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Review for Fistula Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

So awed by the difference the Fistula Foundation makes--saves lives, changes lives, gives dignity back to women who suffered horribly after giving birth. Bravo, Bravo, Bravo

Role:  General Member of the Public
 

Review for APOPO, Antwerpen, , Belgium

Rating: 5 stars  

I was dazzled years ago when I learned that APOPO was saving lives by finding and detonating landmines (without harm to the hero rats). Now I am dazzled to learn that those rats are being trained to detect TB in patient sputum--faster and cheaper than using humans. Bart Weetjens, the founder of APOPO, is brilliant. We are blessed world-wide by this great nonprofit.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yoon Kim, and Ophelia Dahl began Partners in Health in Haiti in 1987, extended its services to Peru and then Rwanda. Now its work against Antibiotic Resistant TB benefits the world. I learned about this great nonprofit through Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains". Kidder tells the beginnings of this organization--as Farmer, a young student at Harvard Medical School, turned an internship project into a lasting series of health clinics to provide a "preferential option for the poor in health care". PIH uses its resources frugally and still links its permanent staff with leading medical professionals. The website PIH.org states "At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidahttp://greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/partners-in-health-a-nonprofit-corporation#rity, rather than charity alone".

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Nurse-Family Partnership, Denver, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is an organization which truly shapes the future--both for babies and for our country. A simple idea delivered by a well-run organization.

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for APOPO, Antwerpen, , Belgium

Rating: 5 stars  

You will have trouble believing how creative and powerful this nonprofit is! In 1995 Bart Weetjens was exploring solutions for the global landmine problem. As a rat pet owner, he came across a publication using gerbils as scent detectors. Rats, intelligent, cheap and widespread over the world were going to detect landmines, that much was sure. Thus APOPO, a Belgian-based nonprofit, began. With no harm to those animals, they alert handlers so the mines can be destroyed! Lives and limbs are saved. In recent years APOPO has expanded to train the rats to detect TB in patient sputum--faster and cheaper than human technicians! It has won numerous awards. Website is APOPO.org.

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

encourage more public relations--especially in the US

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Partners In Health, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yoon Kim, and Ophelia Dahl began Partners in Health in Haiti in 1987, extended its services to Peru and then Rwanda. Now its work against Antibiotic Resistant TB benefits the world. I learned about this great nonprofit through Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains". Kidder tells the beginnings of this organization--as Farmer, a young student at Harvard Medical School, turned an internship project into a lasting series of health clinics to provide a "preferential option for the poor in health care". PIH uses its resources frugally and still links its permanent staff with leading medical professionals. The website PIH.org states "At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone".

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

urge better public relations so the world would know of its work

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Fistula Foundation, San Jose, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have known the work of this charity from Nicholas Kristof and have seen the patients of its services on TV. The life-changing medical services of the Fistula Foundation have brought tears to my eyes-- http://www.fistulafoundation.org/. "There but for the Grace of God" indeed.
Each year since my first grandchild and first grandniece were born I have made Mother's Day contributions to the Fistula Foundation--to share the blessings of safe maternal care for my family members with other mothers.

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

only spread their services more broadly

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Donor