February 17, 2011
I have been a member of the board since 2007, but I have known of El Porvenir since 2001. The organization's goal and approach is to be admired as it makes a concerted effort to involve local poor communities as key decision makers in improving the water and sanitation conditions. After 20 years, it is going strong in some of the poorest communities in Nicaragua. It is inspiring to go on any of the many work brigades and help a local community build a well, a wash-station or even latrines. No words can express the gratitude and appreciation that communities show toward work brigade participants and to El Porvenir; this is a true sign of benefitial impact of this worthy organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Hands-on experience with community leaders on discussions about the progress and benefits of the programs that are being implemented.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Incorporate more fundraising activities in Nicaragua and increase Nicaraguan donor base.
Board Member & I helped to build latrines in poor communities.
Review from Guidestar