My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Communities Without Borders, Newton, MA, USA
New to the organization, this summer I took a first trip to Zambia to see how CWB was doing there. Like the 15 other travelers in our group, I paid my own way and engaged in two weeks of intense activity to promote the welfare of orphans and vulnerable children in Zambia. Perhaps the moment I most came to appreciate the value of CWB's efforts was when I met four thirteen-year olds who explained to me that without the help of CWB their education would have ended in 7th grade. Edna, Sampson, David and Royce all come from difficult family situations and live in Lusaka's shanty towns. At age 13, the could have been be on their own without outside help. Instead they are now thinking of becoming teachers, journalists, army officers, and lawyers. Yet they are only four of 264 students CWB is helping, students whose individual lives I could see are changing for the better because of the contribution of CWB's dedicated supporters.