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Review for Indego Africa, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

What makes Indego Africa a model organization for the economic empowerment of communities in need is the fact that it puts the women of its cooperatives at the center of the decision-making process and programmatic focus. This ensures not only that the specific needs and concerns of the women of its cooperatives are met, but also that they are invested in the programs and goals that are set. In this respect, Indego Africa seeks to make the women of its programs not just participants, but drivers of those programs. Unlike many other organizations, Indego Africa's ultimate aim is to make its own involvement obsolete: to equip the women of its cooperatives with skills that will enable them to thrive independently. Indego Africa is already seeing key progress towards these ends, as its partners develop more of the skills and experience necessary to thrive as entrepreneurs in Rwanda.

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

the enthusiasm of its volunteers is surpassed only by the enthusiasm of the Rwandan women participating in its programs.

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

gathered from many different backgrounds and areas of interest, which gives Indego Africa a unique breadth of expertise and knowledge upon which to draw.

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

empower thousands of women throughout the world to develop the basic skills needed to provide economic stability to themselves and their families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Volunteer & I've participated in the New York Regional Board of Indego Africa, which is a consortium for volunteers.