Lotus Outreach

Rating: 5 stars   8 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Health, Human Services

Location: PO Box 60351 Sacramento CA 95860 USA

Mission: Lotus Outreach is dedicated to ensuring the education, health and safety of at-risk and exploited women and children in the developing world. Lotus Outreach achieves its mission by supporting the development of grassroots projects in vulnerable communities. By working with local people and organizations, Lotus Outreach ensures the local ownership, cultural relevance and cost effectiveness of each project.
Target demographics: women and children
Direct beneficiaries per year: 30,000 women and children
Geographic areas served: India and Cambodia
Programs: access to education and economic empowerment
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EIN 80-0013909
888.831.9990
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I'm met most of Lotus Outreaches volunteer staff and can see they all give huge amounts of time and heartful energy to this small but mighty NGO. LO reports are easy to read and show clearly they have continued to deliver almost all of the funds they collect to the recipients over the course of many years.
I have travelled to Cambodia and spent a long time in India where Lotus Outreach programs are operating and met many of the program recipients. Its easy to see how LO works on the ground as an with grass roots NGOs but also pays attention to the big picture by working to bring about structural change. The Lotus Education as a right networking program in Mewat, near Delhi India for instance, began by mobilizing highly illiterate village Indians to fight from the bottom up for improvement in the government schools which seemed in an almost hopeless state and lobbying a disinterested education directorate from the top down. Now, after a couple of years of intense work, the LEARN program is working WITH a cooperative government to completely renovate all aspects of these schools within 12 months. On November 11 this years the Prime Minister of India will announce the campaign Lotus has helped the government create at Mewat as a National Campaign!! Most people would laugh at the tiny budget all this has been achieved with. I have seen this kind of approach in many LO programs and give them two thumbs and 7 stars for authentic social development with an eye on long term solutions.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Admittedly, as LO's development manager, my opinion is biased. But my commitment to this organization is a testament to its value. LO makes a real difference to people who are forgotten and overlooked, but integral to reversing the scourge of global poverty. And it happens on a shoestring budget - LO is one to watch!

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

I read and write reports every day about the lives that have been changed by this nonprofit.

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

nominate them for nonprofit of the year.

 
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