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February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

I have found that the commitment and completion of work projects for this group have been well done and very timely.
Newsletters keep me posted on the events that go on and their progress.
The need for a group like this is evident and worthwhile.

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I have been at informatonal meetings about this organization.

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I don't know enough about the management of the organization to make judgements.

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

In my opinion World Class Ghana does an exceptional job of bringing donors into its projects with photos and updates and personal communication. This really encourages contributions. It also helps to know that, with an all-volunteer US staff behind it, so much of the money donated goes directly to providing water and other necessities for basic human dignity to the people it serves.

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I receive regular updates via e-mail about projects completed and milestones achieved. The results appear to be in keeping with the advertised goals of the organization.

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I'm not sure know enough about the inner workings of the organization to recommend any changes. As a contributor I have been very pleased with the apparent results and the consistent open window on what the organization is doing and what more they are hoping to accomplish.

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

Great organization. Small, nimble and they get results. All the money goes to helping people that need it and not to overhead. Great people with big hearts run this. I know for a fact the wells they have put in have raised the quality of life 100 fold for the local residents.

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Seen their results in newsletters and pesonal photos

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

None other than get more press and raise more money!

February 14, 2011

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February 14, 2011

This small, all-volunteer nonprofit [with just two paid local staff in Ghana] has made things happen for the the communities we serve that much larger, better-funded organizations have not been able to accomplish. In addition to helping the women of these communities build businesses to support their families economically, our primary focus has become improving water and sanitation -- issues that are critical to the health and dignity of all residents of these townships. With great efficiency, maximizing every dollar and collaborating with community residents in the efforts, we have funded and installed fresh water pumps and latrines where there were none.

Additionally, our members/donors are kept informed of the issues [global and local], our efforts, successes, and outcomes -- at a specific and personal level -- so that we become more informed and engaged philanthropists and world citizens.

I work in the nonprofit/social enterprise space as a consultant and as a funder. Based on size, World Class -Ghana is by far the most effective, efficient, and impactful organization I have encountered; and my involvement,from the start, has been enormously satisfying.

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... seeing the tangible improvements we have been able to effect in these poverty-stricken communities and in the lives and health of its children and families; and in the way that we members/donors [many of us college classmates from 40 years ago] have reconnected and become mutually engaged in this important cause.

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... build a larger donor base so that the work could continue at a faster pace and at greater scale.

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Was your donation impactful?

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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

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

Combating poverty and the accompanying health and human dignity issues faced by the families in greater Accra, Ghana.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

To fund next latrine-building project.

What would you tell others about this organization?

World Class, by itself, won't solve the hundred-million-dollar problems in the world -- but it is making tangible and sustainable differences in a few communities where poverty, little access to clean water, and lack of sanitation prevent progress -- and does so by maximizing dollars and effort. If a donor wants to be informed and involved beyond the act of writing a check, World Class is a good option.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

The volunteers of World Class Ghana has consistently worked for the betterment of the people, particularly the women, in the Amasaman region of Ghana. Their water and sanitation efforts have helped to improve the living and health conditions of all the people in the region. The staff in Ghana have been patiently trained to run an effective office, and to be both responsible and proud of the work that they do.

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I have been to Ghana, and have seen the work that has been accomplished by World Class Ghana.

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find reliable sources of funding.

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

World Class-Ghana is one of the most carefully managed organizations I have ever encountered. The oversight of the Ghanaian operation is meticulous. The mission is clear and carefully adhered to. U.S. overhead is kept to a true minimum. Wells and access to clean water are having a measurable impact in keeping girls in school. I have travelled many times to Ghana and it is refreshing to work with this organization. They are doing important work and doing it WELL! Pun intended.

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Ghana. I have travelled to Ghana with the founders since the organization's first trip and the dedication and clarity the founders bring to the organization is exceptional. It is not easy work and they bring an integrity to the project that is exemplary. Many NGOs would benefit from the work ethic of World class Ghana.

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

heavily endow it!

February 14, 2011

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Review from Guidestar
February 14, 2011

Women from my college started this venture and have been successful in putting in wells. We are so proud to be a part of there charity.

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emails from the founders.

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No changes need to be made.

February 8, 2011

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February 8, 2011

As a co-founder, board member, and president of World Class-Ghana, I am biased, of course. However, I think we have accomplished a lot with a little in a relatively brief span of time for the women and children we serve in greater Amasaman, Ghana. Since our inception in the fall of 2006, we have received total donations in the amount of roughly $125,000. With it we have drilled 3 wells, connected electric pumps and tank reservoirs to 2 of them, constructed a 12-unit composting latrine with rainwater catchment provisions for handwashing, provided connection to electric service for one school and the area council building, and over 550 loans to over 300 women in the communities we serve. We have also provided gainful employment to our Ghanaian staff of 2. We can do all this because we have a working board of volunteers assisted by members who have donated legal, accounting, and IT services. Board members traveling to Ghana pay the bulk of their travel expenses themselves. We have no office expense or salaries to pay in the US. We are stricly a "no frills" organization with an emphasis on sticking to our mission of providing access to credit, clean water, and sanitation to the area we serve. We believe that it isn't what you can dream up, but what you can actually get done that makes an organization effective. Despite our tiny size, I think we are succeeding in that approach.

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It is very satisfying to see women in Doblo Gonno, site of 2 of our wells and latrine, able to access clean water close to home, avoiding the arduous walk of miles to a polluted stream. It's wonderful that children in this village also have clean water to drink at school and with which to wash their hands at the lavatory thanks to World Class.

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do whatever we can to make our program more effective in accomplishing its mission. We are always adapting.

February 8, 2011

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February 8, 2011

World Class is very successful at making a relatively small amount of money go a long way in meeting very basic needs that will make a significant difference in people's lives, working in several poor communities in Ghana.

The goal of World Class is to provide access to credit, clean
water, and sanitation, thereby helping to provide better health and more sustainable livelihoods for the women and children of those communities.

In four short years, World Class has provided over 350 women with 550 microloans, constructed two wells and a latrine facility in one community, and is completing a new well in another community.

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As I have not yet had a chance to travel to Ghana, I haven't experienced directly the results of World Class efforts, although I've seen lots of photos and read accounts by the board members and others who have traveled there. I hope to go within the next year.

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

As a brand-new board member, I am just learning about the organization so don't feel in a position to make any suggestions for change at this time.

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