After a long road and much planning the days of action have finally arrived! I’ve settled-in and started to reach out to other NGO’s and communities to put in place projects that will dramatically shift the standard of living for selected villages. The amount of work that needs to be done is a little overwhelming, but there seems to be an abundance of capable, enthusiastic volunteers. For me the challenge is how to affect the most change and do it the best way with limited resources, so, I’m approaching it on a case-by-case basis. Who wouldn’t love to “change” the world, but I'm a pragmatist at heart and can only do so much, and at an honest pace. I believe - with care, patience and diligence - I WILL implement improvement for select families, within a community and thereby create my base model. From infrastructure, to conveyance of expertise, to preparation of the host community and on to the final microfinance with ongoing support, I believe EXPERT-EXCHANGE will manifest a strong and worthy template.
To quote a cliche is easy - “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime” - but how many nonprofits successfully implement this ethos? Modern non-profits need to run like smart businesses: in our case that means loans are holistically supported and monitored for maximum results. Success will be measured by the longevity of donated funds and how many cycles they successfully enable: but that success will be seeded firstly by the Experts who choose to engage with this program. Which of you will join me?
Be a leader, nurture a leader. It’s an exciting opportunity and it’s right here, now! I encourage anyone to get involved (not just my service brothers and sisters), for this program WILL change people’s lives for the better. The best part of being an Envoy is that in just a month of sharing you CAN change someone’s life permanently. All it takes is 30-days of your time. As an Ambassador you CAN invigorate multiple families/communities with a single donation. Our mission is to take the very least you can offer and turn that into miracles that keep on giving. Please, make 2015 a year of beneficence. Happy New Years, let’s make it amazing!
Executive Director's Blog
Follow Macie through SE Asia as he embarks on a humanitarian adventure and assists inspirational individuals to improve their life quality.