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Karen Story

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Review for Opal House, Snohomish, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've known Dr. Boegel for many years and have followed the progress since he and his wife started Opal House. Last April I decided to visit and see for myself. Many charities sound good, but was this one really working? The answer is YES! If you are looking for a charity with extremely low overhead (the Boegels receive no salaries) that directly and measurably improves deserving people's lives, look no further. As a former Peace Corps volunteer, I am familiar with the pros of cons of our good intentions in the developing world. I think the Boegel's are doing everything right. They are providing the most important things we need to do to end poverty: education, jobs, medical care, and clean water.

(Note: Several of the negative comments on this site are from Dr. Boegel's ex-wife, and should be viewed in that light...)

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Role:  Volunteer