November 15, 2012
Can a small nonprofit humanitarian organization make a difference in this world? Especially when it is staffed exclusively by volunteers and not even the executive director gets paid? The answer is YES...just look at Humanity for Children. I've been involved with HFC since 2007 when, on its behalf, I circled Lake Victoria in East Africa to identify possible locations for new health clinics in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. Since then, I've traveled to HFC project sites each summer and have been blown away with the positive ripple effect of what HFC's actions have triggered. The organization has learned a lot over the years and embraces a set of values that puts the people we serve in control of what we do...our job is help them achieve their goals. Our projects must be focused on what the people want and need, not what we think they need. They must be in true collaboration and partnership...we aren't doing anything without their involvement, and they must sustainable. These are the keys. HFC makes a difference and it does so being a true steward of our donor's time, energy and treasures. I'm proud to be part of this organization.
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