"P4P is founded on the basic principle of serving those in need. While there are many needs here domestically, which I also support, the severe poverty found in the southern reaches of Kenya is like nothing I have seen here at home. P4P has provided an avenue for me to serve a calling to do God's will that four years ago I didn't think possible.”
“Focusing on relationships first, then problem solving second has been instrumental in my continued involvement with P4P. We are truly partnering with the community in our endeavors, thus entrusting the future of our projects to them. We are a helping hand along the way, ready and willing to let go as soon as the project has stabilized.”
Joining Partnering for Progress (P4P) in January 2009 was my first medical mission trip. It changed my life greatly on so many levels. Since that trip, I have been involved with P4P in many aspects and now serve on the Communications Committee. It is an amazing organization that has done so much for the Kopanga/Giribe community in Kenya. P4P truly listens to the needs of the people and provides a hands up so that members of the area can be self-sustaining. I love the people I have come to know through this organization and am always ready to tell someone about P4P and how to get involved.
The mission and work P4P is engaged in is a cause I am proud to be involved with, and I hope P4P can continue to make strides. I enjoyed the Kenyans! There were a kind, smiling, friendly people despite the difficult circumstances in their lives. I still keep in touch with the Kenyan dentist I worked with when there. It was a tremendous experience. I hope this institution continues to help those who can not help themselves, it is a wonderfully noble cause.
There are so many places to volunteer and I think it’s important to find an organization with character that uses money and time wisely. I appreciate how P4P’s programs help people help themselves. From the Power of Milk to scholarships to clean water initiatives to Days for Girls and agricultural programs, P4P makes an impact that will touch generations. I am grateful to be a part of P4P.
“I love working with passionate, committed people. P4P’s core mission has grown but the essential philosophy has remained intact. This is a hand-up, not a hand-out organization that works closely with the people it serves to learn what they believe their needs are and then incorporates those conversations into their field work.
I traveled to Kenya as a volunteer with P4P in 2012 to photograph and gather stories. This is a cliche, I know, but it was a life changing experience. I wanted to continue working with P4P and now volunteer in several capacities. ”
“I greatly appreciate P4P’s hands-on, results-oriented and realistic approach to addressing the needs in the small area in which it has chosen to focus its energies and resources.”
“I also like the holistic approach it takes to community needs. Its work on clean water supply, for example, would have limited value unless it were linked with P4P’s broader health program—which in turn is strengthened in the long term by an emphasis on K-12 education and economic development. Working with any one of these would be worthwhile, but there’s a kind of a multiplier effect when P4P partners with the local community to attend to key pieces of the big picture simultaneously.” Gordon S. Jackson, who joined P4P's board in summer 2015