My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Food For The Hungry Inc, Phoenix, AZ, USA
I spent 2 weeks in Rwanda with Food for the Hungry. We worked in a small village building a home for a woman with health issues (HIV) and her children. She was chosen by the village, not by FFH, FFH hires many locals to work directly with recipients. They empower the locals and do not push their agendas, instead are cooperative and inclusionary. I currently sponsor a child from the village where I work. I saw first hand what my money does for her, and I know the FHH staffer who writes update reports. I would highly recommend sponsoring a child if you can't volunteer or give a large amount.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Because we built a house, we got to see exactly how we changed the family. This woman and her children were living in a tiny hut with a leaky leaf-roof.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I'm not sure if I know enough to answer this. I wouldn't change anything from what I saw, but I have no direct experience on how they operate at HQ.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
None. We worked hard all day long, every day, and that's what made it great. We lived like the villagers - no running water, no electricity.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It had a tremendous effect on me. I would take 2 weeks doing what I was doing in Africa over any high-end vacation.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
I felt blessed. Not because I have so much compared to the people I was working with and for in Africa, but because I got to meet these people and live and work with them for 2 weeks.