While working for another NGO in Beira, Mozambique, I was able to see Care for Life in action. This organization finds effective, creative ways to keep families together. Many families living in rural Mozambique are broken apart due to disease and poverty. CFL has worked with thousands of families to keep children out of orphanages, crops planted, kids in school and families together.
This is community building, grass root work at its finest. I am proudly a volunteer for CFL today.
Review from Guidestar
I am currently serving as the Funding Director for Care for Life. The thing that most impresses me about this organization is their dedication to making a difference in the lives of people half way around the world. They have put together a structured process to create a sustainable and self reliant future where it may have not existed with out them.
I look forward to working with Care for Life and would encourage you to do that same. Its a great organization.
Review from Guidestar
I have been familiar with Care For Life for many years and have seen the profound impact on the lives of people who have gone to Mozambique as volunteers and only heard of the many stories of lives changed for the better there. There are so many who cannot go to Africa but want to help in small ways. Whatever we can do to help alleviate suffering and teach individuals how to improve the quality of their lives, we must do. .....Lynette Peterson
As an intern to Care For Life, I have an opportunity than before to closely learn about the organization and its activities. CFL is a complex organization that strives to restore self-esteem to the poorest people from less advantaged communities in Mozambique. As a Mozambican student in the USA, I found Care For Life as the best organization to eventually work for when I return to Moz because CFL helps people(my people form MOZ) to help themselves. I highly recommend CFL as the best nonprofit.
I got involved with Care for LIfe over a year ago doing volunteer graphic and web design work for them. I quickly learned how amazing and different this organization is compared to other non-profit organizations. None of the advisory board or volunteer gain any of the monetary donations that come in—100% of the donations go to the families in need in Mozambique. This organization is truly and sincerely dedicated to improving the lives of Mozambicans by simply teaching them how to take care of themselves because they just haven't been taught how to in the past. I am amazed every day by what this organization does!
Care For Life is an amazing organization if you want a life changing experience for yourself. Going to Africa will make a person realize the impact individuals have on them. Going to the baby orphanage is to me, the most amazing part. I became attatched to the children. They have so much light in their eyes and just want love and attention. The babies and kids, right when you enter, come running up to you with arms wide open. I became extremely sttatched to one baby and saying goodbye to her was one of the hardest things I have ever done! Care For lifes teachings and tactic help the people realize they can do everything themselves. When you teach the children weaving and sewing they just want to learn and listen. You love these children in a matter of minutes and form a bond with them that is undescribeable. I love Care For Life and Africa. I would do it again without any hesitation.
I have always wanted to help those in extreme poverty but never knew how best to do it. I read about Care for Life in the Deseret News and I felt that their methods were effective and brought about permanent change. I read more about them on their website. I was impressed by their statistics and their focus on family and self-sustenance. I love that they do not give handouts but teach families and communities to make goals and accomplish them. After people meet their goals Care for Life rewards them with things they could not have obtained on their own, but they still had to earn it. Its a beautiful system and I believe it is the answer to extreme poverty worldwide. We have many resources to help people but unless we change lives and teach people to take care of themselves, those resources will be wasted. I felt like finding this organization was an answer to prayers. I'm not able to volunteer abroad but I looked at their website and found an opportunity to be a photo editor. I edit photos taken by volunteers in Mozambique so they can be used for the media. Now I feel like i am making a real and permanent difference. I love to edit photos of those people in Mozambique and see the joy in their faces. I know that Care for Life has brought them hope for the future and joy in the present.
I worked with Care For Life in Mozambique during May-June 2012. I was so impressed not only with the approach that Care For Life takes in helping villages in Africa, but more importantly their results. So many health and family issues, based on the statistics, are wildly improved for the villagers. I walked among the residents of several villages near Beira, Mozambique and talked with many adults and children. Every person explained that their lives were better after Care For Life began working with them. I personally observed the Care For Life personnel in action. I think they do a marvelous job and yet their resources are, apparently, quite limited. I was honored to have been of some little help.
I started working with Care for Life in 2011 working with their social media. Within no time I was planning ways I could learn Portugese or get myself to Africa to help in Mozambique. I've always been skeptical of non-profits because I worry about what happens when the organization moves on from the people they have been helping. Everything I have seen about the way they organize the Family Preservation Program is geared toward self-sufficiency for the people of Mozambique. Everyone can feel good about a program that teaches people how to garden and create a better life for themselves -- without a single handout. That's incredible.