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Review for One Day's Wages, Seattle, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

As someone with some exposure and interest in the non-profit sector, I was first drawn to ODW because of their simple mission statement. After working as a college intern for the summer, my belief in the integrity and dedication of this organization was reaffirmed. Not only is ODW made up of a staff that is genuinely passionate and educated about the issues around the world, but it also works on a principle of international aid that actually works. Rather than just throwing money at impoverished countries or falling into the trap of the "savior complex", ODW works diligently to partner with local, community-based organizations in the places with the most need to support their projects. The process behind their grant system is well-structured and thorough, placing an emphasis on follow-through and follow-up. Overall, this creates a partnership model that actually works! On a lighter note, I had a blast working here and the team is just full of really good people. If you're looking to volunteer or get involved, I highly recommend. Otherwise, it's a great NGO to donate too (especially since all the money goes straight to the Causes and not admin. costs! Unless you want to donate to Operations - which you should also do!)

Role:  Volunteer