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Review for Hands To Hearts International, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

When Laura first came to me with her idea to start Hands to Hearts, I knew it was an important. And when she reported, after a year of operation, that the mortality rate significantly went down in the orphanages that took their training, I was amazed. Since then, HHI has touched over 100,000 lives in India and Africa, training parents in early childhood development and health practices. I went with Laura to a training in Uganda and heard the countless reports from the women how it significantly shifted their relationship with their children and the community. It empowers women, nurtures children and heals communities. HHI's power is such that several organizations have asked to partner with them, including Save the Children and Medical Teams International.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Donor

Review for Hands To Hearts International, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've known HHI since its inception, I was on the founding Board of Directors when HHI was first created in 2004. Over the years I've kept in close touch with the organization and with HHI's founder, Laura Peterson. I've seen all the ups and downs and am continually impressed with how a small group of people can make such a profound difference in the lives of so many others. In 2010, I had the opportunity to go and visit HHI as they launched their new project in Uganda. I spent a whirlwind week and had the opportunity to not only sit in on an entire HHI mother's training, but to film it. I met HHI's local trainers, all the mommies and their babies and HHI's local partners. What impressed me most and sticks with me to this day is..... HHI inspires me, it is run with a very small budget, with great integrity and the positive impacts it has for women and children last forever.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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

Laura came to me when she was first conceptualizing HHI. I was so inspired by how simplistic the model was and yet how widespread the results could be. It is a sustainable business plan with vast results. Laura came to me because she knew I was interested in helping women and children around the world. She knew i had a special passion for infant welfare as well as empowering women.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I wanted to see HHI get off the ground. I have been a regular contributor since.

What would you tell others about this organization?

I pretty much tell everyone I know about it on a weekly basis. It is an amazing organization that is doing amazing work.

Role:  Donor & I donated and did some volunteer work with them in Uganda.