Mission: World Neighbors inspires people and strengthens communities to find lasting solutions to hunger, poverty and disease and to promote a healthy environment.
Results: World Neighbors has transformed the lives of more than 26 million people in 45 countries since 1951.
Target demographics: Remote, marginalized villages and communities throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America
Direct beneficiaries per year: 500,000
Geographic areas served: Asia, Africa, Latin America and Haiti
Programs: Program service accomplishments include international programs, public education, overseas program services, program familiarization- see attached statements of program accomplishments. Our ratio for program/administrative expenses is approximately 81%. There are a number of realities that lead world neighbors to this program/administrative ratio; 1)we rely on numerous small, individual donors and foundations for our financial support and require more time by staff to support these relationships. This reality has allowed us to develop our unique and highly successful program methodology that is not driven by any one person's or organization's agenda. 2) our program is delivered by thousands of community volunteers who carry out projects for themselves. These efforts are not reflected in dollars, thus keeping our program costs low. We also do not construct buildings or provide other equipment or facilities-costs that typically boost program costs to higher levels.
World Neighbors is as unique and effective in 2011 as it was 60 years ago when the organization was founded in 1951. Investment is made in people not things. Because of this, those who are supported with information and training are able to find their own solutions to crushing poverty, lack of food and clean water, better health practices for mothers and babies, even savings and credit groups. World Neighbors begins work in areas most in need with the goal of leaving a self-sustaining village behind. The successes are astounding!