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WOMEN IN PROGRESS INC
May 24, 2010

What an amazing organization. The second I landed in Accra, I was met by the Executive Director and started the adventure that is Ghana! The 'WIP lounge' was a good size for us, but I imagine if there were more volunteers it would be a bit cramped. One or two laptops might help the volunteers since power outages are common and much of the work is digital. The living accommodations were fantastic and quickly felt like a home. I am hesitant to suggest a map of the city, only because exploring is really essential to the experience. Overall I had an exceptional time! I wish WIP the best and hope to see the amazing handmade products in stores around the U.S. soon! I bought 2 cooking aprons and tablecloth for my parents, they love them and use them whenever they cook.

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

my life. By being able to work with the women in the WIP network, my global understanding has expanded significantly. To this day I keep WIP and Ghana close to my heart.

Ways to make it better...

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

Expand the workspace and bring in a few laptops if possible.

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

Meeting the people who work there, very welcoming and friendly!

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

One of my favorite parts about my experience with this organization is meeting the other volunteers and staff! I was amazed, they really made the experience real for me.

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

Pay off all it's debt, start a concept store in the U.S., Europe and Australia. Expand to a new facility that they built. Buy some laptops and a generator. Scholarships for volunteers wishing to stay for the summer or longer.

Ways to make it better...

I brought way too many things. I wish I hadn't brought so many nice clothes, I didn't wear them.

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

Meeting deadlines for shipments.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & created and taught a business fundamentals and computer 101 class. Did some consulting with OneStone.