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Review for Freedom From Hunger, Davis, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been an active donor to Freedom from Hunger for at least 15 years and follow their work and new initiatives closely. I was drawn by the emphasis on empowerment of poor rural women in developing countries for economic self-sufficiency. I particularly like the combination of micro-loans with education in health and nutrition as well as managing a micro-business and developing savings. I am convinced that when women become earners, their priorities are food and education for their children. This enables more of their daughters, especially, to stay in school. Through all their partnerships, Freedom from Hunger multiplies many times every dollar contributed. With fewer than 50 staff worldwide, they serve over 2 million women today. I am so committed to their work that I talk about the organization to my friends, women's organizations I am part of, and my church's international outreach. Most recently, with a goal of helping more local women make a link of giving to women internationally through NGO's they can have confidence in, I established an endowed fund connected with the Women's Fund in our local Community Foundation. Freedom from Hunger was one of the 2 organizations selected to be major recipients of the yearly grants.

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

The joy of knowing that my gifts are making a lasting difference in the lives of global women and their families.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Donor & I contribute regularly on a quarterly pledge program, have twice helped sponsor a presentation by a Freedom from Hunger staff member for a group and matched all contributions received from that appeal, and have established an endowed Fund for Global Women.