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Organization Review

Overall Experience: 
I have been volunteering in East Africa for over 12 years specifically in orphanages and HIV initiatives. I was introduced to Cheap Impact through a mutual friend; while in Kisumu, I went to visit the project, Korando Educational Center to see what they were up to. I was so pleasantly surprised; enough to unpack and stay with them for a while to help out. The team working there are so committed and focused on helping the local people. Cheap Impact's concept of creating a sustainable supply of volunteers for this 200 person orphanage is both unique and dynamic. The partnership with Korando, conceptually is awesome. These children are extremely vulnerable and Cheap Impact is making a huge difference in their lives. I have worked with many such organizations, but there are two differences here...first, there is little waste in terms of administrative expenses.....I venture to say that 100% of the money given to Cheap Impact is getting to the people it is intended for; and secondly, the total commitment of the volunteer team is impressive....a true understanding of the cultural differences and follow through that for me is unprecedented. I whole heartedly recommend this volunteer opportunity for anyone that really wants to make a difference in this crazy mixed up world of ours.