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Review for World Neighbors, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I've been on the board of World Neighbors for several years and have seen it expand and contract in its ability to do what it does so well--serve some of the poorest communities in the world with education and organization of mostly local resources, helping those communities to help themselves with agriculture, ecology, health care, and capacity building. The work of WN has been a model for other non-profit groups in international development, but I doubt if any other group does the basic work of building infra-structure and encouraging community self-help as World Neighbors. It remains a model of efficiency and good work.

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

I've seen WN programs directly in Latin America, and I've followed the progress of programs in numerous other countries.

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

. . . help to find more and more sustainable funding for the work of the organization. The basic pattern of success has been in place for some time. Growth of the good work depends upon more financial support and the security of sustaining sources of support.

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How did you learn about this organization?

Through conversations and a general interest in international development work.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Securing funding for on-going programs.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expansion of programs through sustained funding and broader recognition of the work of the organization.

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Role:  Board Member & I have been a board member for several years and have traveled to see programs in the field.