My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Freedom From Hunger, Davis, CA, USA
During my time on the Board I visited our program in Kenya, where women were using our small donations to start up self-sustaining businesses for themselves. I also, promoted Freedom From Hunger by speaking about the organization to various groups in Arizona, and presented a slide show about our work in the world. I solicited donations in Arizona from contributors who came to believe in our orgaization's motto, " Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime". Freedom From Hunger has the multiplier effect in that we supervise the new enterprises & make sure that they succeed the first year, and after that success follows success from one generation to another. Others who see good outcomes are encouraged to try new enterprises & it goes on and on in that community. It is very exciting to see this happen, and it is impossible to measure the extent of this self impowerment after it begins to take hold. Without question, the long range effect is in building confidence in the people that they will be able to sustain themselves.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
I like this organization because our programs result in permanent empowerment of people to find ways to sustain themselves.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
truly dedicated and sincere in their approach to helping foster confidence and results in our recipients.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
truly change the future for millions of poor people. Our programs lead to independence from want, and put the recipients on the path to being able to better sustain themselves and their families.
Ways to make it better...
If I had been more successful at raising money for the group, they could have expanded their programs in other communities around the world, that would benefit from our programs.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
Funding is an ever-present unmet need. There are millions of people in third-world countries who would benefit from our programs.
One thing I'd also say is that...
I have been on many boards and in a number of national organizations and never have I been involved with people who are more sincerely interested in the welfare of strangers in far away lands than the leadership and staff of Freedom From Hunger.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About once a year
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?