WORLD CLASS-GHANA INC

Rating: 4.8 stars   49 reviews

Issues: International

Location: PO Box 325 La Grangeville NY 12540 USA

Mission: To provide access to credit, clean water, and sanitation to the women and children of greater Amasaman, Ghana.
Results: over 550 loans to over 300 women 3 wells drilled (2 with electric pumps and water storage) 12 unit composting latrine facility with rainwater catchment system for hand washing
Geographic areas served: greater Amasaman
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 35-2354018
845-223-3030
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Rating: 5 stars  

I feel the goals of this organization are very worthy, providing assistance to Ghanian people in obtaining access to a critical resource, clean water. I have heard very good things about how World Class is managed.

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

Not personally, but I know the organization is providing tremendous benefits to the Doblo Gonno school in Ghana.

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

Keep growing!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

Many of my family and friends are involved in this wonderful organization and I am proud to be a part of the mission as well. Providing basic necessities like water and sanitation to women is a crucial service and I am impressed by World Class' great accomplishments to date.

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

hearing about it and bringing awareness of the issues to my children

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

give them more money

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Rating: 4 stars  

Recently a good friend joined the Board of World Cass-Ghana. Based on her encouragement I have learned more about this organization. Three things stand out for me
1. The work of World Class-Ghana is most needed- working to improve water and sanitation in Ghana.
2. The US based staff are all volunteers
3. The organization has involved Ghana woman
World Class-Ghana deserves my suport becuase it has shown success in improvin the towns it has worked with in Ghana

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

I have not personally experienced results.

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

I do not have sufficient expertize to suggest any changes.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I became aware of World Class several years ago and upon learning more about the organization from the founders my wife and I decided to make a donation to support their efforts. Since that first connection we have seen the progress and have been most impressed. Tangible results are reported through periodic newsletters and emails. Pictures have shown the water projects as well as the basic sanitation projects. I have had phone conversations with the founders and understand their passion. Having just returned from Tanzania, I can better appreciate the work that World Class is doing. Our donations have increased each year and we are proud to be affiliated with World Class.

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

As I mentioned above, we have seen the results through the emails that describe the projects and through the pictures that are sent out to the those of us who support the organization. It becomes very real when you personally experience the need for water and basic sanitation in African nations as we saw first hand just recently.

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

It is difficult to suggest changes to World Class. They have chosen a mission and have delivered--most admirable in my opinion. So, nothing specific comes to mind in the way of suggested changes. I encourage them to continue doing what they have been doing--it makes a huge difference.

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Rating: 5 stars  

World Class-Ghana Inc. concentrates on providing clean water and sanitation for villages within Ghana that so deperately need these basic necessities. The funding has come predominently from donations of individuals. A few dedicated members of our college graduating class saw a need and have worked long and hard to help the people in Ghana to have a fighting chance at basic life services. The organization is small and all donations go directly to the cause.

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

I have simply donated to the work that World Class is doing and have been so amazed at how well the dollars are used in Ghana and the dedication of those that are at the forefront of the organization.

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

I would find a way to increase the funding so that more wells and sanitation facilities could be built. World Class has the knowledge and ability to build these facilities and the experience to do so on a shoestring budget.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Have gotten to know one of the founders of this organization and am impressed with her dedication to the effort to provide safe drinking water to very needy populations. These populations can't move forward until this basic need is met and this organization is making great strides in fulfilling this need in communities.

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

Through newsletter regarding their work

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

Ask them to publicize their work more to gain more contributors

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Rating: 5 stars  

since i have traveled to ghana i know how important this organization is to these people. world class is doing the kind of work that is necessary rather than just giving aid to people, it helps people stand up on their own - with just a little bit of help from outside. i cannot think of a more worthy endeavor than helping women help themselves because women are the backbone of the family and the community.

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

only in the capacity of reading their informative website and looking at pictures of satisfied recipients.

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

it looks to me like this organization is working and i would not know how to change it for the better.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a member of the class of 1971 at Skidmore College and helped to bring speakers to our 35th reunion on micro lending in Ghana. We learned the needs of the women there and worked on a plan to help. I am proud to be a donor to World Class-Ghana. The work the group has done in a short period of time has enhanced the lives of many. It started with micro lending to women and grew to digging wells and creating latrines in poor villages. This helps the whole village rather than just a few.

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

receiving updates and pictures of all projects and reports of visits to Ghana.

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

Nothing to change.

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

World Class-Ghana is helping people to get opportunities to move beyond poverty and disease...so that they can fulfill thier potential and care for their families. It seems that women, as the family-oriented adults in many families, can often make much with very little and use their new resources to benefit their communities. Although this is not the whole answer to the world's problems, small steps like these contribute to a better world for us all. I am involved in microfinance and have a number of friends who are working with World Class.

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

Traveling in less developed countries has given me an appreciation for the critical need to start with clean water. It is the basis on which all else rests.

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

Enlarge its scope to reach more families.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Many of my family and friends are involved in this wonderful organization and I am proud to be a part of the mission as well. Providing basic necessities like water and sanitation to women is a crucial service and I am impressed by World Class' great accomplishments to date.

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

I have not personally experienced the results of this organization, but look forward to helping World Class change the lives of others.

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

I do not know of any changes I would make to this organization.

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