This nonprofit has been a leader in their field for many, many years! Gabriella vanBreda is not only an expert in nonprofit leadership, she is one of the hardest workers around. Over the years we have seen services given to those who need it most in third world countries, but education, which empowers the recipients to have a stronger future. WIN teaches people to fish, so they will be fed and empowered for a lifetime. Also, those they empower go on to empower others. I highly recommend WIN as one of the most credible, compassionate and life changing NGO's around!
The idea of bringing Christian based education to leaders in emerging countries
is very exciting and desperately needed.
After spending time with TNIU (The New International University) students in Asia, it changed from being just an idea, to a tangible opportunity that I could help invest
in. An idea that can change communities all over the world. I now understand the incredible need to bring education to people
in their own countries at prices they can afford.
!I was able to meet real people, with real stories of how grateful they are that TNIU has given them the chance to get a degree and the training they need to go back and minister to the people in their churches and communities.Because of the work that TNIU is doing, they now have the ability to reach people that no missionary would be able to reach
WIN is a great non-profit. Really filling needs around the world in a special way. People are taught skills to fend for themselves proudly. WIN is preparing another trip to Kenya with first aid kits, etc. and more expertise for these needy and wonderful people. I am proud to be a part of this.
I have been supporting WIN financially for many years, and can not think of another organization that accomplishes as much as it does with the resources it has. Gaby and her team are truly and asset to this community and to God's people around the world.
I've been very fortunate to have been able to volunteer for this amazing organization. Their focus is not just the local food bank they began years ago; training women in Africa to start businesses of their own; sending medical supplies and digging water wells; training leaders all over the world and too many other programs to list. And now TNIU, The New International University, offering on-line Masters and Doctorate courses to those who would never have the opportunity in countries around the world. 100% dedicated to serving the less fortunate.
WIN is a wonderful, grounded organization that brings badly-needed education to residents of the third world. The operation is run VERY lean, and its costs are covered by existing investments so that all funds raised go directly to support WIN's mission. This organization very definitely is making a positive impact on the world.
Gabriella van Breda and the WIN ngo are tireless in their efforts to bring wholeness to families in need of assistance. They serve tirelessly to bring healing and restoration to the under-privileged and help to restore their dignity. They are a body of people who give their time, finances, and expertise to make life better for others.
I have the greatest respect for this organisation and they deserve recognition for always doing the very best for their community.
We joined Gaby van Breda and her WIN team on a missionary trip to Kenya, to teach and preach the gospel, both in theory and in very practical ways.
As a group we demonstrated God's love by equipping the Leaders with pratical life skills like bee-keeping, water purification, sewing, and agricultural methods of growing crops of food. We further taught them to market their produce in the local markets, as well as teaching them hygiene and how to control the spread of AIDS.
WIN is a highly effective organisation, compassionate, and caring changing the lives of people, uplifting and equipping them spiritually and practically.
We consider ourselves blessed to have been part of this organisation reaching out to others who have great needs!
Norman and Sandra Shing
World Impact Network has a great vision to educate on multiple platforms and on an international scale. The leadership has experience in being on staff of other universities so they bring a great perspective and knowledge-base. They have put a lot of research into making this model viable to the target students they want to reach and provide a quality education.
World Impact Network is doing great work to make higher education available to Chinese leaders. Being one of the Chinese students, with the help of WIN's founders Peter and Gaby Van Breda, I completed my doctoral degree in 2013. Now, I participate in the TNIU team to help other Chinese students. I really appreciate their effort and commitment in raising up the future leaders through Christian values based education. It's a privilege to support WIN and work with WIN.
WIN has been amazing for the renewal food banks. I’ve helped raised money with piggy banks for WIN. It’s wonderful to see how many people are served by WIN. They are also wonderful
in helping LunchDebt.org with eradicating school lunch debt in Washington State. I am so happy to help and work with WIN. Together we are changing lives!
I have been a donor, volunteer to WIN for 20+ years. No other agency in Bellevue offers life changing opportunities not just o clients but service volunteer. the WIN staff is extremely efficient in making the smallest resources stretch to meet the needs of the community and provide a meaningful opportunity to get involved and make an impact right here in our community.
Over the last 7 years, World Impact Network has supported me to get formal accredited education, to equip me to serve others in need in various countries. I could not have done it without WIN. More importantly, the interactions with WIN's founders Peter and Gaby Van Breda have and is still impacting my life to love and pour out for others with the love of God. Because of them, I had the privilege to learn from professors not just of very high standard in their academic achievements but in their characters and sentiments. WIN is doing what they say they are doing: They are impacting the world through people!
I was part of the African team (Kenya 2012). The trip was well organized and enthusiastically attended by local leaders of Kenya. These local leaders made great sacrifices to attend the training, some travelling 2-3 hours by public transportation.
The training was organized with micro industries in mind and had trainers for several methods of improvements.
The training was created for the students learning styles and created to allow the trainees to pass it on back at home.
The students were enthusiastic and embraced the subject material and requested we return soon.
WIN is doing a great job in encouraging and equipping the leaders to give the training at their home sites.
I would be happy to participate with WIN for any future such trips.
I have seen at close quarters how WIN is bringing positive change to the lives of many, relying on my experiences of volunteering for WIN I give kudos to WIN and recommend that others should get involved with the work they are doing.
Over the years I have volunteered for WIN, my experiences of WIN's humanitarian work for example in Africa and locally is indescribable, this organization is working continually to bring transformational change in the lives of people and leaders globally.
As a partner with World Impact Network since 2005, I have nothing but praise for this organization. WIN is firmly committed to serving God and His people around the world. Focusing on teaching Leadership skills, First Aid/CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens Prevention, and Disaster Preparedness training, WIN makes a positive difference in the lives of Pastors, Community Leaders, and their communities. Since 2010, I have worked alongside WIN to provide this training to approximately 1,000 people in Kenya. It is always a blessing to me to be able to serve with WIN and to do our best to make a positive difference in the lives of people in real and personal ways as well as to teach and preach the gospel.
I have worked with World Impact Network (WIN) since 2005 when they sent me as part of a 3-person team to serve Hurricane Katrina survivors in Bay St Louis, Mississippi. WIN's founders, Pastors Peter & Gabriella Van Breda, and I share the same passion for helping those in need who need it most. We also share the same philosophy of how we can best help others to help themselves - by teaching/sharing our skills in Leadership, Business, First Aid/CPR, Disaster Preparedness, Construction, Sanitation & Water, and other training.
I have had the honor of teaming with WIN for several years and have personally been changed seeing lives so impacted !
The Center A Place of Hope
I am so impressed by the quality of the leadership and by their goals to train leaders in their own countries. The statistics show that leaders brought out of their countries and trained in the US often do not return to their country. Such insightful and important and difficult work is done for other countries!
I have been very impressed with the leadership, vision and execution of WIN. They make a difference in people's lives in our community and around the world. They focus on the real needs of an individual as well as a people group and use insight and practicality to provide ways for individuals to better their lives, learn skills to enable them to live their lives out of poverty or difficult circumstances. They both "give a person a fish" so they can eat for a meal, and "teach a person to fish" so they can eat for a lifetime!
World Impact Network is involved in both formal accredited and informal education around the world
They believe that firstly, an education can never be taken away from anyone
Secondly, it empowers people and causes as rise in their economic social status.
Education gives people an opportunity for economic advancement which means an increase in their standards of living
World Impact Network is doing great work in our backyard and around the globe. Their goal of education is not only in facilitating general education but they also do anti-human trafficking education.
Their financial accountability is second to none with a yearly audit by a CPA, thus, we are always confident that in contributing to WIN our funds will be used to their utmost effectiveness, leaving salaries at a minimum and effectively accomplishing their mission.
World Impact Network is the best! They put their heart and souls into their work for others! With the Lord being their guiding light they go above and beyond to help those in need!
One of the reasons WIN is my go-to foundation for my charitable contributions is I know my money is going to those most in need. Some of my friends have gone on trips to Africa, China and hurricane devastated cities in the US with WIN to help rebuild, bring food and clothing, medical help and training. I have volunteered on fund raising campaigns and events locally. Gaby and the staff at WIN are dedicated to helping others in need, helping to alleviate suffering and to bring tools and hope where there were none. This is a great organization doing great things with people in need around the world.
Great organization, Great people and a great cause! Helping the people who really need help here in our community and around the World.
WIN truly lives up to its mission to strengthen communities both locally and internationally. Locally, they are reaching out and serving those most in need with their Renewal Food Bank - the clients served here are not just a number, they are viewed as real people and treated with kindness and respect. The training that WIN is involved in overseas empowers people to improve their own lives and in turn make a greater impact in their community.
A nonprofit is most admirable when they do above and beyond the general "needs" of a community. I feel that World Impact Network not only fulfills these needs, but does so with a kind and compassionate spirit, treating each customer with dignity and respect. They even go so far as setting up the food bank area so it has the atmosphere of a grocery store (so that customers feel respected and honored)! I love this nonprofit and the people that work for WIN!
This is an devoted group. They give their clients the dignity to do their own shopping instead of just handing them a bag of food. They try to educate them, give them medical education, diabetes awareness and many other things. I worked with a lot of groups and have NEVER seen one as strong and loving as WIN. I also love that they have the children from Sacred Heart School volunteer there on a weekly basis. Such a great learning experience for the children.
WORLD IMPACT NETWORK
Since Merciful International Guild (MIG) partnered with Word Impact Network in 2007on its operations in Kenya, Africa, our organization changed from that of assisting poor people to that of training them how to assist themselves. What started as a sermon where Fishers were asked by our Lord Jesus to change position and using the same Boat, Nets, Lake and people fished a lot. Followed by week training, the whole teachings changed not only our organization but also the community.
World Impact Network trained 83 Self Help Group Leaders in 2007 on various Business Skills impacting on over 2,890 members who are currently very successful people.
Training of 75 Pastors on Global leadership and poverty eradication for a week, with each Pastor representing an average of 100 who they in turn were to train their members meaning this would impact on 750 plus members not mentioning extension to households
In one of the training, People Living with HIV/AIDS started coming out in open to declare their status and started advocacy. This saw us work on a project on P.M.T.C.T in Nyandarua District in prevention of Mother to child Transmission on H.I.V/AIDS reaching over 750 couples. We are licensed by Ministry of Health to run a VCT Centre in Nyandarua District, license no NASCOP/MPHS/VCT/12 where well over 2600 people have tested their status.
In all the training all members of staff of MIG have been trained on training needs and with constant communications with the Director of WIN, Our organization has been involved in advocacy in civil democratic governance with Amkeni Wakenya (UNDP) training 165 women leaders in 11 constituencies in Great Rift Valley and part of Central Province in Kenya prior to the famous change the constitution referendum impacting on well over 8,250 members.
Last year again saw us involved in capacity building training 250 cooperative managers in 5 provinces in Kenya, funded by International Labor Organization (Coop Africa) impacting on 12500 members of the cooperative Societies.
Currently with guidance of the Director WIN, Gabriella Van Breda we are in a process of starting a Research & Training Center whereby we shall train and do research on problems affecting community. This will help us spread happiness and success to those who may not have made it in life.
World Impact Network has really done a lot for Kenyans. were it not for the War in Kenya, WIN was scheduled to train Youths next Month January 2012
Sammy Githinji Ngumba
Merciful International Guild
WIN is a dynamic, innovative organization that utilizes creative ways to reach their local and international communities. WIN offers hope to many especially during this economic downturn. I have witnessed the hope on the faces of many individuals for whom a Thanksgiving meal became a reality as they were blessed by WIN. Keep up the wonderful work!!
WIN is bright light in many peoples lives. The impact that this organization has is life changing. I traveled to Africa with a team from WIN many years ago. I have seen first hand, leadership training, small buissness training, identifying and solving needs in the community. WIN's Renwal Food Bank is a local project that supports the Bellevue and surrounding areas hunger needs. The number of family's helped each year is startling, as the numbers continue to climb. It is safe to say that WIN has a goal to help and change lives around the world. It is a privilege to support an organization that is so caring and loving.
I have personally witnessed the impact of WIN in our city; the present economic situation affects almost everybody. I noticed that lines are getting longer and more people are in need of WIN’s help. The importance of WIN to this city cannot be over-emphasized. WIN is dedicated to helping people locally and internationally; I volunteered for WIN many times and can recommend it to anyone, either to use their services or to volunteer.
World Impact Network is a light upon the hill indeed. WIN over the years have helped many women across the world achieve their vision and aspirations, training them in first aid, CPR and various leaderships and business skills. I was blessed to see WIN in action and to be part of it.
WIN has consistently been a light of hope in our community with the Food Bank, youth programs and other events as well as to the International community with distribution of contributed items, medical supplies and ambulances, well drilling, and education in places where it's never been before. Without a doubt WIN is my #1 charity!
World Impact Network is making a huge difference both locally, in the communities on the East side of Lake Washington here in the Seattle area, and internationally, as evidenced by their quick and efficient responses to disasters around the world.
I love how the Renewal Food Bank treats it's clients with respect and dignity. When people are in need their self esteem is already low, the way the Renewal food bank is set up encourages people.
I have seen the hundreds of people including moms with babies, the elderly, indigent, newly unemployed and many families . . . that benefit weekly from the food bank. I am pleased to have been able to give to such a worthy cause in today's economic climate. WIN is a win for all of us. Dave and Cammie Marrujo
I was there when World Impact Network was founded. I saw the earnest good will as they started their first project, a food bank. I volunteered with WIN for several years, and was always impressed with how the staff focused on meeting the needs of those in need, with dignity and respect. Many years later, they continue to meet needs both in my city and across the ocean. They are truly making a difference. The fact they've been in "business" so long is testimony to the needs they meet.
I am always happy to contribute to WIN - I know they use donations to their utmost. Just walk through their office, one of those semi-permanent mobiles without plumbing, and you know they dedicate their funds to helping others, not to administration. If you're looking for a place that knows how to stretch a dollar, this is it.
My view of W.I.N. based in Bellevue, Washington is that the organization brings the biggest bang for the buck possible, They have a local and international focus, teaching/showing/enabling people in under resourced areas around the world how to become self-sustaining through micro-enterprise and clean water, while not ignoring those locally who need assistance.
For years I have been watching the wonderful things WIN and its founders provide for our community and am astounded at their committment and generosity. The Renewal Food Bank is amazing and so are the people that run it. The volunteers and their outreach is awe inspiring. My family and I have been members of the Gathering Place Church in Bellevue for over 12 years. Our youngest daughter was very involved in the Youth Group there. She became good friends with Pastor Peter and Gaby's son, David. My husband and I would help with transporting the youth, collecting food and clothing, sorting and bagging for many different functions. What a great experience for all of us to be a part of the excitement. My daughter (now an adult) learned so much about kindness, compassion and giving. To this day she has the VanBreda's ministry to thank for teaching her the importance of world missions, community outreach, and family values, We are grateful to WIN for their impact on our lives and letting us be a part of such a wonderful, fine organization.
I have volunteered with WIN in the past, bringing Youth group kids to the food bank to help unpack and sort the food. We also helped clients during open hours of the food bank. The staff is very uplifting and encouraging. The youth really came away with a lot. I have also kept up-to-date on all of WIN's projects around the world. The training they gave the women in Uganda is an exceptional example. For 6 years, I think, WIN went to Uganda giving life and career skills training and watched the miracles of changed lives unfold! These women turned around and taught others and are now able to provide for their families. Another great example is the Youth Summer Camps they ran for local teens. The youth did community service projects, in and out side of the food bank. Often the youth were struggling in school and near dropping out. The staff and range of activities really built them up, they grew in self confidence and developed a good sense of self. It's been exciting seeing them years later as young adults, complete in college education and giving back to their communities. This an awesome organization to be involved in!
After being a donor to WIN and their Food Bank I became a recipient of the good that World Impact Network has done for years. I was laid off from my job and after 18 months of being unemployed, I found myself at the WIN Food Bank. I am so grateful for their kindsness and compassion and the upbeat positive attitude everyone had. Those weekly trips to the food bank made it possible to not have to choose between eating or paying the rent. The Food Bank had a wide range of healthy foods; protein, veggies, grains, even fresh fruit. Never in my wildest imaginings have I pictured being out of work and unable to pay basic living expenses. Thank you WIN for being the helping hand when it was need.
My wife and I were introduced to World Impact Network (WIN) through our involvement for over 6 years at the Gathering Place in Bellevue, WA. Gaby and Peter who oversee WIN are fantastic people truly committed to making a difference as evidenced by their very hands-on approach to serving others. Their impact on communities is multifaceted with superior management of the resources they have available including the many volunteers who support the greater cause. The local community is served well through the Renewal Foodbank sponsored by WIN, the largest food bank in the area, and their youth program provides mentoring and skills training for the immediate community. The world at large is served through their international missions trip activity which seeks every year to meet the needs of those in impoverished and often tragic situations. I hope and pray they continue to receive increasing financial and volunteer support enabling them to expand the impact they are having!
My wife and I have been so impressed with the foodbank services offered and have witnessed the increased need by local neighborhood residents. This is a service with dignity as it is designed like a real market where you get to pick from various shelves. There is no qualification. If you come, you can receive food items. The staff works hard to find donors and companies who can provide product. WIN's outreach has been worldwide assisting on the ground with direct involvement when disasters strike around the world. These didicated staff and volunteers warrant a huge thank you and our financial support. We have seen the great work. Patt & JJ
They provide more than just food to their visitors. They provide hope. Some need that almost as much as the food. The workers always have a smile ready and a word of encouragement for the patrons. Everyone becomes part of a much bigger family. This community could use more of this type of service.
No other organization does more and is focused more on meeting needs of under-privileged, than World Impact Network. Through the leadership of Gabriella and Peter van Breda, remote villages have clean water, set up micro-enterprises for women and have received medical and other basic supplies.