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Pathfinder International
February 17, 2011

I have been a supporter of Pathfinder International for more than 15 years. I became engaged because I believe that having access to family planning/reproductive health care is a basic human right and that providing such services is the key to solving many of the BIG challenges facing our world today - challenges such as poverty, resource depletion, civil unrest and gender inequality - to name a few. Pathfinder operates in more than 20 developing countries with a high level of efficiency and effectiveness. I have seen the work - first hand - in Viet Nam, India, Ethiopia and Egypt. I was impressed - not only by the poverty and great need I saw - but also by the creative, common-sense approaches used by Pathfinder. In each community, programs are tailored to the local practices and customs, the vast majority of the workers are local, community leaders are engaged for support and every attempt is made to leave behind sustainable programs.

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

I have seen the work of the organization in Viet Nam, India, Ethiopia and Egypt - in remote villages and urban community centers/clinics.

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

The only change I would make to this organization is to increase its visibility within the USA. It is well known outside of the USA - especially in the more than 20 developing countries where we currently work - which certainly underlines the fact that the services provided are of high quality and handled in a sensitive manner. If more Americans knew about Pathfinder and understood its work, I am certain contributions would increase.

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Donor & I have been a donor and board member for more than 15 years.

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