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Review for Afghan Institute of Learning, Dearborn, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Established in 1995, I became aware of the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL) in 1996 when they were still helping Afghan refugees in Pakistan. I was very impressed by their grassroots, community-based approach to providing education, training and health services to Afghans, particularly to women and children. AIL actually listened to the Afghans they were working with and provided services that they requested and, in turn, asked for input from the people. In this way, a partnership was formed and the community members had a stake in the project. Since the beginning of their programs in 1996, with a budget of $30,000, AIL has now grown to serve over 350,000 women and children annually in both Afghanistan and Pakistan and has reached over 8 million Afghans since 1996. They are a visionary organization that has provided the basic building blocks for the Afghans themselves to transform their country.

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

Afghanistan and Pakistan when I visited the programs and saw the amazing work that AIL was doing.

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

Challenge others to donate more money to support this organization so it could expand its work.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The plight of Afghans having suffered 30 years of war resulting in a devastated country.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I have been making donations for some time.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Go to Global Giving and find out how much AIL is doing and then donate.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & I donated to this organization and also was a volunteer for a while.
 

Review for CREATING HOPE INTERNATIONAL, Dearborn, MI, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Creating Hope International (CHI) is a unique organization that recognizes that indigenous organizations often know what a community needs and do better work in helping the people in their community to meet their needs. Rather than try and tell local organizations what to do,CHI provides support to local organizations, at their request, around the world to assist those organizations to do their work more effectively. Presently, CHI provides technical support to the Afghan Institute of Learning (AIL), one of the largest female-led Afghan NGOs in Afghanistan. It also supports a project with Tibetan refugees in India and healing groups in the U.S.

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

I have visited the projects that CHI has supported in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India.

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

Challenge others to donate more to CHI so that it could expand the number of organizations that it supports.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

The lack of education and health opportunities for Afghans and the lack of funding for Tibetan refugees in India.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I have made it over years.

What would you tell others about this organization?

Support it and find out about it on Global Giving.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Donor & I have donated to this organization for years.