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Review for Fabretto Children's Foundation, Alexandria, VA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My first experiences with The Fabretto Children's Foundation were in Nicaragua during the summers of 2005, '06, & '07, when i assisted with the donors and volunteer groups that came down to see Fabretto's work first-hand. Unlike many organizations, Fabretto maintains very personal relationships with its donors and child sponsors, from accommodating requests for monies to go to certain projects to even inviting "friends" of Fabretto to visit the centers and see the program in action. Anyone interested in a long-term relationship with a "great non-profit", instilling real, tangible change in the developing world will not be disappointed by Fabretto's incredible programs!

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

becoming a part of the "Fabretto Family"! I have been able to continuously contribute ever since I first became involved! Also, receiving letters and news from my ahijado Armando :)

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

compassionate, enthusiastic, committed, intelligent and innovative, and empowered by their experience with Fabretto!

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

further expand programs to thousands of Nicaraguan children and their families; support more business and professional development initiatives for older students and their parents; and so many other programs!

Ways to make it better...

I could see the students, staff and communities that we impact in person, every day!!

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

competing for donor dollars amongst all the other great organizations that work in Nicaragua and worldwide...

One thing I'd also say is that...

sponsoring a child costs only $1 a day and offers struggling Nicaraguan students infinite possibilities for their futures. Skip the Starbucks lattes and change a life!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer & Volunteer Coordinator in Nicaragua; translator for Sponsor a child program; member of the DC Committee; Child Sponsorer of one ahijado in Esteli.