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Review for Our Family In Africa, Camas, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

OFA has assisted nearly 100 families in adopting children from the Democratic Republic of Congo and now is working to help the many children who will not be adopted. They are building schools and providing clothing, food, diapers, formula, and access to medical care to orphans in several orphanages throughout DRC. OFA is 100% run by volunteers and every penny raised goes directly to the children -- no offices, no advertising budget, no staff salaries. It is truly a great organization and one that I am happy to support with my time and money.

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Volunteer

Review for Our Family In Africa, Camas, WA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My husband and I adopted our son through OFA in 2008. At the time, OPFA was quite small, and Daniel was the 7th child whose adoption was facilitated by Jilma and OFA. Jilma is an amazing, tireless force for the children of Congo, who has the best interests of the children and country above all else. While traveling with her, I watched in awe as she faced down bureaucratic obstacles and dificult personalities with grace and iron will. OFA continues to be the charity we choose to support first and most because we believe so entirely in the work that they are doing and in the tireless efforts of Jilma and her posse of volunteers.

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

My beautiful, loving and healthy child.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Enable Jilma to devote herself to this work fulltime -- though it would be impossible, as she refuses to take any pay for her thousands of hours, and she is highly valued in her "day" job as an attorney.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?


How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?


How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

Through our church, which supports them.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

We have a child from another country, and often consider another one.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & I have organized a shoe drive for OFA, collecting more than 400 pairs of shoes for the children in the orphanages supported by OFA, and I am the happy mother to a lovely child adopted with the assistance of OFA.