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February 20, 2011

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February 20, 2011

Pathfinder International helps empower the world's poorest women to have healthier families by spacing their pregnancies, through education and contraceptives. Maternal death rates are greatly reduced with training for mid-wives, devices to control excessive bleeding after delivery, and tetanus vaccines. All of their work is done in a culturally sensitive manner, so Pathfinder's work is welcomed, not seen as intrusive or insulting.

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Pathfinder International has a very informative website as well as regular mailings to help me feel involved in their successes, with stories of women whose lives have been bettered with family planning and proper medical care during difficult pregnancies.

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So many more people could be helped by Pathfinder if only there was more funding- the work they do is so important and saves so many lives.

February 17, 2011

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February 17, 2011

I have been a supporter of Pathfinder International for more than 15 years. I became engaged because I believe that having access to family planning/reproductive health care is a basic human right and that providing such services is the key to solving many of the BIG challenges facing our world today - challenges such as poverty, resource depletion, civil unrest and gender inequality - to name a few. Pathfinder operates in more than 20 developing countries with a high level of efficiency and effectiveness. I have seen the work - first hand - in Viet Nam, India, Ethiopia and Egypt. I was impressed - not only by the poverty and great need I saw - but also by the creative, common-sense approaches used by Pathfinder. In each community, programs are tailored to the local practices and customs, the vast majority of the workers are local, community leaders are engaged for support and every attempt is made to leave behind sustainable programs.

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I have seen the work of the organization in Viet Nam, India, Ethiopia and Egypt - in remote villages and urban community centers/clinics.

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The only change I would make to this organization is to increase its visibility within the USA. It is well known outside of the USA - especially in the more than 20 developing countries where we currently work - which certainly underlines the fact that the services provided are of high quality and handled in a sensitive manner. If more Americans knew about Pathfinder and understood its work, I am certain contributions would increase.

February 16, 2011

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February 16, 2011

My wife and I have two philanthropic priorities – land preservation efforts and Pathfinder International. We support Pathfinder because we feel strongly about population issues and women’s reproductive health and rights. We also know that Pathfinder is committed to addressing trends that include how increased population impacts environmental pressures. We especially admire how they are committed to empowering local communities and efforts to integrate family planning work into primary care, HIV/AIDs, maternal care and other services that already exist, making the most of every opportunity to educate and increase access. We also want to note that they put an exceptionally high percentage of the contributions, compared to many other charities, into the causes that they serve (rather than administrative overhead).

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We have seen videos of their work in many countries.

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We are more impressed with this charity than any of our other recipients and are unaware of any needed changes.

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

Pathfinder International does crucial work around the world, providing education and access to health care. Pathfinder saves lives. It also helps to improves lives in profound ways. Providing information and resources for wellness and family planning enables women to gain control of their lives, allowing them in turn to contribute positively to their local economies and their communities.

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Pathfinder teams up with other organizations here in Maine to provide thought-provoking evenings that are informative and engaging. This organization has vision, reach and results.

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Provide more funds so they can expand their services to other areas of the globe.

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

Pathfinder is uniquely committed to the best interests of the people they serve in underdeveloped areas. Their projects and aid focus upon enabling and empowering the recipients to make a better life for themselves by increasing the likehood of self-improvement and independence. The staff acknowledges and respects the ability and desire of the recipients to work with them to achieve specific goals towards that better life.

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observing staff.

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publicize more extensively to emphasize the real difference made in family and women's issues in countries where medical care is minimal.

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

I am proud to support Pathfinder, and the good work they do ensuring health for people in the developing world.

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The reports of the outstanding work they do are very inspirational!

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change nothing.

February 12, 2011

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February 12, 2011

What I find most extraordinary about Pathfinder, and what compels me to contribute to it, is its commitment to a fundamental principal that it’s mission is driven by the needs of the people it serves – even if that means that it loses federal funding at times of Conservative ascendancy. I was introduced to the organization by the late Susan Swift and will be forever grateful to her for that.

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February 12, 2011

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February 12, 2011

What I find most extraordinary about Pathfinder, and what compels me to contribute to it, is its commitment to a fundamental principal that it’s mission is driven by the needs of the people it serves – even if that means that it loses federal funding at times of Conservative ascendancy. I was introduced to the organization by the late Susan Swift and will be forever grateful to her for that.

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February 10, 2011

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February 10, 2011

I am the grandson on the founder of Pathfinder, Clarence Gamble. When I was growing up Pathfinder was part of the family conversation and values but it is now, forty odd years later, I realized what a significant issue over population has become on a global basis. The National Geographic recently ran a cover story on the immensity of our global population. The John Deere monthly magazine "The Furrow" also ran a cover story on the topic.

I am a cattle rancher in Montana and realize from a land a livestock perspetive that a land base, be it a field, a ranch, or the world, can only support a limited number of beings be they cattle or people. If I run more cattle than the carrying capacity of my ranch the ecosystem of the ranch declines which is followed by the health and condition of my cattle. The same is true of the number of people in the world and there are certainly too many people in different areas. One of the illustrations in "The Furrow" was a map of the world with different countries with a representation of the nutritional needs of the people and how much of the world is quite under nurished.

I recently visited India with my mother on a Pathfinder board member trip and one of the startling things I learned is that in India, the line between being above and below the poverty level is the difference between having two meals (which is below) or three meals a day (above). It was startling to me coming from the United States.

My grandfather saw the need for population consideration decades ago, he came at it from both a number of people stand point, but also and most importantly from a consideration for the human experience. He realized that families with too many children be that 5 or 12 are not able to give their children a healthy quality of life.

We in the United States take it for granted that we can choose when and how many children we have and our choice can be made to match the stage of our own lives, and or our economic resources in the family. Birth control is completely common and accepted.

In fact , just this evening I was watching the final episode of "Live to Dance", a hugely popular tv program similar to "American Idol" but about dancing. One of the advertizements was for a birthcontrol pill which I and my nine year old daughter watched right along with the program. Such information and distribution is not the case in most of the world.

Pathfinder, with its work in helping families choose when and how many children to have, is helping all of us throughout the world.

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Yes, I have personally experienced the results of the organization across four continents.

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... I would help to enlarge its public profile so more people could see the importance and the benefits of helping women and families choose the size and timing of the families all across the world

February 9, 2011

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February 9, 2011

Overpopulation is the cause of the worst problems facing our planet. This is the only well reviewed charity that addresses the true underlying cause of global warming etc etc

Thank you!

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Reviewed efficacy and outcomes and spoke with charity. Looked at charity reviews

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Make it bigger! We need more charities that do this work

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