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World Impact Network (WIN)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Graduate & Professional Schools, Higher Education, Human Services, Leadership Development

Mission: Our purpose is to strengthen communities. This is achieved by: identifying local leadership already at work in their communities, empowering them with the tools that will make their goals achievable, assisting in the provision of educational support and skill development that will raise the standard of living for the local populous, intervening in emergency situations, and networking and partnering with other non-profit organizations, churches, and corporations to make the dream of community change a reality. Our core values include: compassion, dignity, respect, integrity, accountability, and relationships. World Impact Network's educational programs provide personal and professional development for leaders without regard to religious beliefs, gender, or cultural and ethnic backgrounds of those we serve.

Results: Since 2007, WIN has graduated students through our partnerships with various American accredited universities. This year WIN launched it's new initiative, The New International University (TNIU). TNIU is an online American theological institution that provides undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degree programs for leaders in the emerging world. We believe that giving leaders the ability to receive education in their own contexts allows them to generate knowledge related to the social, political and economic issues that are prevalent in their own communities and nations. They can study while continuing to server their communities. WIN also continues to provide informal training for leaders globally through income generating skill training and basic medical intervention and prevention programs as well as disaster preparedness awareness.

Target demographics: bring about positive change in the lives of leaders both locally and in the emerging nations.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Each year Win and TNIU targets hundreds of leaders when delivering both formal and informal education globally.

Geographic areas served: Global

Programs: Higher education in the form of certificate, undergraduate and graduate education; Income skill development and training for leaders without formal education; Re-invention forums and seminars for continuing education for local community leaders

Community Stories

49 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

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!

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Advisor

Rating: 5

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

Anna M.3

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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
South Africa

Dan B.2

Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Donor

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

This organization is great at helping other people around the world

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Fred B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have had the honor of teaming with WIN for several years and have personally been changed seeing lives so impacted !

Dr Jantz
Founder
The Center A Place of Hope

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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!

Donor

Rating: 5

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

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Donor

Rating: 5

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!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

ProMix

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great organization, Great people and a great cause! Helping the people who really need help here in our community and around the World.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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
Executive Director
Merciful International Guild

Jean M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

olu

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Nita B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

John47

Donor

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

David58

Donor

Rating: 4

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