Miracles In Action Inc

Rating: 4.96 stars   55 reviews

Issues: International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: 241 Countryside Drive Naples FL 34104 USA

Mission: Miracles In Action volunteers seek out underserved pockets of need, whether it is a rural village of indigenous poor or an inner-city orphanage struggling to support its children. By addressing basic needs, like building schools and providing clean drinking water, we are offering hope and providing the tools for a better future.
Target demographics: Guatemalan children and families, especially Mayan.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known Miracles founder Penny since she began working in Guatemala with Airline Ambassadors and before she founded Miracles. I know of no other charity where you can make a donation and then get to see where it goes. Build a school and you are there for the opening. Donate a stove and you can see the home it is installed in. Miracles makes sustainable aid in Guatemala that makes a difference in every life it touches.

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From the early days of taking shoes, toys and blankets, this charity has progressed to building schools, vocational training, libraries, clean water and wells for villages, vented cooking stoves, family planning and so much more. I know of no other charity where 100% of your donation goes to the project you support and if you contribute to build a school, you as the donor get to go and see what you have built and see the gratitude of every child and adult in the village you have helped. Penny, the founder and CEO of Miracles is an amazing lady with so much vision for a brighter tomorrow for Guatemala with the sustainable aid she provides.

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I have seen this organization grow from the beginning and am still amazed at all that has been accomplished.

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I love that this organization began with one person. One person that was not only willing to SEE extreme poverty while on vacation, but one person that DID SOMETHING about what they saw.
It is amazing what a difference one person can make. So many schools! So many lives touched.
Thank you Penny and your amazing Mom, for starting this remarkable organization.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the concept of "teaching how to fish" instead of handing out a fish...Building schools, libraries, installing wood stoves, providing clean water, helping future generations to have an opportunity to have a better life. These are some of the reasons for which I strongly support Mira les in Action. Needless to say, the fact that one hundred percent of the donation goes to the project, makes it a no brainier to choose this charity over any other in Guatemala or elsewhere. I've had the opportunity to meet board members, partners and donors and they are all people with a desire to work for others enthusiastically and with a lot of love. I wish there were more stars to give this great charity.

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I really like that 100% of the donations go directly to the projects. I'm involved in this organization in many capacities, but writing as a donor, I feel that my donation makes a true impact! I like to see how lives are changed and improved with our donor dollars. A little bit goes a long way, as funds are directed to on-the-ground projects without bureaucracy and red tape bogging down progress.

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Keep focusing on the most impact for $ spent!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our family's foundation has given to many non-profits over the past 15 year but only at Miracles in Action does 100% of your contribution go to those in need. Miracles in Action covers it's own expenses through separate yard sales and fund raisers. This is incredible and unprecedented in the non-profit world, but so true of Penny.

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Keep doing what they're doing!

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MIA came into my life in Jan 2013 when I was invited to join Penny and her group to visit the "bottle schools"that MIA has been helping the Mayan villagers build. The " miracle" was in the smiling faces of the children and parents and in the promise of a better life through education and health. Also impressive ws the fact that 100% of their donations go toward buying water filters and vented stoves etc which are made locally.I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and dedication of the many young workers we met there especially Pedro Rodriguez who has been successfully promoting the growing and cooking of highly nutritious local plants and grains. Thank you Penny Christie Pedro and all the other volunteers. You are my #1 charity among all others. Jolex

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have known about Miracles in Action for at least 6 years or so and had made smaller donations. Last November I was moved to make a more significant donation, and was stunned to be invited to Guatemala to see how my donation would help in the building of schools, and generally improving life for villagers there. Penny Rambacher, Christie Brown, and Pedro gave me and two others a personalized tour for a week. I am so impressed by the networking that this group does, and was happy to meet so many other dedicated people, and also have the opportunity to meet the locals in their homes- families who struggle to give the best they can to their improve their living standards with the help they receive. I learned so much of the history and the civil war there. Miracles is trying to reintroduce native crops, like chia and chaya, back to the land and people. It is my intent to continue supporting this wonderful group, especially with 100% of contributions going directly to projects.

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Encourage a whole lot of people to find out about the great work they are doing - they are already doing it, but I wish more people would get involved.

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I truly appreciate all the work being done in Guatemala to improve the lives of the Mayan people. As as educator, I totally believe that the "road oout of poverty' is by educating the populace. Bu working with the local population, giving them what they know they need, and offering education in a variety of formats, progress is being made in this region. I have recently donated what is a significant amount of money in terms of my family's income, because I know it will be put to good use.

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Have it grow so that it has "chapters" across the USA

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I have been impressed with everyone I have met who works with Miracles in Action. They are committed to making a real and long-term difference in Guatemala through education. They also work to meet short term needs, from nutrition education to giving out eyeglasses.

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Sponsoring a school and leaving that legacy was a wonderful and fulfilling experience. The impact on the village and those families was so heartfelt.

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