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Review for Freedom From Hunger, Davis, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Freedom from Hunger provides funding and technical assistance to the least served, generally rural populations, in Asia, India, Africa and Latin America. They create local organizations and then support them over time with best practices information. We visited a pilot program in Bolivia that brought MD's to rural locations to perform colposcopy exams to ensure early detection of uterine abnormalities. This program demonstrated that there is high trust of this group. The need is to better articulate their impact and unique contributions in the field. In Bolivia there are over 100 micro-finance organizations and they are one of only two that reach into the rural areas.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Bolivia where Freedom from Hunger created a robust local organization CRECER. CRECER now operates throughout Bolivia. They are one of only two groups delivering micro-finance,credit with health education programs in rural areas there.

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

Focus on clear communication of unique characteristics of programs, populations served and outcomes and impacts. Continue to use personal and technical networking to build understanding of the core capabilities, history and process of Freedom from Hunger.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Experiencing development work in the field.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extraordinary in their experience, deep knowledge and sophistication about creating and evaluating programs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Provide preventative health care to rural areas. Increase reach of credit with education programs.

Ways to make it better...

I had learned more about the history of the program.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Communicating their unique value in the face of the increasing number of micro finance operations that do not provide education and health services and do not reach isolated rural populations.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & Visited Credit with Education programs in Bolivia.