"As a retired teacher, I donate to Future for Farato because one primary focus is education, while it's second, healthcare. Money is spent for tuition, uniforms and books. Later they built a library and filled it with books and a computer, a DVD player, and then a pharmacy. All of these strengthen the whole village as its members become more independent and live better and longer. Their creative caring approach is unique in my experience and deserves as much support as possible.
I support Future for Farato because I'm inspired by the passion and commitment of Ellen and Dennis, and the respectful way they strengthened the education and well being of the village of Farato. They've drawn on a strongcommunity of friends and neighbors and a growing list of supporters, providing the opportunity and privilege for all of us to make a positive difference.
"I love that the Future for Farato requests for donations are often very specific and that we're always working towards a particular goal for the community — from bikes and uniforms for school to the children's library and the "Little House" clinic — and many other projects in between. We then receive newsletters — showing us how the people in Farato ended up using the donations— always with great pictures and detailed stories (I've actually seen one of the books I donated in the hands of the kids in the Children's Library! Clearly seeing the impact of my contributions really makes me feel like I'm making a difference in their lives."
I am a fundraising volunteer for Future for Farato. It has been my pleasure to see what the foundation and Ms. Ellen have done to improve the medical and educational aspects of Farato. I am grateful to be a part of Future for Farato, especially after seeing the substantial progress being made, the children's smiling faces and everyone relentless dedication to the mission.
I have personally been to Farato twice in a period of ten years and in those years, a lot has changed. Those that were babies when I first visited are now big boys and girls Just looking at their happy faces makes one want to do more for them. My favorite moments were watching the kids compete in reading, writing and drawing competitions. Much has been accomplished, but there is still so much need. Kids need computers and everyone needs more free health assistance. Older girls were not well informed about their bodies but since the project started, they know their rights and no longer is marriage tops on their list. I saw that Biran, the manager goes out of is way to make sure that the funds and all supplies are put to use and accounted for. I recommend everyone visit Farato for memories of a lifetime.
I'm enthusiastically supporting Future for Farato because I can see how many people, families, villages, etc. they've saved from malnutrition, brought to live-saving medical care, educated, gotten scholarships for, caused to turn away from destructive family settings, saved from malnutrition, brought to life-saving medicare care.
Durham, North Carolina
I donate Future for Farato because the organization is giving what any community needs to enable a positive future: education.In a place where opportunities of any kind are truly scarce, Future for Farato is providing a long term vision for a better tomorrow. I'm always proud to donate
Brooklyn New York
I have supported the Future for Farato charity for many years. It is the most authentic charity that I know. Every dollar collected goes to these who need it the most. I have witnessed every project that the fund has supported and have been extremely satisfied with the results. Although we cannot completely change the lies of everyone in Farato, we have made their lives better. This makes me feel good.
I have been a supporter of Future for Farato for many years, and I am so inspired by the founders' dedication to fill an urgent need for education, personal healthcare and self support development in the Gambian community..