Pathfinder International

Rating: 4.73 stars   41 reviews

Issues: Health, International, Reproductive Rights

Location: 9 Galen St Ste 217 Watertown MA 02472 USA

Mission: Pathfinder International’s mission is to ensure that people everywhere have the right and opportunity to live a healthy reproductive life. 
Geographic areas served: Pathfinder has brought reproductive health care to tens of millions of people in more than 120 countries in Africa, Asia, the Near East, Latin America, and Europe. Today, our 800-plus employees work alongside more than 300 local partner organizations, helping implement 60 regional and multi-national programs in more than 25 countries
Programs:

 Since 1999, Pathfinder’s Geração Biz program has improved access to sexual and reproductive health and HIV prevention information and services for young people aged 10-24. Pathfinder is implementing the project in all 11 of the country’s provinces in collaboration with the Government of Mozambique and civil society youth associations. Identified as a best practice by the World Bank, Geração Biz increases young people’s access to youth-friendly clinical services by integrating youth-friendly services into existing public sector facilities and through adolescent-only clinics. Information about these services is disseminated by a national network of peer educators who are trained by the project to engage young people in discussions about sexuality, teen pregnancy, abortion, HIV and AIDS, and other sexually transmitted infections, and provide them with contraceptives to promote safe, responsible, and gender-sensitive sexual and reproductive behavior. 

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pathfinder International does so much work to help people in need around the world. They help the hungry and the poor, women, children, and families through their work.

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

many ways. I have heard so much about things that Pathfinder has done to help people, from grassroots charity, to lobbying to different governments.

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

change nothing. I believe that there is nothing more that they could do other than expand their program, which they are already doing.

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Pathfinder International does so much work to help people in need around the world. They help the hungry and the poor, women, children, and families through their work.

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

many ways. I have heard so much about things that Pathfinder has done to help people, from grassroots charity, to lobbying to different governments.

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

change nothing. I believe that there is nothing more that they could do other than expand their program, which they are already doing.

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?

Likely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 3 stars  

i have been involved in so many undertakings pertaining voluntary work in assisting the need in a society.from the experiences i have heard in kenya especially during the post election violence when i roamed around western region in kenya to help those who were subjected to ethnicity discrimination because of their political stand etc. I remember at one time having ran short of finances because of providing basic needs to some guys whom I did not even know their background status but because of their needs I had to spend up to last penny until a friends came to our rescue.
Despite the fact that I did all that, I came across this NGO by the name pathfinder international which has really moved me a lot from whatever volunteer work they are doing. If wishes were horses 25 percent of global earnings could be channelled to fund it and enhance a better world for you and me.I was touched by the organisations work in ethiopia, kenya,just to name but a few states. In future I look forward to working close with the non profit- making pathfinder international so that it can reach too far many people who need this assistance e.g boy - girl child for a better tomorrow. WYCLIFFE KHAEMBA

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

experiences partly in Kenya and Ethiopia but not so much.

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

Most changes that I could make to this organization is may be work from within itself locally or international i.e in south sudan, ethiopia, kenya under their guidance.

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

As a former Pathfinder employee, who was able to see the organization's programs first-hand, I continue to donate to Pathfinder because of how efficiently they carry out their important mission. Pathfinder's programs are developed to suit the needs of the local community; the substantial reliance on nationals, instead of expats, is one example of this local focus. I have seen that this organizational choice allows for greater access to the community and ultimately a deeper impact through its programs. I am truly grateful that Pathfinder values and supports local professionals to carry out its work and that is why I stay connected with the organization.

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

seeing the improvements to hospitals in Ghana through private donations to Pathfinder.

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

give them more funding.

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Rating: 4 stars  

Pathfinders continuously over the years aids the most disenfranchised members of our world community. Bless them.

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

Reading their emails.

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

Also, have them address the root causes of hunger, poverty and human rights abuse.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is an incredible organization that works to create a better life for families around the world, by empowering adults in impoverished countries to take control over the most important of decisions: when and whether to have children, and whether they are best situated to care for those children. If you think about overpopulation, the environment, and the global economy, you soon realize that this is one of the very most important causes in existence today; one that needs our urgent and wholehearted support.

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

The families I have met in countries where women would not have been granted a choice about the timing of their family planning or the lives they would lead, until Pathfinder gave them the necessary tools and support.

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

Make it much bigger, through funding and personnel expansion!

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