World Neighbors

Rating: 4.93 stars   30 reviews

Issues: Food, Environment, International, Economic Development, Microfinance

Location: P.O. Box 270058 Oklahoma City OK 73137-0058 USA

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
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

World Neighbors and its WOW (Work of Women) program are amazing. I first learned about World Neighbors in graduate school as a field trip. I was blown away by their focus on serving international populations living in poverty. My passion for World Neighbors stems from how they choose to serve. Rather than sending Americans oversees to "fix" problems, they work with local people to develop culturally appropriate solutions to problems with poverty, child mortality, women's rights, health, etc. They are careful to advocate for change in a manner that does not infringe on culture ... what a group!

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

seeing lives of women changed. Birthing kits (that fit inside match boxes) have helped to reduce death rates among women giving birth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-9-01

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