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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Agricultural Programs, Economic Development, Environment, Food, International, International Development, Microfinance, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection, Rural Economic Development

Mission: World Neighbors inspires people and strengthens communities to find lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and disease and to promote a healthy environment.

Results: World Neighbors has transformed the lives of more than 26 million people in 45 countries since 1951.

Target demographics: Remote, marginalized villages and communities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America

Direct beneficiaries per year: 500,000

Geographic areas served: Asia, Africa, Latin America and Haiti

Programs: Program service accomplishments include international programs, public education, overseas program services, program familiarization- see attached statements of program accomplishments. Our ratio for program/administrative expenses is approximately 81%. There are a number of realities that lead world neighbors to this program/administrative ratio; 1)we rely on numerous small, individual donors and foundations for our financial support and require more time by staff to support these relationships. This reality has allowed us to develop our unique and highly successful program methodology that is not driven by any one person's or organization's agenda. 2) our program is delivered by thousands of community volunteers who carry out projects for themselves. These efforts are not reflected in dollars, thus keeping our program costs low. We also do not construct buildings or provide other equipment or facilities-costs that typically boost program costs to higher levels.

Community Stories

12 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

we are passion missionary we use our processional to retied unreached million Alleviate Poverty through mission supports of people groups with this you join this ministry of help as wanted became membership of this ministry of help our email missionglobal6@gmail.com our professional HEALTH TECH MISSION , teaching agricultural extension help the framer in the communities

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went to WN as a health student in college about 5 years ago. The half hour I spent there was so impactful in a way I could never have imagined. That visit inspired me to choose international health as a focus for my studies. I became a volunteer then and have supported WN ever since. The way they empower a community is so beautiful. They never come into a priority population and just start giving them things to make life easier. WN TEACHES, they INSPIRE and they help GROW a community. They are innovators in health practices. They have a health indicator wrist marker that Mom's can use to measure there childs nutrition health. The "clean birth kit" is simple, so simple it works! Terrace farming is something that enables communities to have food security and sustainability. I am so proud to be a WN volunteer and hope that there work is recognized to a greater extent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We had the opportunity to have a cross generational tour of the work world neighbors did in Honduras. We toured World Neighbor farms and communities that were thriving and them visited communities funded by the government that were hurting. The difference in self esteem and independence was amazing. We also met a young peace corp worker who volunteered with World Neighbors because "they are making a difference and we aren't ". Wow! That says it all to me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a Junior at OBU, I decided to conduct a research project over World Neighbors as part of my International Justice course. I was highly impressed by the organization and, after graduation, I had the great opportunity to serve as a Marketing and Communications intern with World Neighbors US based staff in OKC. This opportunity not only gave me invaluable personal and professional growth, but also allowed me a closer look at an amazing non-profit that is producing life-changing results. The US staff is passionate about what they do, and welcomed me as a valuable member of their team. What an amazing team to be a part of! World Neighbors provides concrete ways to provide lasting solutions to hunger, poverty, and disease, and to promote a healthy environment. They preserve the dignity of individuals in communities they serve by finding integrated approaches to the major issues developing communities face. Their mission is to inspire people and strengthen communities. My brief time with World Neighbors inspired me to live a life that fosters change and to continue to support organizations that do just that!

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worldneighbors 10/29/2012

Thank you so much for your comments! We miss you dearly, but hope you are enjoying your path.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Neighbors is not only a fantastic organization, but is equipped with an excellent staff and volunteer network who are all passionate and hard-working. I was fortunate enough to volunteer at one of their annual fundraising events this year and was amazed at the turn-out. World Neighbors is such a well-run non-profit and I am always happy to help them out!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What I love most about working with World Neighbors is the fact that they help people to grow by helping them to improve their lives. What greater reward is there, than to be proud of yourself, and knowing what you are capable of accomplishing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

World Neighbors is such an inspiring and determined organization, looking to better the world in all the right ways. Every time I am up at their offices volunteering I am constantly amazed and inspired by the projects and work they put forth in order to really CHANGE this world we all live in.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

One day I visited a community farmer training center near Tegucigalpa in Honduras. I stood on the hillside with three young farmers in their mid 20s. They had come because family members suggested it would be a way for them to earn their own livelihood in a way not understood by their fathers ands grandfathers. For Hosea, Julian, and Pedro it was a way out of the past. They were the poorest of the poor and many of their friends had joined the army. Those three guys now have families of their own though I have long since lost track of them. Yet I learned something that I will never forget. World Neighbors trainers have taught me that it is here among the poorest of the poor that the opportunity for improvement is the greatest and where we can be a catalyst for change that comes from within the heart. Pedro said to me one evening, please don't leave me. And we didn't for almost six years, on his own land with corn and bean production exceeding 400% greater than his ancestors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was happy working with WN Indonesia, because WN provide poster, buklet, books n training to build capacity.
learning visit, sharing strategi to empower people. so the people could be self relient. the best WN n Good luck for development in laesser SUNDA ISLAND.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Susan Chambers introduced me to World Neighbors several years ago. The work that the staff and volunteers do have improved so many lives. What is most amazing is that money is key but not the most important in this organization. The hands on efforts of so many volunteers to go to needy countries and help with medical needs, farming and just understanding a different way of life is very heart felt.