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Review for Outreach International, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Outreach International has been helping poor people around the world for over 40 years! And the outcomes of their work LASTS! This is because they use a process they call participatory human development! This means that those suffering from the effects of poverty participate in the process of 1) identifying what their major concerns are 2) learn about ways to act on (or overcome) those concerns 3) take action and 4) experience the outcomes! Those outcomes include things like increased livelihood and income, increased food, clean drinking water, improved housing, schooling for theIr children. The people not only live better lives.., but they have helped make it happen!! And, therefore, they can make it keep happening into the future!! I have been blessed to visit some of these villages where lives have been changed- and the people are so full of joy and excitement to share what has happened in their lives... what they have done!! Outreach International continues to be a blessing to people!

Role:  Volunteer
m.penrose (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Kathy, It's always a pleasure to hear from you! As one of our loyal founders who have been with us as a donor and Board Member since the beginnings of our work, you probably know us better than anyone. We appreciate your support, in all the ways that manifests itself - including your thoughtful reviews!

 

Review for Outreach International, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Outreach International has been achieving outstanding, sustained outcomes, with the poor around the world, since the early 1970s! Their approach is called “participatory human development”- and is just that: helping the poor organize, then participate in Identifying their top concerns... and then finding solutions they can take to make changes! And the changes LAST- because the people themselves have been involved in bringing about those changes!! I have visited some of those villages, where the people have made changes in their lives ... with improved livelihood, better homes, clean drinking water and food, and schools... and seen their great joy and excitement to share what they’ve achieved! It is so wonderful to share with them... what Outreach helped make possible... but what they made happen - and are continuing to maintain...through their own efforts!!

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Outreach International, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been associated with Outreach International, over most of its 40 year history...as a board member, a congregational representative, a donor, and as a site visit participant. I support and appreciate this organization, because they do not just help the poor around the world...they teach the poor how to be involved in changing their own life situations for the better. They promote what they call "participatory human development." And this "PHD" leads to sustainable change and wonderful outcomes for the people who are involved. Outreach changes lives! Having been on site visits in both the Philippines and Malawi, I have seen for myself the poor living conditions of so many people around the world...small huts with dirt floors, no clean drinking water, few crops or animals for food, no means of livelihood. BUT, then, with the help of Outreach facilitators (who befriend and work with the poor where they live), the people learn to think through their situations and problem solve and prioritize...and, then begin to implement new ways to improve their living situations: their homes, their food and water, means for livelihood...and their lives change forever. The people have learned how to improve their lives...so the change becomes sustainable into the future!! Outreach International is truly a GREAT nonprofit!!

Role:  Donor
m.penrose (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Thanks for your glowing review! You definitely captured the essence of our history and mission. More importantly, we thank YOU, for your decades of service & support of Outreach! It has been instrumental in laying the foundation for our work and continues to create sustainable outcomes for those living in poverty. We couldn’t have done it without you!

 

Review for Outreach International, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been involved with Outreach International, since their early years back in the early 1970s, as a board member, a donor, a volunteer - and I can say with great enthusiasm that they have gotten better and better at what they do over the years! They are committed to helping the poorest of the poor (now in 10 countries around the world) learn how to help themselves...by prioritizing their main needs and finding ways to meet those needs (from sources of livelihood, to clean drinking water, to schooling for their kids, to improved shelter/housing). Outreach International is more than a community development organization – it is an organization of hope for many people!

Role:  Donor