My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Go Conscious Earth Inc, Durham, NC, USA
I just returned from a trip to the Congo with Godi Godar, the founder of Go Conscious Earth. I was there documenting the installation of 5 wells and training a water team (made up of local villagers) to maintain the wells and continue to drill wells as we provide funding and materials. This project is huge, preserving a million plus acres of rainforests, providing clean water to all of the inhabitants, establishing sustainable farming practices, women's initiatives, right livelihood, protecting the endangered animals (including Bonobos and wild forest elephants), schools and clinics. It seemed like such a huge and impossible task but after spending time in the Congo with Godar and meeting all of the literally thousands of people who are so passionate about this project and it's success, I now without a doubt believe that it is all possible and therefore must be done. The enormous family of villages that make up the Lac Tumba region have never seen war. They know how to work together to support each other and have a vast respect for the enormous rainforest that they call home. They merely lack the resources. Godar was born and raised to become the chief of one of the tribes, following in his father's footsteps, but at age 21 decided to take an opportunity to come to the states where he has lived and worked for the past 30 years. He felt that he could better serve his village from here. He is a humble and righteous leader who has earned huge popularity in the region and therefore can accomplish nearly impossible feats. Go Conscious Earth is organized and motivated for the greater good and I wholeheartedly believe in the truth, honesty and feasibility of this project and the integrity of the organization behind it. ~Meredith Shelton, photographer
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