OBAT HELPERS INC

Rating: 4.76 stars   29 reviews

Issues: International, Economic Development

Location: 1100 W. 42nd St Ste. 125 A Indianapolis IN 46208 USA

Mission: Our mission is to work for the welfare, support and rehabilitation of indigent, stateless and displaced people. The primary focus is to alleviate the suffering of thousands of stateless people stranded in refugee camps in Bangladesh. Our goal is to provide them with better living conditions, education and economic empowerment.
Target demographics: the Urdu speaking community also known as stranded Pakistanis perishing in slum like camps since 42 years,
Geographic areas served: Bangladesh
Programs: 7 schools 4 tutoring centers 4 computer training centers 2 health clinics; 1 mobile health clinic A microfinance program Vocational centers- 2 sewing training centers Community projects such as building of latrines, drains and sewers Construction of tubewells for clean drinking water-6 tubewells
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 47-0946122
317-203-0603
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Rating: 5 stars  

OBAT Helpers' story, remains the most inspiring story for me. It is a story of taking action to make the world a better place, for people who have known nothing but hard life. The dedication and selflesness of the people in OBAT, the mission they take to heart, the hard work and their energy to live true to the organization's mission, does indeed far exceeds my expectations and by far, of all the people of have heard of the organization and its mission. OBAT is not merely a non-profit organization, it doesn't take donations and buy "stuff" for the displaced Pakistanis (Biharis) who live in the camps in Bangladesh, OBAT empowers, educates and builds foundation to improve the lives of the Biharis. I consider myself lucky and honored to be part of OBAT and to know the people who work for OBAT.

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Rating: 5 stars  

ObatHelpers makes a difference for a group of people that nobody else is thinking about. If ObatHelpers wasn't serving the Stranded Bihari's they would have no services. ObatHelpers is making a difference through meaningful and transformative programs. Micro-lending, training, education, healthcare all help these people transition into Bangladeshi society as productive members.

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

Figure out a way to raise a lot more money. They are doing a lot with very little. Imagine what they could do with a lot of money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

OBAT Helpers is a great organization to be a part of as a volunteer and donor. The initiatives that they have started to empower the people in the camps have made a tremendous difference in many lives and will continue to do so in the future. The staff and volunteers are helpful and show pride in being a part of OBAT.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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