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These Numbers Have Faces, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Higher Education, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid, Youth Development Programs

Mission: These Numbers Have Faces invests in African students to lead and empower their countries.

Results: To date, These Numbers Have Faces has provided 77 university loans to students in South Africa, Rwanda and Uganda and impacts hundreds of students per year with leadership & entrepreneurship training.

Target demographics: students lead and empower their countries

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300 students

Geographic areas served: South Africa, Rwanda, & Uganda

Programs: Leadership Loans - Social impact loans for high achieving scholars from impoverished communities to attend top African universities. Graduates reinvest a portion of their loan for new scholars from their community. Community Impact Program - Alongside their university education, scholars complete community service, attend leadership and entrepreneurship training, and are welcomed into a supportive family of friends.

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

TNHF is a fantastic organization. They are using creative ways to empower South Africans. I loved that they had a world cup bracket this summer and was excited that it became one of the biggest espn brackets in the world (#20 I think). They are excited about their work and have worked hard to develop a in country staff as well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a long time friend of the founder of TNHF. This is one of the best organizations I have ever had the pleasure of being involved in. The biggest strength of TNHF is their clarity of purpose. Whne you walk into their office in Portland it is clearly written on the wall. As a donator I know exactly were my money is going. TNHF also does an incredible jod of connecting with their contributors. Whether it is a weekly newslater, posts of facebook, or even a friendly hand written thank you note, you always feel invovled and like you are making a difference. TNHF also connects their contributors with the people they are working with. They attatch faces with the work they are doing. I have worked with other non profits and NGO's in the past, but my experience with TNHF has been so much more rewarding then anything else.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I asked one of the founders of These Numbers Have Faces, Justin, about why he decided to start this nonprofit. He gave a compelling answer about how reporting statistics regarding poverty can be overwhelming and dehumanizing, but through connection and stories we can really come to understand why fighting for dignity and equality is so important. He described exactly how he met the people he works with and what they hope to do. This organization is driven, passionate and inspiring.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

great organization. great message. their work is focused, relational, and making a difference. i've been impressed with their marketing and branding as well. I think they are making a significant impact with youth in South Africa.