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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Rating: 5 stars  

The staff is very responsive to my questions and even so willingly send marketing, informative materials for anyone who wants to help spread the word and understand what TNHF does. My gift was matched by the company I work for dollar-to-dollar. The staff helped me make sure that it happened. Very good communication. The regular updates on the blog is AMAZING and ADMIREABLE.

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

witnessing the updates the organization provides through visuals, video footage, and blog entries.

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

send more regular (perhaps monthly) newsletter to remind us to check out the webpage for updates.

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

the ease of communication with the staff

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

passionate and helpful

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

change a nation

Ways to make it better...

the staff do more campaigns around US to raise awareness

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About every six months

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2010-8-01

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These guys not only have their hearts in the right place, but their understanding of what the needs are in South Africa - and how those needs can be met by members WITHIN the community - is astounding and inspiring. I will give my support to These Numbers Have Faces for as long as they accept it.

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The video and letter updates I receive directly from the founders are so encouraging. To hear the stories of those that have had the chance to not only attend college, but graduate, is a testament to the good work they're doing.

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About every month

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2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

These Numbers Have Faces had such an important impact on my and my husband's life. For years, we've donated to different non-profits but TNHF was changing the world in ways we could relate to. As a soccer player, dancer and advocates of education, we are overjoyed that the things we love are making a difference in the lives of others. As military members, time is not something we can give like TNHF can, so being able to help despite where we're stationed means the world to us. We are so proud to be part of such a great organization and love telling everyone (or showing thanks to our book!) about These Numbers Have Faces. We can't wait to be able to more with you guys:)

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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I have been impressed with this organization and their long-term partnership in South Africa. The vision and execution of that vision make this organization very effective. Great people with a great vision can do great things.

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I talk with Justin Zoradi, the founder of TNHF, very often and he lets me know what has been going on. I am planning to take a trip to South Africa with him and his team some time soon.

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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The foundation that I am a board member of chose to support TNHF for the incredibly tangible results they deliver. We believe that fostering higher education is one of the more sure fire ways to create long-term sustained economic development. As financial supporters, we also greatly appreciate the high-level of communication, appreciation, and interaction that TNHF's leadership has provided.

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fantastic communication and relationship w/ TNHF leadership

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About every month

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2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization has grown as organically and sustainably as they intend to develop communities in South Africa. I met Justin Zoradi, the director, in college and have kept up with his work over the years only to be constantly amazed at the genuine compassion and intelligence exhibited by this non-profit. They have created something that few non-profits can do: a project that will end if all goes well. As such, I am proud to represent their work in my classroom. I recently taught a lesson to a Public Speaking class at Arizona State University dealing with the use of language and the use of ethical messages to communicate and persuade about big ideas. As a class, we examined this group's webpage and had a discussion about how this group's communication is making a difference. My students were excited to see a direct example of the principles that we discussed and, more importantly, an example of what young people can do for and with each other to change the world. TNHF is doing that, and doing it well.

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my classroom, in my household, in my social network, and in my own ideas about the world. This group is actively changing things.

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About every month

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2010-1-01

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I know a number of people involved with TNHF from volunteers to the chair of the board. I am continually impressed with their attention to detail that is coupled with their laser-sharp focus on the long-term vision - which is to go out of business! That really should be the goal of any development organization... that they help reduce poverty to the point that they are no longer relevant. TNHF is well equipped to handle the messy process that is development. They have the relationships, resources and vision to do some real good, long-term work in South Africa and be a catalyst to empower local leaders to change their communities forever.

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TNHF does a phenomenal job of using media and the internet to share the stories of the lives they are helping to change. This has been an incredible tool for me as a donor to experience the real live results from the work that they are doing.

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About every six months

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2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I heard about These Numbers Have Faces through Facebook, and thought it sounded cool. When checking it out I noticed they had an awesome t-shirt design and so I bought it. I get a ton of compliments on the shirt, I know the money went to a good cause, and so I bought a bunch as gifts for friends. Now I pay attention to the charity, know about the cause and the need for education in the townships, and am really impressed by the methods These Numbers Have Faces uses to reach the public and help get education opportunities to youth and thus help a whole community.

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awesome designed t-shirts for a cause

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About every six months

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2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I love this organization. TNHF is grassroots, but that doesn't mean they're not professional in approaching tough issues in South Africa. The organization has taken the time to understand the communities where they are working, and to provide options for South African young adults who can truly impact their country for good. I also appreciate the creative ways TNHF fundraises. As a donor, they keep me informed and educated as to how the money I give is impacting individuals.

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TNHF keeps me very informed. They use Facebook, email, Twitter and direct mail to show me how the money I give is being used in South Africa. Because of their great communication, I know how young adults in S. Africa have grown in just the last few years.

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About every six months

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2010-5-01

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6 people found this review helpful

I got to know the founder, Justin Zoradi, when we both were in Belfast together in 2005 - 2006. Since that time, I have kept close tabs on These Numbers Have Faces and what they are doing. I have been very impressed by their work with the soccer and dance teams that they support in South Africa. More importantly, they are enabling these kids to get a University education through sponsorships and have an economic model in place where they give back after graduation. I have been impressed by how they are run operationally. The videos and pictures that they put together are top notch. I have received hand written thank you notes from their staff and they are very passionate about what they do.

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I always read the updates that I get from TNHF and love hearing about the latest news.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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