witnessed first hand the impact ICA has had both in Africa and here in the US. On various medical trips I have witnessed personally the effectiveness of ICA's programs in saving children and whole families from malnutrition. I have seen how the ICA leadership has personally worked and sacrificed to better the lives of people in poverty stricken areas in Africa, people that were motivated to better their lives. The stories are endless: the girls that were rescued from sex trafficking and who i have personally seen change from destitution to successful tradespersons just because they were given an opportunity by ICA. The families that were provided the knowledge and tools ( including the seeds) to grow better crops to become more self supporting. The children that were saved from starvation.

The stories of changed lives abound, too mamy to share here. The reason that I support ICA goes beyond the story of changed lives. It is also the integrity of the leadership that provides me the assurance that my donations are put to good and effective use.

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

Wish the donation level would go up. Last year we had to turn families away from nurtition aid because funding and food supplies were exhausted. The sheer volume of malnourished children was overwhelming and exhausted our team's ability to help. The fact that we had to turn starving children away haunts me to this day!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

May 26, 2010
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As part of a trip to Ethiopia to help disadvantaged people to better their lives, we spent two days trying to rescue young women out of the rampant prostitution in Addis Ababa. The effort started with a trip to the city's infamous red light district. We were broken up into teams and instructed to strike up conversations with young prostitutes and try to get them interested in attending a community service ICA helped sponsor the next day. I talked to some 10 women and encouraged them to come to the meeting the next day, and tried to make them see a way out of their dead end life style. A few responded very positively and actually showed up the next day, where I talked to them in more depth about the training opportunities ICA offers and the opportunity to be placed in a safe house as away to start over in life. After returning to the States ICA representatives in Addis Ababa followed up with the women; even though there was interest ICA is funding-constrained and out of capacity in the safe houses for now. We are not giving up; it is very frustrating to see chances to rescue these women slip through your fingers. But like Churchill said "never, ever give up'. So the plan is to go back later this year and reconnect and see if we can bring some of these women out of the red light district and into the safe houses. I, and with me, the entire ICA team will keep hoping, keep pressing on, and keep working to provide a better chance in life for these women. Once you have seen what we have seen, there is no turning back. And we will persevere, even it means to rescue one at a time. One of the ladies I connected with, Genet, has captured my heart and I will not rest until she is safe.

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

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Angacha, Ethiopia

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 17, 2010

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May 17, 2010

I have volunteered with many organizations here in the states and have spent time as a volunteer with a larger non-profit organization, but none can compare to the passion,commitment,and transforming power that ICA delivers. From feeding programs,to child sponsorship,to their medical clinic and their rescuing of countless girls trapped in the horrors of sex trafficking, ICA is an organization that truely transforms the lives of those they help with dignity and preservation. Pat and Sue Bradley are full of compassion, integrity, and pursue their commitment to sustaining life in areas of crisis with an unyeilding strength. I have personally seen the transformation of those this organization has touched. I have been given the privledge to speak with young, terrified girls unsure of even their own shadow and see them blossom into captivating women, who are ready to go out and make a difference in the lives of others continuing the chain of love and security that they have recieved.

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

After hearing first hand the horrors experienced by those rescued by ICA from the deplorable and uncomprehensible sex trade, I have truely been broken, yet filled with the overpowering emotion of seeing lives transformed by ICA's efforts to bring safety.

Ways to make it better...

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

There are none. The only thing that ICA needs is more advocates and donors to understand the life sustaining aid that ICA brings to so many.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The opportunity to be transformed myself, to be broken, humbled, to have been able to give as well as to have recieved true and unconditional love.

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

A-W-E-S-O-M-E ! From Jennifer, here in the USA, who is able to inspire anyone she meets, to Betty and Dr. Henok, Ethiopians, who are unrelentless in their work, to the rest of the Ethiopian staff who are full of love and dedication I cannot say enough.

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

Build a new hospital in Angatcha helping hundreds of women and their children. They could open more safehouses and rescue more girls from a life of destitution in the filthy and dangerous sextrade.

Ways to make it better...

My mission was laid out before me in such a way that I knew what needed to be done, and all of the resources were supplied to help me by an Ethiopian staff full of passion and committment. I wouldn't have changed a thing.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, with more funds, the good that ICA could do would be unfathomable.

One thing I'd also say is that...

My heart has been captivated by the love shown to me by both the staff and those that ICA has helped. I will be a lifelong supporter and advocate of ICA becuase of the integrity I have seen first hand. This is one organization worth recognizing.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 17, 2010

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May 17, 2010

I was lucky enough to be able to work with ICA on three different occasions in Ethiopia. I was able to see ICA support people in helping people to help themselves to support theirselves. It was amazing to watch them in action and to be a part of it. I also was able to meet some girls rescued off the streets and given the means to expand themselves. The joy and relief on their faces are priceless. I feel such an honor to know ICA,see them in action and have been a part of such a blessing.

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

I now sponsor a young girl in Ethiopia and am honored to watch her grow and develop into a productive young lady. I know this would not have been her future without ICA.

Ways to make it better...

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

Not a thing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are organized and know the needs so we get right to what needs to get done. And not only do they care for the people of Ethiopia, they also care for the volunteers and their needs.

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

The staff and volunteers are giving and loving. You always see someone doing extra for people and giving of their own personal items to make someone elses life easier.

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

Save alot of starving people and get alot of girls off the street.

Ways to make it better...

If I could have had more time off tho help.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

The needs are great and not enough volunteers and money.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

May 15, 2010

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May 15, 2010

ICA is an amazing organization. They first caught my eye at a school organization convention. I had never heard of sex trafficking before and I defintely didn't know how rampant it is. Through my school we raised money to help support the ICA SAFE homes for girls rescued from sex trafficking. ICA was so helpful in sending us information and even sent a speaker to our school for no cost. It is such an amazing thing to see an organzation speak for those girls who have no voice. ICA is love, plain and simple. Wherever there is a great need, ICA is there to provide for the people.

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

Advocasy is one thing that ICA is all about. If you asked anyone of the junior high or highschool kids in my school what sextrafficking is, they would all be able to answer. Why? Because ICA took the time to send a speaker and send us tons of information.

Ways to make it better...

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

I really can't think of anything more. When a need arises they meet it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Knowing that I am making a difference around the world even though I live in small town America.

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

So friendly. I have developed a good relationship with a staff member. She is so helpful and I know if I have a question about something, it WILL be answered.

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

Save more girls from sex trafficking.

Ways to make it better...

I lived closer to the headquarters so I could volunteer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Lack of funds.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love ICA!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 15, 2010

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May 15, 2010

International Crisis Aid is one of the many non-profit aid orginizations I have worked with around the world. In more than 20 years of traveling to underdeveloped nations and working with numerous aid orginizations I have not come across any that compares to the integrity of ICA. International Crisis Aid has been so effective in their management of funds and people that they are able to move into areas of crisis and bring immeadiate relief amidst human suffering. I have personally seen many of their feeding programs in operation and have witnessed the before and after results of their outreach programs. Countless thousands of children, mothers and families have been literally saved from malnutrition and starvation. Many more have received medical help, including expensive surgical procedures. The efforts of International Crisis Aid to end child sex trafficking has been so successful in Ethiopia and Cambodia that they can now be used as a role model to other orginizations who wish to do the same. They are even currently working with the FBI to set up the first of many, planned in the United States. They are litterally transforming lives as they go into some of the most dangerous places on the planet and rescue girls whom society has thrown away. Their safe houses are not only a safe refuge, but a place of hope and restoration as once shattered young lives are now gaining hope, medical help and education to become productive, respectable citizens. There is no better place to invest your money to help others than in International Crisis Aid. Your funds go directly to the programs and the people who need it most.

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

I walked into the red light district in Addis Ababa & watched the Founder of ICA talk to girls trapped in prostitution. He offered a way out & provided them a new life. I met with many girls who had previously been rescued & are now completely transformed

Ways to make it better...

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

Quadruple the current staff and find more funding so that Pat Bradley and his International Crisis Aid orginization could fulfill all of their current and future goals.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Their integrity is second to none. They use their funds to provide maximum relief.

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

The staff and volunteers I have met were all very passionate about accomplishing the various outreaches of ICA. As well as friendly, respectful and always thinking of others first.

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

Open a new hospital in Angatcha, Ethiopia. Save another half million starving people in their feeding programs, rescue another 500 girls out of sex trafficking and create a whole new self supporting village of safe houses for victims of sex trafficking.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to help with their outreaches.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding!! With more money they could help so many more.

One thing I'd also say is that...

International Crisis Aid is an outstanding non-profit orginization that truly is a model for how an aid orginization should be run.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 14, 2010

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May 14, 2010

I first became interrested in International Crisis Aid (ICA) thru a friend who had spent a summer working with them in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She took bio's and pictures of children for the sponsorship program. When I saw the pictures, heard the stories, I knew the time had come when I could no longer turn the channel or page away from the images because it hurt too much to view it. My husband and myself picked a child to sponsor encourage others to do so. After going online and researching, we were/are able to recommend International Crisis Aid as an NGO who uses ALL donations properly. They have a very small staff and at least 90 cents out of every dollar goes toward the programs. In October of 2009, we were able to be part of a trip to Ethiopia. We saw how ICA is using every donation to make a difference. The feeding program at Medical CLinic that most of the people walked at least 10 miles to get to. This clinic is the only source of help/hope for too many miles to count. This clinic is being run at such a high standard that it is rated higher than most hospitals in Ethiopia. How can I begin to explain what the experience of helping to feed starving people is? I can say that each person who received food thru ICA was treated with the utmost respect and care. During the week I was able to work along side Pat Bradley the founder of ICA and staff members. At the clinic, orphanage, girls homes and while we were going thru the Red Light District, you can see what a difference ICA has made in lives in Ethiopia. For the girls at the orphanage, ICA has given them a safe place to grow, learn and develop into strong women who will make a difference in their country. For the girls rescued from the Red Light District, ICA has given them a safe home for themselves and their children. They no longer have to sell their bodies. They are being taught skills that will enable them to work at a occupation they are proud of. To build a life that is free and full of hope. For the people who now have a safe, clean Health Clinic, ICA is the difference between life and death. For the child or family that will eat today that didn't yesterday, ICA is truely all that stands certain starvation. For each of us that went in October, we will forever be changed because we see what love can do. As a Christian, I believe ICA is truely loving others as Jesus loved/loves us.

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

The peace it has given me to know that thru International Crisis Aid I can make a difference in the life of someone.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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