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Go! Malawi
April 19, 2011

I think our organization is unique in how we operate. We have developed a collaborative program with not only our partner committee in M'Pamila, but also with other community committees to ensure our programs are being run properly and that they are effective. This system has allowed a greater amount of people from the community to be involved in program development, and program assessment. While we do have direct oversight from our Organization for all of our programs, it is very important to us to have our programs being run and evaluated by the community members who are most impacted by the programs. The only way in which this system works is if there is a strong communication line between all the committees, and with our organization. We feel lucky that this type of communication exists.

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

I have been involved in this organization since 2005 and I have visited our programs in Malawi eight times since 2006. Our organization has had its share of ups and downs, but we have used our experiences to better serve our donors and our beneficiaries. We feel that the more input we get from our donors, our volunteers, and other organizations like ours, helps us be more effective at what we do.

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

I think we are still continuing to improve our media communication. It can be frustrating sometimes to not be able to keep our donors and volunteers up to date on our current programs. It is hard because so much happens so far away, but we are still looking into ways to keep the people who support us more in tuned to our programs.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

How did you learn about this organization?

I helped found this organization in 2006.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Right now it is on assisting the local HIV Outreach Committee, assisting in education needs in the community (including providing tuition scholarships to secondary school students), making preparations for a micro finance farming project to begin in September, and conservation projects related to clean water and the Ntchisi Forest Reserve.

What is its top priority in the long run?

We hope to expand our outreach programs to specificly target orphans and vulnerable children, as well as provide a water source to 7 neighboring villages. We also have plans to work with the Ntchisi Forest Commission on developing more expansive programs to reduce the illegal logging being done in the rain forest.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I helped with fund raising for our programs, and I work directly with our programs in Malawi.