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Carl Robbins

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Review for Operation Safe Drinking Water, Camarillo, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I went with a group to volunteer, helping install rain-catchment tanks for indigenous schools in offshore islands off Central America, need of safe drinking water. I was so impressed that when I recently retired I went back as a rull-time volunteer. This is an all-volunteer charity, Everyone volunteers. No one receivss a salary. They work with Peace Corps volunteers in remote, hard-to-get-to areas to provide safe drinking water to indigenous schools which have none. It rains a lot down here so rain-catchmetn tanks are a perfect solution. They are simple, easy-to-maintain and last for years. Best of all they refill every time it rains, providing drinking water for indigenous schools and villages.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the Bocas del Toro arhipelango islands off the coast of Panama

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get our story out better, so more people know about it.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being part of a solution to a great need for people who are almost abandoned, being indigenous and living on remote islands. Seeing kids drink safe rainwater for a change instead of scooping up polluted water from puddles.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

dedicated, devoted and sacrificing

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the lives of poorer-than-poor indigenous peoples thrughout Central America

Ways to make it better...

we had more funds to work with and volunteers to help install the rain-catchment tanks

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

to get their story out. They are great at the work they do, but need help to enlist more support

One thing I'd also say is that...

They're worthy of support, which is why I am down here on site ere helping them out. I've seen what they do first-hand and there's sno place I'd rather give my retirement time to.

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Role:  Volunteer & I helped install safe drinking water tanks aat remote indigenous school sand villages.

We thank all our many volunteers, full and part time.  As an all volunteer nonprofit that pays no salaries or compensation, we depend on them to help get the job done. One volunteer has been back 6 times.

Thanks to you all—medical, dental and water catchment volunteers!