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Review for Outreach International, Kansas City, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Hi! I am Val Gando. As an accountant I have devoted more than 31 years of my life working with poor communities in their struggles to improve their lives and I say we have been very lucky that through the years Outreach International has been here to support us. What I like most about Outreach International is its willingness to support ordinary people from the community who have taken the leadership to improve their lives and their community. Like in this picture that I am sharing which I took recently, Michelle, Jenny and Melissa (women in green shirts from left to right), ordinary women from Pulong Visaya community in the Philippines, who have learned the skills of facilitating group actions to resolve simple community issues through their experiences with the Participatory Human Development Program of Outreach International, are now helping the residents of nearby community of Balite by sharing their experiences of working together to resolve community issues. The three leaders have facilitated a meeting on October 11, 2019 where residents of Balite participated in their prioritization of issues and in planning the next steps. Soon, they will be mobilizing to resolve their issues of "Absence of sanitary latrines" and "Lack of access to safe drinking water", which have been affecting at least 61 families in Balite for a long time. Things like this happen because Outreach International, a great non-profit organization, provides support to ordinary people like Jenny, Melissa and Michelle, which enables them to facilitate improvement of their own lives and of their neighbors'. Thank you Outreach International!

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