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February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

TWP is a wonderful altruistic organization that is accomplishing very meaningful and practical success in their endeavors in Central America, with their sustainable stove and reforestation projects. I have affiliated with TWP for several years by including their Honduras partner, the Honduras Association for Development (AHDESA), in my annual study-trip itinerary in Honduras, each spring, for Oklahoma State University. I have seen the fruits of TWP's labor, funding, leadership, and human development support in Honduras, first-hand, working side-by-side with AHDESA promoters in rural communities. Stuart Conway and his staff are caring folks, and they have both their heads and hearts in all of their projects. They truly make a difference in empowering villagers in all of their project communities toward higher quality lives, in a more sustainable environment. I have encountered several NGOs in my international experience, and TWP is right at the top of my list as regards their ability to effectively channel their resources, funding, and expertise to result in consistent excellent results at the appropriate scale, to achieve positive results. They truly make a positive difference in the lives of so many people!

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Honduras

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

Not change a thing---they do great work!

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

I am so impressed with TWP ability to help so many people & the environment with their stove. What a resource & blessing.

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

I started with helping plant trees on earth day with my preschool

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

I have no ideas for changes

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

We're so impressed with what this organization is doing. They are addressing real environmental and societal problems. Their stove is very innovative.

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

their passion for service

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

none

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

I am impressed with the clear focus & technical expertise of this organization.Their ability to energize a large vanguard of volunteers for a particular cause project is truly inspiring.

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Education the general public & mobilizing volunteers

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

Give it more visibility

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

Trees Water People is much like it's name, concerned with the most essential values, our natural resources and people. I am consistently impressed and inspired by their work to protect and preserve natural resources and empower communities to thrive while doing the same. From solar heating to stove furnaces to tree planting, their approach to global problems has been innovative and effective. Their cost efficiency for running the organization and it's programs is outstanding and a true testament to their commitment to helping as many people as possible with the finances they have available. I only wish they had more visibility to gain greater support and have further reach in their work.

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

Information shared by Lakota communities greatly aided by TTW's work.

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

Make them more visible to contributors.

April 5, 2013

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February 1, 2011

I have seen Trees, Water, People's work first hand on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This organization works WITH the Lakota people, empowering them to help themselves. Henry Red Cloud oper... more

April 5, 2013

Trees, Water, and People is.a unique organization. They are small enough To have personal contact with The projects they sponsor and large enough to make a real impact through careful planning and collaboration with local groups. I'm excited about the new garden initiative on t he Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. I have seen in person how these projects can raise self esteem AND conserve energy on the part of the people receiving help from TWP. I participated in an Ecotour to the reservation sponsored by TWP.

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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?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

February 1, 2011

I have seen Trees, Water, People's work first hand on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. This organization works WITH the Lakota people, empowering them to help themselves. Henry Red Cloud operates a renewable energy center with the help of TWP. He trains Lakota men and women to construct and install solar heaters. Hundreds of reservation families are now warmer while honoring the Earth by reducing their dependence on fossil fuel.

Trees, Water, People also has projects in Central America and Haiti. These help to address the loss of forested land by replacing inefficient and unhealthful cooking stoves with ones requiring 70% less wood, while producing less smoke. Local women are consultants to assure that the type of stove matches the style of cooking in the area. Local entrepreneurs are encouraged to set up factories using local materials. TWP stove owners are delighted with the lower cost of cooking and cleaner air. In Haiti especially the ability to boil water to combat disease is critical.

I highly recommend this organization.

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

Honduras, South Dakota

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

Expand their capacity to set up more stove factories and solar heat training and construction centers. I would increase publicity for this organization so that more people would know about the wonderful work that they are doing.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

When the earth quake hit Haiti contacted them about channeling a donation to the people of Haiti. I contributed there. I have since followed their work and the quality of their products and am very impressed. They seem sincere and follow through with contacts, etc.

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Post earth quake, Haiti. I have followed how many stoves have been placed in service since the quake.

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"1,344 Stoves for Haitians Displaced by Earthquake" A million, two or three hundred thousand in awards in recent years. Why aren't more stoves going out?

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I have followed the work of TWP for close to 15 years, and have been continuously impressed by the quality of their work, their integrity and transparency as an organization and small group of people, their efficiency, and their vision--and vision and efficiency don't always go together! They are practical and intelligent implementers as well, and respect both the cultural and natural environment of the different communities in Central America where they operate primarily. I think their work is now being "copied" or replicated in several other countries on other continents with similar problems of poverty and environmental degradation, and I also believe that everywhere they work, the empowerment of women is an important priority and a critical piece of the overall solution to raise the standard of living of households and families as well as larger communities.

Bravo, TWP!

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

Not persoally.

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

Add another annual trip where donors and others can observe/participate firsthand the work of TWP.

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I began following and reading about what the group was involved with. As time progressed, more than once I read in the news or online that the founder had won another prestigious award for his humanitarian contributions and I grew fascinated with the organization’s mission. When I discovered they were making stoves to reduce deforestation it hit a chord for I had lived a number of years in a third world country where the production of charcoal for cooking had, even back then, contributed significantly to erosion. I was so pleased to see a group really making a difference for the poor of the world. These stoves are fantastic and they make the everyday chore of preparing the family meal easier.

Then the earthquake of Haiti transpired. I felt compelled to help and Trees, Water & People came to mind. I did an online search, found they were accepting donations and I just knew I was giving to a group that would make sure my donation made a difference.

I can’t always do a lot but I try to make sure when I do that I give to groups who I have confidence in and Trees, Water & People is one of the most trustworthy groups I have the pleasure to support.

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

Using my donations to help the Hatian people after the earthquake

Ways to make it better...

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

Make the State of Colorado add TWP to the list of donor groups on tax returns

February 1, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 1, 2011

I don't donate to many organizations, but if I do I make sure that my contribution will be put to good use. I have spent time getting to know TWP, and I know that the organization is totally committed to making a difference in peoples' lives and to making this world a more habitable and sane place. I endorse and support their efforts 100%.

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

seeing the effect they have had in rural Guatemala.

Ways to make it better...

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

encourage more people to support their valiant efforts.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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