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Review for The Rotary Foundation Of Rotary International, Evanston, IL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Inthe past 2 1/2 years I have gone with organization to immunize children in both Bangladesh and Nigeria. While I was there in both countries I saw how the Rotary Foundation provided the funding to buy the vaccine and volunteers to immunize 24 million Children in Bangladesh. In Nigeria the Rotarians actually worked with village elders, and mullahs to convince them to allow Rotarians and Health Care works access to schools so that children 5 years and younger could be immunized. Since 2009 Rotary in partnership with WHO, Unicef and the Center for disease control have reduced the # of cases to 3 in the country for the first half of 2010. Additionally I witnessed that the Rotary Foundation was providing funding for Water and Sanitation projects to drill wells for safe drinking water, Pond Sand filters in Bangladesh, Eye Clinics, Health Clinics, Polio Rehabilitation surgery ands therapy, Mosquito netting, Perinatal care. If there was acause they were addressing it on there own and in partnership with other Non Goverment Organizations. All Rotarians are VOLUNTEERS and pay there own way for travel/transfers/accomodations while on volunteer trips and in there daily lives. This assist the Rotary Foundation to have a very low administrative cost factor. Within the past year the Gates Foundation has made two matching Grant Challenges to the Rotary Foundation for a total of 355 Milion dollar (US). This is to be matched by the $200 milion from the Rotary Foundation which will be collected within three years. The foundation has already raised 120 million. I have since made a major donation to this foundation and I highly recommend to those who are looking to put the donation to work and to make a difference around the world and in the USA.

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

Bangladesh and India in 2007. Kano, Nigeria in 2009.

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

That it is ALL volunteers and that such a large percentage of the donations go to grants.

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

This is a volunteer organization so that all Rotarians are there on there own time, at there own expence and really want help there fellow man.

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

This organization would give the the mosty efficient use of your donated money. It would also provide no cost stewardship to help maintain there project or Polio Plus

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Donor & Volunteered with the organization immunizing children against Polio.