My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for UNITED BY FRIENDSHIP INC, Espanola, NM, USA
I was looking for an international charity to donate my time and money to poor communities in 3th world countries. My goal was to find organization which not just funnel the money, but directly work with impoverished communities and gives them incentives to improves basic life standard.
United by Friendship works directly with the local municipality, Uspantan closely connected to local villages. Local communities must identify projects related to water, sanitation, health and education, make commitment to supply all labor and submit petition to local government to provide skilled labor.
If the project meet United by Friendship mission criteria, the organization funds only building materials.
Each project is executed by local communities under the local municipality oversight. Execution of every project is fully transparent, original invoices are given to the charity. Once a year 6-8 volunteers travel to the region to inspect what was accomplished and gather solicitations for next ones. Volunteers pay they airfare and cost of living. The president and board members are all non paid staff, there is no overhead.
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