My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for READ (Rural Education and Development) Global, San Francisco, CA, USA
I spent my summer as a volunteer intern at the READ Global office in San Francisco because I was so inspired by their model and work in India, Nepal, and Bhutan. READ not only encourages literacy and economic empowerment in rural villages but also focuses on the sustainability of their programs so that each village takes ownership of their Center and the impact is compounded in future generations. It was these aspects that drew me to this internship, and I am so glad to have learned even more about READ's work during the summer as I researched programs and wrote blogs and posts for the website and social media. I truly enjoyed my internship at READ and consider this to be one of the best organizations working in the field of community empowerment around the world.
Review for The Fistula Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA
I first learned about obstetric fistula while looking for summer internships in the non-profit sector and I was amazed by the tragedy of this stigmatized condition. When I found Fistula Foundation, I immediately knew that I wanted to spend my summer helping this wonderful organization and all of the women in the 19 countries that Fistula Foundation currently supports. I had an amazing experience, learned so much about obstetric fistula worldwide, and was able to join Fistula Foundation's fight to bring life-changing surgeries to women who live with obstetric fistula. At the end of the summer, I knew that I had to do more to help these women and I made a pledge to myself to donate the cost of one surgery ($450) every year from now on. Thank you, Fistula Foundation, for the opportunity to work for this worthy cause and for the work that you continue to do every day to give women new lives free from obstetric fistula!
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