Recently we asked one of our donors a very simple question – why do you choose to donate through our website?
Here’s the response we got:
Last year we went to the Philippines for two weeks, joining our son and daughter-in-law who were already there. This, for us, was our first experience of a developing country. We visited the rice terraces in the northern part of the country and also a tropical island. We had a fabulous time. One of the things we noticed especially in the north was that clean water had to be carried in large plastic bottles. This is an area where not all villages are accessed by road. We also must add that we did not go into the shanty towns but we know that they are to be found in the Philippines and that access to water is problematic. On our return, we looked for a way of supporting a project specifically in the Philippines and found GlobalGiving by surfing the net (we already give to Save the Children and could have increased our giving but we wouldn’t have been sure that the money would go to the Philippines). So we chose a project providing clean water to a village.
You asked us about the GlobalGiving website. Our experience is that it is very good. We get reports from the project regularly as an email. The bigger charities send newsletters which are big, glossy productions costing goodness knows how much. When we get to the point where the project is competed, we will choose another project but still in the Philippines.
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