My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Opal House, Des Moines, WA, USA
My wife and I had the honor of volunteering at the Opal House for several months in 2010. The founders, Will and Diane, have a genuine passion for educating and empowering the impoverished families living around them in the indigenous highlands of Guatemala. They take a multifaceted approach to help lift people out of poverty. Rather than simply providing handouts in a paternalistic manner, the Opal House attempts to humbly walk along side the people and learn what they truly need for long term mobilization. Whether they are providing food for locals through the organic farm and animal husbandry program, educating children in their school, or providing free medical care, the Opal House is tackling the tough issue of poverty from the ground floor.
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