These Numbers Have Faces, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   37 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 537 SE Ash St. Suite #204 Portland OR 97214 USA

Mission: These Numbers Have Faces invests in African students to lead and empower their countries.
Results: To date, These Numbers Have Faces has provided 77 university loans to students in South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda and impacts hundreds of students per year with leadership & entrepreneurship training.
Target demographics: students lead and empower their countries
Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 students
Geographic areas served: South Africa, Rwanda, & Uganda
Programs: Leadership Loans - Social impact loans for high achieving scholars from impoverished communities to attend top African universities. Graduates reinvest a portion of their loan for new scholars from their community. Community Impact Program - Alongside their university education, scholars complete community service, attend leadership and entrepreneurship training, and are welcomed into a supportive family of friends.
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EIN 26-0416765
503-489-8643
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

TNHF is a fantastic organization. They are using creative ways to empower South Africans. I loved that they had a world cup bracket this summer and was excited that it became one of the biggest espn brackets in the world (#20 I think). They are excited about their work and have worked hard to develop a in country staff as well.

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

partnering to bring education and empowerment to peers in South Africa

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

make them more visible to individuals who would support their work

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

their total commitment and exciting creativity in how they accomplish their goals

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, fun and intelligent people

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

open the door for millions to change their own country

Ways to make it better...

I had been more involved

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continuing to find individuals who are willing to personally partner with them in fundraising.

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I am a long time friend of the founder of TNHF. This is one of the best organizations I have ever had the pleasure of being involved in. The biggest strength of TNHF is their clarity of purpose. Whne you walk into their office in Portland it is clearly written on the wall. As a donator I know exactly were my money is going. TNHF also does an incredible jod of connecting with their contributors. Whether it is a weekly newslater, posts of facebook, or even a friendly hand written thank you note, you always feel invovled and like you are making a difference. TNHF also connects their contributors with the people they are working with. They attatch faces with the work they are doing. I have worked with other non profits and NGO's in the past, but my experience with TNHF has been so much more rewarding then anything else.

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

I have seen results through conversations with people involved in TNHF. I have read the handwritten letters of those living in S. Africa, I am being constantly updated with stories of hope, and encouragement as a result of the work that is happening.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The personal connections with the employees and the work that is happening in S. Africa

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Amazing, caring, deadicated, hardworking and loyal people who have a heart for the world.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Improve communities in S. Africa by educating leaders who are willing to give back to the places were they grew up. They can empower an entire generation that is capable of more than anyone could imagine.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I asked one of the founders of These Numbers Have Faces, Justin, about why he decided to start this nonprofit. He gave a compelling answer about how reporting statistics regarding poverty can be overwhelming and dehumanizing, but through connection and stories we can really come to understand why fighting for dignity and equality is so important. He described exactly how he met the people he works with and what they hope to do. This organization is driven, passionate and inspiring.

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

Observing their work, hearing their stories.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

great organization. great message. their work is focused, relational, and making a difference. i've been impressed with their marketing and branding as well. I think they are making a significant impact with youth in South Africa.

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

the success they are having in South Africa

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

Ways to make it better...

they had more students in college. 4 is good. 10 is better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-3-01

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