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World Neighbors
November 8, 2012

I've seen first hand the amazing work World Neighbors does in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world. Its work inspires people and helps communities identify and address their own particular circumstances and needs. There is no 'one size fits all' approach to its methods. World Neighbors works with community leaders through a long term and collaborative process to understand and address key challenges facing the community whether it is sustainable agriculture, micro-credit facilities, public health etc....very much a 'teach a person to fish' role. The impact of World Neighbors work extends far beyond the community leaders and volunteers with whom WN works most ripples emanating from a stone tossed into a pond, the results of World Neighbors work spread far into a community and its neighbors. A truly exceptional international development model.

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World Neighbors
February 25, 2011

I've been on two trips to see World Neighbors' field programs - one to Ecuador and one to Peru. Far off the main roads and out where the campesinos walk in from distant hillside fields with their crops, I met men and women whose lives had been transformed to the good by programs started by World Neighbors. Each story shared the basic truth that World Neighbors helped by bringing the right tools to the community it worked with - whether that was a dialog on village priorities, the mechanics of a micro-finance cooperative or how to terrace hillsides for optimum irrigation. In each case the people learned how to use the tool, took pride in using it well, spread the word to friends and neighbors about it and thereby spread the benefits far and wide. World Neighbors.

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visiting villages where World Neighbors has implemented its integrated approach to community development

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

help it grow bigger....with more money to apply to its programs and methodology

Board Member & Visited World Neighbors' rural field programs.

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