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February 8, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 8, 2011

When the earthquake struck in Haiti we needed an organization we could trust to deliver the necessary services to help the victims. TWP had people on the ground and access to fuel efficient stoves that not only helped those in need but conserved precious fuel for a country in peril. They are a wonderful organization and we are proud to support their efforts.

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

supporting the people of Haiti

Ways to make it better...

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

expand their connections beyond North & Central America

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

earthquake in Haiti

Why did you make your donation at this time?

people needed help

What would you tell others about this organization?

they do great work on sustainable projects

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 5, 2012

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1 previous review
February 8, 2011

Trees, Water, People (TWP) has provided me and many of my friends with the vehichle for providing support to sustainable projects that will truly make a difference in people's lives. I have purchased... more

November 5, 2012

I have been involved with TWP for the last three years and have been extremely impressed with the many programs they are supporting. They have touched so many lives with their approach of sustainable energy, clean cooking, carbon offsets, etc. I have donated to these various programs for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts and "in memory of friends" I have lost. I will continue to look to Trees, Water and People to provide opportunities for me to help the peoples of our earth.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

February 8, 2011

Trees, Water, People (TWP) has provided me and many of my friends with the vehichle for providing support to sustainable projects that will truly make a difference in people's lives. I have purchased "carbob offsets" for Christmas gifts to my family and friends who are thrilled to be part of something bigger than just themselves. I have purchased stoves and contributed money to the efforts in Haiti. When working through TWP I always think of Margaret Meads memorable quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
KEEP UP THE EXCELLENT WORK!!!

The Great!

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

I have seen the work they have being doing in Central America, etc.

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

I would continue doing all they are doing today and look to future growth of TWP in the near future!

February 4, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 4, 2011

They are helping save the planet and the people. I have donated over the years to twp. This year I will be traveling to help install stoves.

The Great!

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

fund raising, stoves

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

spend more time as a volunteer

February 2, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 2, 2011

In the developing world, which unfortunately includes American Indian Reservations as well as other third world nations, environmental issues have a great impact on the local economies, resources as and the health of the people. The efficient stoves, water supply programs and solar electrical systems provided and promoted by TWP go a long way towards helping inhabitants take care of themselves and their environment thus improving their quality of life. I believe my contributions aid this process.

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no personal experience

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

eliminate this question

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

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.

The Great!

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

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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1 previous review
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.

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