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Review for The Samburu Project Inc, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been co-president of the club at my high school for the past two years and interned at the organization over the summer. They're a really small organization (I think they employ about 6 people, but have 2-3 employees in California). I absolutely love the organization! They put so much effort into everything they do and look for plenty of ways to get everyone involved, and they value everyone's role a lot. Something I think makes The Samburu Project more unique than most is that they take great measures to preserve the cultural integrity of the Samburu people, for example they're really big on employing the Samburu people to build the wells, rather than having completely foreign people come in and build the wells and maintain them. They also don't just build the wells and leave, they're really big on ensuring the maintenance of them, that the people know how to use the wells, and expanding upon the impact the wells can have. They're always looking for new ways to fundraise and educate people about the community, and are really transparent and honest with the way they go about their work. I'm so grateful I was given the chance to work so intimately with them, and I believe everyone should take the time to check them out and get involved however they can.

I've talked to everyone I know about this organization because it means a lot to me, and I believe that even being a part of it has lasting effects. At all the events my friends and I have participated in for The Samburu Project, we've had loads of fun and got to be a part of something greater. They make it really easy and fun for people to get involved and educate everyone about the importance of the world water crisis, and how it impacts the Samburu community.

Role:  Volunteer