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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: AIDS, Family Planning, Health, International, International Development, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

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. 

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pathfinder is a most inspriing and important orgnaization. It strted as an organization to help women with family planning, but has expanded to fund women's health generally and even to help with edcation and scolarships for young women. I have traveled with Pthfinder before it was Pathfinder, when Clarnece Gamble was starting out helping orgnaizations in India and Japan . Since then it has grown enormously, but still keep in toch with the poorest and most needy women on the countries it serves. It helps with childbirth, HIV-AIDS, sanitation, to alter the custom of child marriage, too early motherhood, fistula, female circumcision. It is nothing short of inspiring to visit Pathfinder sites and meet the workers.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

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Pathfinder have really gone far in reaching the unreached. ofcourse the challenge is still great but they really try within their means.In Uganda for instance, they are operating in the more needy areas like Northern Uganda instead of concentrating in the Central where its easier and much more cheaper to work, but of course with immense duplication and resource wastage. Bravo, Pathfinder, just like their name!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am not sure how long Pathfinder has been an NGO, but when I began to take notice I was amazed only because I receive several emails from NGOs. And at the point I began to tell myself there isn't any thing else that could, should. or would attrack my attention it did.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I got to know pathfinder through wrongly addressed mail in my mailbox but i never regret it. Being a health worker, i'm greatly impresed by how Pathfinder is strongly advocating for the reproductive health especially of girls and women. The success stories are a great proof the someting considered simple can positively change a woman's life somewhere. It is also very touching to see that they are willing to receive anything one can donate to change a life. Bravo Pathfinder.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I remember when the gag rule was still in force, and Pathfinder wrote series of articles on the Gay rule, and advocated for its withdrawal. Pathfinder was the only organisation at that time that I knew was passionate about ensuring that reproductive health rights was not violated by the gag rule....

Thank you to Pathfinder for staying stong, even in the weakest of times...

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pathfinder offers an impressive array of reproductive health care services to women around the world. After studying in West Africa, I began paying greater attention to stories from that region of the world. Pathfinder's work in West Africa is exceptional. Reproductive health care services require a high degree of cultural sensitivity and Pathfinder manages to integrate these services into high-risk populations beautifully.

Review from Guidestar