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Review for Mercys Village International, El Segundo, CA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I've been actively volunteering with Mercy's Village for about a year now. I've wanted to go with Mercy's Village on a trip to Uganda since it started, and was able to make it out there in February of '10. The characteristic that I like most about Mercy's Village is how focused it is. It's not trying to create world peace or alleviate poverty throughout the entire developing world. The vision is very clear, to drastically impact the lives of the long-suffering victims of Uganda's Civil War by educating children in Northern Uganda and being a catalyst for village re-development. Having the opportunity to actually go to Uganda, to see the devastation caused by decades of war, and to also see the efforts of the Ugandan's to slowly begin the reconstruction of their country and society was very inspiring. I left with the strong conviction that this effort, this journey will be very challenging, but is very achievable. Ugandans and their country is ready to be rebuilt, ready to heal, and ready to put a very hard past behind them.

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

By seeing how it has given hope and the possibility of a real future to people in Northern Uganda, and how it has been able to communicate the great need and opportunity to donors and volunteers back here in the US in a way that inspires them to act.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I help with Marketing and PR, and have travelled out to Uganda with Mercy's Village to visit the school site.