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GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR HUMANITY
October 17, 2012

The Global Foundation for Humanity is an exemplary small international NGO. It has been sponsoring the Veerni Project in a group of poor rural villages in Western Rajasthan, near Jodhpur, for approximately 20 years. I am a Professor of Economics at Vassar College who has visited the project several times and helped design several surveys: one which evaluated the effects of the mobile health units, health education classes, and literacy and numeracy classes for girls provided by the project. I also organized an evaluation of a program producing locally nutrition supplements for infants and young children. The Veerni project has accomplished a great deal with very little money and has worked hard to empower women and girls in this conservative part of India. Now, I continue to support the project in its newest work, providing secondary education for girls from these villages. I have recently published an article, based on data from these villages, on the shameful practice of child marriage, still far too prevalent in this part of the world. But our educated girls are organizing against this practice. Dr. Shirley Johnson-Lans

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field

GLOBAL FOUNDATION FOR HUMANITY
May 19, 2010

I have worked for about 10 years developing empirical studies of the work of the Veerni Project in rural Rajasthan, funded by GFH. The GFH funded projects to improve education and health of adolescent girls and women and nutrition of very young children in poor rural villages in the Jodhpur region of Western Rajasthan have been highly successful in changing the lives of women and girls, some of whom are now finishing high school and even attending university. This is a small NGO that accomplishes a great deal with a small budget. It deserves your support.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

empowerment of women in their villages through improving educational opportunities and health of women and girls and involving them in village projects and government. I visited the villages in 2000 and 2006 and am in frequent contact with the staff.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help it raise more money so that it could do even more.

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

Seeing at first hand (in the field) the effectiveness of its projects

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

well-trained and devoted.

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

make an even greater improvement in the educational opportunities and health of women in Rural Rajasthan.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to spend in India.

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

raising funds to expand its excellent programs.

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

this NGO does a huge amount of good with a very small budget.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Professional with expertise in this field & Organized research to evaluate Global Foundation Projects.