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Review for WINGS Guatemala, St. Paul, MN, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I had the extraordinary good fortune of meeting the founder of WINGS Guatemala, Sue Patterson, the medical director, and Kirsten Taylor, development director on a trip to Antigua, Guatemala. They are doing great work on women's health, framing reproductive health issues as part of general public health. One of their portfolios that I particularly admire is their work with Guatemalan men. In a macho, Latino culture, men's reproductive health and role is often ignored. When men and women are educated and encouraged to be on the same team, the future is brighter for everyone.
Recently WINGS mobilized donors to help with the post volano health crises; we appreciated having a reliable NGO on the ground providing direct services to those in crisis.

Role:  Donor

Thanks Betsy!! We are so grateful to supporters like you!


Review for Shining Hope for Communities, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As a founding Board Member of Shining HOpe for Community, I cannot stop talking about this amazing organization. Organized around the Kibera School for Girls, a free, topnotch educational experience for girls from ultrapoor peri-urban families in Kibera, Kenya, the school has become a hub for community transformation. The clinic serves the local population and has built trust and confidence, expanding capacity. The biosanitation and water point have provided clean water and hygienic latrines, which use cutting edge tech to produce methane. The playground is a first in this impoverished shantytown. Kennedy Odede is a role-model par excellance. But most of all what this fantastic project produces in prodigious amounts is: HOPE! The rest happens!

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Role:  Board Member

Review for Earth Child Institute Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I love Earth Child's Institute's campaign to plant a tree for every child on earth. They have certificates you can purchase in honor of new babies - the perfect gift for kids with more than they need and the planet!

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Role:  Donor

Review for Friends of the Arava Institute, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Friend of the Arava Institute supports work that gives us hope - working on the idea that nature has no borders and that people bond over common goals, creating a new generation of Middle East environmental problem solvers will help bring peace as well as a healthier earth.

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

Israel, seeing their work in solar power.

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

the sense of optimism it gives in a very bleak time of deteriorated environment as well as Arab/Israel relations.

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

Dynamic and smart!

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

Expand the vision of Arabs and Israelis working together to promote healthier ecosystems, generate clean energy, and approach the water crisis together.

Ways to make it better...

they sold Carbon Offsets!

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

Finances, post meltdown.

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

I would like to see adult internships, classes and work projects, short term on site.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

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Role:  Volunteer & Bike ride in Israel guest, attended lectures, used resource material.