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Aparna

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Review for DEVELOPING INDIGENOUS RESOURCES, El Cerrito, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

How many of us have ever spent our weekend or a day or two by helping our ‘near and dear ones’? The answer would be, ‘’Yeah! We try to help them out because they are close to us and we care for them’’. But how many of us have really really worked and helped the ones who are neither known to us nor related by any biological or other relation? The answer is apparent. It would surprise the people that an American, who should ideally be enjoying the mischief and pranks of his grand kids, is in reality working for the downtrodden section. He is away from his home and family so that the families in this slum area can live healthy and happy life. Two and half years ago, I joined this organization as a nutritionist. I had a mindset of working for just a month or two with these people. Meanwhile, I started enjoying the work, because there were so many things going around. People learning about health, diet and nutrition in actual terms and also implementing it in their daily lives. And the result of learning and teaching process that is analyzed at the end of every month made me more and more attached not only to the program but to the people also. I got so involved that I ended up working with the team not for months but two complete years. Had I not got married and moved to US, I would have continued with it. Working with this team has changed my outlook completely. Now I am looking forward to divert from Nutrition to Public Health.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the type of work, its really very different. One gets so much involved that the whole organization seems like a family. I really enjoyed the style of working; especially when you see people responding to you efforts in a healthy manner.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

too dedicated. The reason what I feel so is because the local staff has a satisfaction that they are working for their own people. And for the volunteers who have seen a lot of world outside realize that it is the place where things are done in the field

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

be one of the best health organizations. Because it’s accountability and dedication would make it to the top.

Ways to make it better...

I would have stayed there longer.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

I believe it’s the ‘funds’. Even this won’t have been so challenging if the government had been helpful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Former staff & I worked as a nutritionist.