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IanRamsey-North

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Review for Natik Esperanza, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have worked with Natik in a variety of capacities. I first started working with Natik in 2005, when they were one of the most agile and adaptable NGOs operating in a small Guatemalan town that had recently been devastated by a hurricane and resulting mudslide. Though small, Natik had deep roots in the community and was able to partner with larger organizations to ensure that funds were delivered quickly and responsibly. Since then, I have stepped back from direct work with Natik while remaining a donor. I believe firmly in the important work they do with women and children, and think they are a model for respectful and collaborative work with their local partners.

I now work in the field of international development and can say that Natik, while small, implements many of the best practices and methods used by large and sophisticated development organizations, while upholding their longstanding commitments to friends and partners in Mexico and Guatemala. They have recently undergone a process of strategic planning that has helped them to streamline their programs and better serve those most in need.

They are a good organization that is constantly getting better.

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

Improve monitoring and evaluation of their programs and overall impact. (They are aware that this is an important area and are currently working on this)

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Quite well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field