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Review for Asylum Access, Oakland, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Pregnant with my 3rd child, I took refuge from the Rwandan genocide in the Congo. I found a job working for an American nonprofit, but was arrested and torturred by Congolese authorities after being suspected of being a U.S. spy. When I was released, I fled to Uganda, where I found Asylum Access. They helped me and my family get the legal assistance and advocacy we needed to obtain legal refugee status, so we wouldn't have to return to countries in which our lives were endangered. We were eventually able to resettle in the U.S. (summary of client story posted by staff member)

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If it were not for projects like this one, my family and I would be dead today. Now that we have been saved, we must do all we can to help.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Client Served & Asylum Access helped me obtain refugee status.
 

Review for Tri-Valley Communities Against A Radioactive Environment, Livermore, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Bay Area is truly blessed to have the astonishingly intelligent, qualified, and committed people at Tri-Valley CAREs working hard every day as advocates for the air, water, land and people of the region, and for peace in the world. Without the information they provide, the events they organize and the policy work in which they engage, we would be powerless against the environmental and health threats posed by having an enormous nuclear weapons laboratory in our backyard. We all have reason to be grateful for Tri-Valley CAREs' work.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

Role:  Volunteer & Former intern, attorney.