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Damian D.

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Review for World Computer Exchange Inc, Hull, MA, USA

Rating: 1 stars  

I'm a Peace Corps volunteer building a computer technology center on the Haitian-Dominican border. Since my budget is limited, I sought out World Computer Exchange so that I could get the most reasonably priced computers possible and save money for other aspects of the project.

HORRIBLE experience. After months and months of waiting, the computers I reserved and paid for where evidently given out to other groups. I contacted the organization's leader and sent several e-mails to be met with total silence. Another Peace Corps volunteer that I work with never received his computers either--computers he also paid for. In the developed world, this is known as THEFT.

There was one volunteer who did receive her shipment of PCs, but 33% of the computers arrived non-functional. Her e-mails were also met with total silence.

In short, I'm going to do everything possible to make sure Peace Corps never works with WCE again.

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

conduct an audit

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Role:  Client Served

Review for Project Las Americas, Chesterfield, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a Peace Corps volunteer currently building a community technology center on the Haitian-Dominican border, Since this center is being built in a very rural area, a lot of infrastructure had to be installed including a 100 ft tower, inverters, and a radio equipment. Project Las Americas was VERY helpful in setting up a matching grant program where half the money I raised would be matched. This project definitely couldn't have been done without PLA's support. Additionally, this organization played an important role helping me obtain hundreds of biosand water filters in the middle of a cholera scare.

I am very pleased to have been able to work with PLA!!

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A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Role:  Volunteer