My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Make A Difference Now, Boise, ID, USA
This past summer I had the privilege to volunteer for Make A Difference in Tanzania, Africa. To say my life has been changed for the better ten-fold is an understatement. The wonderful people I was able to meet on this journey who took extra care of us, from gentle Paul our driver/interpreter/guide to Janeth our wonderful hostess to all the wonderful smiling faced kids we volunteer for, opened up their hearts and showed us their world, their struggles and their inspirations. I wouldn't have asked for a better organization to volunteer for than Make A Difference, where you can actually see where each dollar raised goes towards. For example, the computer room and computers at a local government school, or the computers that were donated to the school the kids of the program attend or even the local library being built for the community town of Moshi where the kids live. Attending the local village of one of the students was a highlight for me and also very humbling because we were given a glimpse into how locals actually live. Houses made of mud and stick being compromised by the elements of weather and termites. The lack of education is quite present when you visit rural Tanzania and it is very great to see the impact Make A Difference makes for these children who would otherwise have very slim chances of obtaining a great education and healthcare they deserved. If you are looking for an organization to volunteer with, Make A Difference is a great choice, especially for families because you can give your kids a wonderful insight of world culture. For adventurers, Make A Difference organizes climbs as well to Mt. Kilimanjaro (and in other areas they reach like Everest and Machu Pichu)... What can be more rewarding than giving your time to these wonderful kids of Make A Difference and conquer Mt. Kilimanjaro for this great cause!?!