My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region, New York, NY, USA
I am a staff member of IPPF/WHR and I am also a donor. My husband and I give personally to the organization that I work for because I have seen the work that IPPF/WHR is doing first-hand. The 40 Member Associations that make up the region are working in some of the hardest, most difficult areas of the Western Hemisphere where poverty, malnutrition and little or no opportunity for education combine to create suffering on a scale we often do not understand as Americans. IPPF/WHR is on the front-lines of the battle to break the cycle of desperate poverty by addressing a fundamental need for reproductive and sexual healthcare. In Colombia, for instance, where the world's second largest group of displaced persons reside (after only the Sudan) IPPF/WHR Member Association, Profamilia, is providing low-cost birth control, emergency contraception, Pap Smears, Vasectomy and Tubal Ligation and educating a new generation of young people through innovative programming designed to make them leaders in stopping violence and making good choices in life. I feel that my money, regardless of it pays for a pap smears, birth control or general healthcare is being invested in very directly alleviating the suffering (or potential suffering) of another human being(s) while also benefiting all of us and our planet. I'm proud to work for IPPF/WHR and even prouder still to be a donor.