Khadarlis

Rating: 4.68 stars   69 reviews

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Location: 99 Academy Ave Providence RI 02908 USA

Mission: Khadarlis is a non-profit organization dedicated to working with communities, children and families worldwide to alleviate poverty and social inequality. Khadarlis is motivated by the fact that some of our board members have families and ties to the country and the communities we serve. We actively fight the conditions of the poor and disenfranchised as a demonstration of unconditional love for all.
Results: Our work started with Jimmi, Senehun, Kpawama and Bandajuma in the Bargbo Chiefdom in the Bo District of Sierra Leone. We have since expanded our outreach and currently have active projects in Sierra Leone, Guatemala and Rhode Island. Khadarlis’ goal is to reinstitute civil infrastructure. Since 2007, our organization has focused on education, water and sanitation, health care, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, agriculture, solar electricity and housing in Sierra Leone. Khadarlis is proud to collaborate with Niños Del Lago in Panajachel, Guatemala to provide educational/school resources to the newly built summer camp. Here, children will enjoy a summer camp experience similar to those found in the U.S., which incorporates a positive educational curriculum and respect for the environment. Khadarlis will match all educational materials sent to Sierra Leone to Niños Del Lago. Locally, the Khadarlis Community Outreach Center serves the greater Providence area. We are partnered with state community action agencies to provide free household goods to low-income and homeless Rhode Islanders moving into homes or apartments. Our organization collaborates with Gifts in Kind-International – also known as Good360 – and receives donated items from stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond for distribution through the program. Qualifying applicants can select up to five items to help them transition into their new residence.
Target demographics: Villages in Sierra Leone, West Africa; low-income children in Guatemala; low-income children and adults in Providence, Rhode Island
Direct beneficiaries per year: 200-400 persons
Geographic areas served: Sierra Leone; Guatemala; Providence, Rhode Island
Programs: Our organization works through strategic partnerships and applies advocacy, catalytic assistance, innovation, participatory and right-based approaches to development work. We work by promoting civic empowerment, self-help and self-sufficiency for economic and sustainable development. Our past projects have included community empowerment through building and sustaining wells, local community centers and schools, as well as supplementing medical supplies to peripheral health units.
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Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I were struggling with homework with our two boys. I mentioned it to Aisha and she said to me with a warm smile, bring them over after school we will help. I have seen my sons grade go from ones and twos to three and four. We are so lucky to have khadarlis in our community.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

Khadarlis has helped my family through some rough times in our lives and for that we are thankful for them. Thanks Khadarlis

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 4 stars  

Khadarlis helped me when I was down and out. I got an apartment through Housing and they helped me with sheets, a blow up bed and lots of house stuff we needed.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 3 stars  

Every so often I stop by khadarlis and every so often they are willing to help me. which is more than other organizations I went for help to.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Quite well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started at this organization as a volunteer, then staff member, and now proud Board Member. My commitment to this organization wouldn't have spanned over 5 years and counting if I didn't truly believe in the impact khadarlis is having in communities, particularly in the lives of young women and girls. I've been able to witness firsthand how khadarlis approaches their work through an empowerment framework working directly with children, families, and communities. .

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 4 stars  

Service Learning brought a team of six of Us from Bryant University to Khadarlis. At first we were not sure how the whole system will work, toward to end it was such a wonderful experience that two of us decided to stay on after our project. Great experience and wonderful people.

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?

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?

2009

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've served on the board of this remarkable organization almost since its inception. Founders are an inspiration, and the organization's mission is close to my heart: offering a viable alternative to a better and brighter world; amazing work they do in Sierra Leone.

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?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2007

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Rating: 5 stars  

My children love to be at khadarlis, the parties, the fun games, help with homework, and for me a free after day school program that help me work and stay in School if khadarlis was not in my area I will never be able to go to School. Thanks khadarlis

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 4 stars  

Life has a way of throwing us a uncertainty in life. Homeless and fighting Our way back to housing, khadarlis was there to help us locate a landlord that understood our situation and could work with us with our current situation. Darlis Gave us all the items we needed to start living in the apartment as we move from shelter to an apartment. For that we will be forever thankful.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am in a wheelchair & can't handle a full-time job outside the home. Khadarlis has been a great place to get my start in grant writing. I started in May, 2011 & have written 3 grants, so far. It is very interesting work & I'm blessed to have a place that let's me learn as I go. While none of my grants have been officially approved yet I look forward to learning from possible denials. Aisha is the best-her passion, enthusiasm & energy are enviable! She is also very supportive & just wrote a grad school recommendation letter for me. The only real down side is phone tag. But that's inevitable, I live in Arizona. Looking forward to several more years at Khadarlis!

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

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