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international midwife assistance, inc
July 24, 2012

IMA provides me with an opportunity to help a profoundly underserved population caught in the crosshairs and previously unable to get much needed assistance. International Midwife Assistance maximizes donations to provide food, healthcare, jobs and education to women, children and families. The clinic provides a paradigm of integrity, honesty and respect to people who have experienced a breakdown in their cultures. IMA provides health care and healing on individual and community levels, allowing a new generation to move forward with self respect and a vision of possibility for the future. i know that every dollar I donate will make a difference, lives will be saved, local health care providers will be educated allowing for ripples of healing further and further out into the community. Also, I love that the ultimate goal is self sufficiency for the clinic.

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Donor

international midwife assistance, inc
May 29, 2010

I love the integrity of this organization. I love how the funding is applied to the projects, with a minimum going into administration and the bulk providing direct care. I love the hands on careful management of the projects. IMA provides medicine, health care, food and jobs. But perhaps more importantly, IMA looks to provide projects which are a fit for the cultures in which they are located. And most importantly, IMA looks for exit strategies by which the local people can take over and function independently. These charitable dollars have far reaching effects. I hope to see the financial base secured, perhaps by endowments or more permanent funding structures.

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

the works of my teenager who had an opportunity to volunteer in Soroti. Her photos and presentations inspired her classmates and teens in her larger local community to think more broadly about their roles in making the world a better place for others.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Donor & Contributed funds and help with mailings.