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Being a Good Neighbor means no one suffers from starvation, no one falls victim to preventable disease, and everyone experiences true compassion and respect. Since 1991, we have served over 600 million people in 29 countries. We connect with individuals worldwide, we collaborate to transform communities, and we support others in changing their lives.

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Table of Contents Letter from the President 7 Letter from the Executive Director


Vision, Mission and Core Values 11 Core Programs

Emergency Relief 15

Child Sponsorship 17

Water For Life

Project Cookstoves 23


Spreading the Word 27 Board of Directors 28 Financial Information 31 Where We Work/Contact Us 32 Thank You Letter

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Letter from the President As the first president of the Board of Directors of Good Neighbors USA, I have found it to be a joy, a challenge and an extremely fulfilling experience to watch the organization grow into a significant partner within Good Neighbors International, a global network of humanitarian organizations with affiliates in 29 countries and 195 field offices on five continents. Good Neighbors USA is a private non-profit voluntary 501(c)(3) organization. It has no religious or political affiliation. We serve people in need regardless of their race, religion, nationality, gender or political beliefs. We are creating a truly global environment that brings people together as neighbors who care about the health and well-being of one another. Good Neighbors USA works side-by-side with people who live in the world’s neediest communities on projects that local people identify as their top priorities. We currently support projects in Guatemala, Haiti and Chad, and we are developing new programs in Malawi and the Dominican Republic. Good Neighbors USA is young but growing fast. We first opened our doors in Los Angeles late in 2007 with just two employees and a single sponsor. In just three years we have grown into an international organization with 10 employees, more than 50 volunteers and 2,500 sponsors. This remarkable expansion would not have been possible without our highly dedicated field office staff members who devoted themselves tirelessly to demonstrating what it truly means to be a good neighbor or without our sponsors and volunteers who actively participated in every campaign and program we have established. In 2010 Good Neighbors USA opened an office in Washington D.C. to work more closely with U.S. government agencies and other international organizations. The DC office will also be helping build the organizational capacity of our country programs to expand and sustain their work and impact over the long term. We are extremely fortunate at Good Neighbors USA to have a talented and experienced leadership team. Eunju Oh, our Executive Director, and Bryan Lee , our Development Director, served for over four years in Afghanistan with Good Neighbors International where they developed education and public health programs and employed a local staff of over 80 employees. Today, Good Neighbors Afghanistan is run entirely by Afghanis, successfully achieving one of Good Neighbors’ key goals: to train local people to take over the operations of our programs throughout the world. In closing, I want to say that Good Neighbors USA is deeply grateful to all of our supporters and partners, and we look forward to many more years of meaningful humanitarian collaboration. Sincerely,

David Strand

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Letter from the Executive Director First of all, I would like to express my sincere appreciation to our sponsors for their continuous support, and to all the volunteers and partner organizations that participated in our projects in 2010. We accomplished an awful lot together this past year, especially for an organization that’s just in its third year of operation! I am convinced that one step at a time we are building a global environment that brings people together to eradicate poverty, promote human dignity and demonstrate what neighbors—even when they are separated by geography, history, politics and culture—can accomplish together to change the world. Here are some of 2010’s highlights: In Guatemala: Through our child sponsorship program, our donors provided support to several local schools and health clinics in Guatemala, making education and medical care available and accessible for hundreds of women, children and men for the first time in their lives. We also tackled one of the major sources of entrenched rural poverty by installing safe, modern cookstoves to replace traditional ones that for centuries have generated dangerous pollution in the home, required children to spend hours collecting firewood instead of attending school, and contributed to massive deforestation. Another good thing about modern cookstoves is that they are relatively inexpensive and easy to assemble, which resulted in donor support for a cookstove campaign that brought U.S. teenagers and other volunteers to Guatemala to work alongside local residents, installing the new stoves and educating communities about the benefits they provide. In Haiti: In January 2010, one day after the devastating Haiti earthquake, Good Neighbors USA was on the ground in Port-au-Prince providing emergency shelter and coordinating the services of physicians and other medical personnel flown in from the United States and other countries. We worked closely with the United Nations, U.S. Army and the Red Cross to implement a system of emergency protection and housing for newly widowed mothers and their children; distributed food; and constructed water tanks and toilets. Good Neighbors USA also provided Post Traumatic Stress Disorder counseling and established public health centers that implemented education programs to prevent the spread of cholera and other diseases that often erupt after major natural disasters. We remain active in Haiti today, building a new school and providing ongoing public health services. In Chad: Good Neighbors USA has been instrumental in organizing the construction of over 100 wells in Chad, Africa’s fifth largest nation, where a serious shortage of drinking water is a result of an intemperate climate, inadequate infrastructure, and internal conflict. Our “Water for Life” project provided over 250,000 people with access to clean water in 2010 alone. We have even more ambitious plans for the coming year. You can learn more about them, and track our progress by following us on Facebook and visiting our website at Finally, I want to express my personal gratitude to all of you who support Good Neighbors USA. I hope this annual report will inspire you to continue to stand with us. And for those of you learning about our work for the first time, we hope you will join the growing ranks of our supporters. Sincerely,

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Vision When we look at the world,we see people who are capable

of anything, including building a new future for themselves. We envision… • Communities that for generations were held back by illiteracy sending every child to newly constructed schools • Villages that felt they were unable to control their destiny empowered to govern themselves and become economically self-sufficient • A world of true gender equality and free from all forms of discrimination.

We see Good Neighbors as enablers, motivators, and supporters of this global transformation—lending assistance anywhere we can to help build strong, sustainable communities.

Mission Good Neighbors USA is an international humanitarian and development organization committed to building a global community where people live together in health, harmony, and dignity.

Core Values • We respect the dignity of human beings, striving for the restoration of humanity and ethical virtue. • We prescribe a holistic approach to sustainable development and relief work regardless of race, nationality, religion, ideology, or geographical constraints. • We believe in following the lead of local partners in the design and delivery of Good Neighbors programs, and that lasting change ultimately rests on local resources and fact-informed solutions.

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Emergency Relief It was the worst quake disaster in 240 years. On January 12, 2010, a devastating and catastrophic 7.0 earthquake hit the town of Léogâne, approximately 16 miles from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. An estimated 3 million people were affected, including 316,000 deaths and 300,000 injuries. The quake also left more than 1 million people homeless, according to the Haitian government. In response, Good Neighbors USA and Good Neighbors International worked together to deploy the first wave of emergency relief teams to Port-au-Prince two days after the quake, including setting up a Haiti field office. Led by Team Captain Bryan Lee, who serves as Good Neighbors USA’s Development Director, the team of 20 individuals— including medical staff from the U.S. and Korea—immediately set to work providing shelter, medical aid, food, and water, with an estimated $100,000 budget. Two days later, Good Neighbors sent $400,000 in donations raised by both the USA and International office to the region. The team allocated their resources for children and pregnant women in particular, providing them with crucial supplies and nutrients first. Good Neighbors was able to assist more than 47,000 people in Port-au-Prince, Léogâne, and Cite Soleil. In order to improve sanitation conditions, a sewer system and water tanks were built, along with a cholera prevention program that included sanitation education and medical treatment. Currently, Good Neighbors is focusing on reconstruction and development in Waf Jeremie and Marshal-Fontaine in Cite Soleil. Good Neighbors is also working to create comprehensive community development and infrastructure projects, including building two schools with 12 classrooms and providing school supplies, sports facilities, and education programs so children can study safely and comfortably.

Our commitment to the region will remain until residents are self-sufficient. Near the end of 2010, Good Neighbors honored the one-year anniversary of the quake by continuing recovery and rebuilding efforts in the region. At a time when the media and most of the public have moved on, there are still hundreds of thousands of people desperately struggling on a daily basis to piece their lives back together. To date, we are still in the country providing shelter and medical aid. We successfully built a school for children and we’re in the planning stages of building a healthcare center to treat cholera outbreaks, and launching a child sponsorship program. Until the region is selfsufficient, Good Neighbors USA will continue working closely with Good Neighbors International to aid Good Neighbors Haiti, eventually taking over full management and financial responsibilities for the Haiti office.

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Child Sponsorship The key to lifting them out of poverty. Child sponsorship is one of the most effective and dynamic ways to help children and families. We believe that a child’s education is essential to unlocking their future success—not only do they motivate their own families to lift themselves out of poverty, but they enable others in their own community to do the same. At Good Neighbors, sponsorship goes directly to supporting a child’s tuition, healthcare, nutritious meals, books, and uniforms. We also keep our direct mailings to zero and post all of the children’s profiles online, where donors can access the information anytime with ease. This keeps our administrative costs low, allowing for the most money possible to go to supporting each child. We also stay in consistent contact with the sponsored children, providing annual progress reports while streamlining communication between the sponsor and the child.

TestimonyA resident of Northridge, California, Janette Kang sponsors eight children in Guatemala through Good Neighbors. Originally from Seoul, Korea, she came to the United States 31 years ago and worked in graphic design for more than 20 years before becoming a homemaker. Here, she talks to us about her involvement in child sponsorship and what the experience has meant to her.

Q: Why did you decide to sponsor children? A: I have wanted to help people in need since I was young. I think the heart came from my mom who loved children so much and showed her generosity toward many people. As I grew up, I thought about the many little children who suffer due to financial hardship, lack of parents, or child abuse. I decided to help children because every individual, even a young child, has a right to live [a fulfilling life]. Q: Can you tell us a little bit about the children you sponsor? A: I am sponsoring eight children in Guatemala. Some kids have financial hardships, while some have a single mom or dad, or live with an elderly grandparent instead. Q: How has sponsorship changed your life? A: I have always thought a lot about helping and loving one another through giving and sharing, as I learned from Christianity. But sponsoring children has enriched my life in [several] ways, such as giving me a lot of joy; a chance to turn my eyes to this world; and a confidence about myself becoming someone who could help these families with their problems to bring up their children with the proper environment and education. Q: What advice would you give to those considering child sponsorship but are unsure about it? A: We have the duty to look around this world and ensure that no child dies because they were not provided the basic needs to survive. Good Neighbors USA Annual Report | 2010



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Water For Life • 1.1 billion people are without drinking water. • 3 million children die annually from water-born epidemics. • That’s 1 child every 8 seconds. At Good Neighbors, we believe clean water is a right, and without it, serious health and education issues arise. Children collect water from muddy puddles or nearby rivers and filthy water leads to cholera, malaria, and other diseases. Attending school becomes a low priority. In response, Good Neighbors started Water For Life, a project that builds clean water wells near schools for local communities. One well serves a village of 4,000 for up to 21 years! More importantly, building water wells is a crucial step toward achieving our greatest mission: universal primary education. In 2010, we successfully raised funds for and built 100 water wells in Chad, an achievement that earned us a nomination for the Stay Classy Non-Profit of the Year Award. After Chad’s civil war ended last year, more than 171,000 people were internally displaced in eastern Chad and the region was in desperate need of support. There was little clean water available and Good Neighbors saw building wells as a crucial step to keeping kids in school and encouraging families to settle in the region. Our greatest mission has always been children’s education, so we started Water For Life in 2010, a project that builds clean water wells near schools for local communities. There were many heart-wrenching stories that motivated our work: We learned that in Undu, 22 children died in one year simply from lack of clean water. In Kkizzi, our team met a young girl who spent 12 hours each day collecting water and had contracted malaria 13 times. In many of the villages, young children carried small plastic water bottles with them, taking great care because each bottle had a precious meaning: it was the amount of clean water they were allotted for the entire day. Good Neighbors realized that installing a water pump in villages and next to schools was crucial to maintaining the health of villagers and encouraging children to attend school since they didn’t have to worry about collecting water for the family. Our initial project goal was to build 40 wells in one year but, with the help of strong local community fundraising, we reached that goal in just three months. We then expanded our goal to 100 wells, which we achieved in 11 months. These wells have since provided clean, portable water to thousands of villagers. But our mission isn’t over. The success of Water For Life has prompted us to start the same project in Malawi and the Dominican Republic. Each well is a visible sign of hope that reaches beyond borders and invests in a community’s children and future.

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TestimonyI’m so thirsty. I’d kill someone for water right now.

Those were the only thoughts running through my head as I walked two miles in the dry, dusty, desert roads of Chad, Africa. Having been born and raised in the United States, I’d never really understood how important water really was until this moment. As a photojournalist, going to Africa had been a dream of mine for a very long time. Landing in Chad on February 26, 2010 changed my life; those five days in Chad blew every preconception I had of Africa completely out of my mind. The first day was spent in a village called Ndou. Good Neighbors had already built many other wells before this, so everything from the planning and preparation to the actual digging of the well itself was done by the local residents that were trained by Good Neighbors. I watched children from the village running around barefoot, with clothes so old that large holes were scattered around the fabric, I kept thinking about my life in the states. I grew up with so much, but always thought that I had so little. I watched as they laughed when I showed them their pictures on my camera, I watched as they ran around excited to see foreigners, I watched as they hid behind their mothers’ backs, peeking and shyly smiling at us, I watched as they ran to the river and came back with buckets of water on their heads, and I watched as they drank the dirty river water. I thought that living next to a river was a lot better than living next to no water at all. I learned that living next to a river was actually more dangerous and hazardous because of all the diseases from insects near water. To see children so young drinking from water so dirty that I wouldn’t even dip a finger in it was heartbreaking. The next village that we went to was a village called Kkachi. This was when we met Ajitae, a 12-year-old girl. Ajitae can’t go to school because there are no schools around for miles and miles and miles. Her day consists of going to and from the well three times a day to bring water to her family. We decided to follow her on a trip to bring water back. Two miles of blistering sun, two miles of dry lands, two miles of breathing in dust. I am 24 and I could barely walk one mile in this condition. I felt like I was dying, and I was tired and thirsty. At that moment, I could and would have done anything for just one glass of cold water. One of the most interesting facts I’ve learned on this trip was that one well gives clean water to 4,000 people for up to 21 years. How much does it take to make one well? It takes just $3,000--that’s less than one dollar for each person. I’ve always thought that because I was just one person, what could I possibly do that would change anything? But I’ve realized that it takes so little to help one village. We have to speak for those who cannot yet speak for themselves; those whose voices aren’t loud enough to be heard yet. We have to be loud and yell at the top of our lungs so that the world will stop ignoring what’s happening in this country. Every time I drink a glass of water, I think of Ajitae. -From the travel diaries of photojournalist Hannah Gweun Good Neighbors USA Annual Report | 2010



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Project Cookstoves 3 billion people around the world cook, eat, sleep, and work around their indoor fires and old cookstoves every day. The toxic exhaust from indoor fires lead to more than 1.9 million premature deaths annually. It is the fourth worst overall health risk factor in developing countries. But it isn’t just about health. Last year, we launched Project Cookstoves in Solola, Guatemala, an initiative that builds clean cookstoves for families and allows us to promote education, empowerment of women, the well-being of children, and environmental protection.

The Facts Health: Toxic indoor smoke leads to low birth weights, pneumonia in young children, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, cardiovascular disease, lung cancer, cataracts, and lower respiratory infections. 1.9 million deaths every year are attributed to the toxic smoke from indoor fires and old cookstoves. . Children: Children are exposed to dangers while they’re gathering firewood and other bio-fuels used for the old cookstoves and indoor fires. Their futures are also affected since they spend hours gathering bio-fuels instead of dedicating that time to their education. Poverty: Poverty is both a cause and an effect of indoor fires and old cookstoves. Without the resources to obtain a cleaner and more efficient stove, families resort to hazardous stoves and fires. The use of old cookstoves and fires also inhibits economic development for households. Women: Women are constantly exposed to the toxic gases from indoor fires and old cookstoves as they are usually the ones cooking and staying at home in most developing countries. This dramatically increases their risk of illness. Young girls and women are also vulnerable to physical assaults while gathering bio-fuels. Environment: Gathering bio-fuels--especially firewood--leads to deforestation. And when they are burned indoors in traditional stoves, the black carbon and methane bio-fuels contribute significantly to global warming.

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The Cookstove Design Our cookstoves are designed to eliminate toxic indoor gas exposure and reduce fuel consumption with its improved design and performance. The cookstove is multipurpose, serving as an oven, stove, and furnace—even as a table with its tiles. Designed with the beneficiary families in mind, the cookstoves are culturally conscious: the design is a modified version of the traditional cookstove with a flat iron top which allows families to cook tortillas, a traditional staple. Our cookstoves are also family-friendly: the outer edges and sides of the stove are cool to the touch, eliminating the chances of injury by young children. A smokestack leads the smoke out of the building, creating a healthier, cleaner, and smoke-free kitchen. Modifications to the stove also allow families to regulate and adjust the heat during cold, rainy Guatemalan winters. Who Is Benefitting From Our Stoves? Good Neighbors extensively researched our beneficiary families. With the help of the Solola department government, we were able to contact 1,000 families who needed improved cookstoves. All of our families have at least seven members in their family and make less than $3.00 USD a day. Most of our beneficiary families are currently living in one-room homes with dirt floors and little more than a single bed for the entire family to share. To encourage families’ pride in ownership, Project Cookstoves consciously invites families to actively participate in the construction of their new cookstove. Good Neighbors also provides health seminars and education programs for the children of the beneficiary families.


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Testimony’Within just a

couple of minutes my face hurt from the heat, my eyes were burning, my lungs were spasming. This is where people live. This is where children sleep, every night.” Best-selling author Pamela Ribon spent a week in Solola, Guatemala with Good Neighbors back in November, working to replace toxic indoor stoves with safe cookstoves for families. Here, an excerpt from her travel diaries:

The air quality in Guatemala City is one thing, but being in the hills of Solola, where every structure contains an open fire, makes the air thick with soot and ash. Sometimes we were inside these structures for 30 minutes or more, to film or shoot pictures, and it’s difficult to see, nearly impossible to breathe. Within just a couple of minutes my face hurt from the heat, my eyes were burning, my lungs were spasming. This is where people live. This is where children sleep, every night. I would get a headache minutes after exposure, right between my eyebrows. By the third day the headache would come back just as soon as I smelled burning firewood, a sense memory ache caused from merely entering the town. At night we were all coughing, blowing our noses. Black gunk would run out of us. We were so busy working, gathering footage, interviewing people, it was easy to forget that we were spending our days inhaling smoke and ash. By Thursday we were all waking up sore and ill. My backpack of medical supplies came in handy, pretty much constantly. By the third day Bryan joked, “Your backpack. It has first aid. And second aid. Third aid, fourth aid…” We also visited a family who’d had a new cookstove for about a month. The difference in their living conditions was immediately noticeable. No heavy clouds of smoke and ash. No feeling of walking into a house fire. Instead, the family was gathered around the cookstove, sitting and talking, making tortillas. Nearby, the children sat around a crate fashioned as a kid’s table. Here the family could gather in a kitchen, have lunch together and tell us about their hopes and dreams for their children’s futures. “I teach the boys farming now,” the father told us, “Because they are seven and need to know, just in case. But I make sure they go to school. I know there’s something else out there for them. I teach them farming in the afternoon to be a responsible father, but I make sure they do their homework, because that’s giving them a future.”

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Good Neighbors USA Annual Report | 2010

SPREADING THE WORD Promotion and Marketing -We were awarded a Google Grant worth up to $10,000/month in advertising for nonprofits -We re-designed our website & began developing web articles, as well as online newsletters and promotional videos for Water For Life, Project Cookstoves, Haiti Emergency Relief, and a Good Neighbors Introductory Video -We developed and promoted various fundraising campaigns via the website and social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, GuideStar, Idealist, and Wikipedia -We developed and distributed Haiti-focused booklets to more than four thousand organizations -We sent Board President David Strand to Haiti to make a promotional video for emergency relief fundraising, and sent best-selling author Pamela Ribon to Guatemala to document our clean cookstoves efforts in Guatemala. The trip was documented by photographer Jeff Yeon and cinematographer Robin Cho.

Donor Relations -For child sponsorship, we held a volunteer appreciation dinner at the LA Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert and sent out annual progress reports to child sponsorship donors -We organized a sponsor tour group including a journalist from Korea Daily and a photojournalist, both of whom visited Chad project sites operated by Good Neighbors Chad -We raised $30,000 and constructed a playground for Guatemalan children -We sent a volunteer group to Guatemala for one week to visit project sites and help in the emergency relief efforts for victims of the Pacaya Volcano eruptions

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DAVID STRAND, PRESIDENT David Strand joined Good Neighbors as President of the Board of Directors in April 2009. Prior to working with Good Neighbors, Mr. Strand practiced immigration law in San Francisco for 30 years and is certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in immigration and nationality law. He has served as a board member of several organizations, including the Fisherman’s Wharf Association, the Irish Forum, the Movement for a Free Philippines, the Chinatown Lion’s Club, the San Francisco Filipino-American Chamber of Commerce, the Council of International Programs USA, the Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Center, and the Harvard Club of San Francisco. He is former chair of the Democratic Party of Marin County, Califonia, and has been active in many other civic, charitable, and political organizations. He is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and received his B.A. from Harvard University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University.

DAVID T. MARH, CHAIR David T. Marh has been the Chair of the Board of Directors since April 2009 and currently works as a corporate and international attorney at Marh & Associates. He has handled corporate securities, complex agreements and commercial transactions both domestically and internationally, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, strategic alliances, intellectual property, project financing, as well as interfacing with foreign governments and NGOs on international projects. Mr. Marh received his B.A. and M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and his J.D. from Western State University in Fullerton, CA.

EUNJU OH, TREASURER/SECRETARY Eunju Oh is the current Executive Director of Good Neighbors USA and has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer/Secretary since April 2009. She first joined Good Neighbors International in 2002 as the Afghanistan Program Director in Project Development and Management in Kabul, Afghanistan and established the Good Neighbors USA office in 2007 in Los Angeles, CA. Ms. Oh directs the management of GNUSA; establishes its goals and policies; and exercises wide latitude in discretionary decision making. She specializes in INGO governance and management, and emergency disaster relief operations. In 2010, she established an office in Washington D.C. to network and partner with other U.S.-based INGOs, as well as to concentrate on obtaining grants from government agencies.


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BOARD OF DIRECTORS ILHA YI, MEMBER Ilha Yi is the current President and CEO of Good Neighbors International and a member of the Board of Directors since April 2009. He is the founder of Good Neighbors and has been with the organization since 1991. Prior to joining Good Neighbors, Mr. Yi’s career highlights include serving as the Fundraising Director of World Vision, the President of Korea NGO Council of Overseas Corporation, and the General Secretary of Good Neighbors’ Social Welfare Foundation. He received his B.A. in Theology from Yonsei University, studied Social Work at the Graduate School of Soongsil University, and NGO Management at the Graduate School of Eastern University.

BRYAN LEE, MEMBER Bryan Lee is the Development Director of Good Neighbors USA and has 11 years of experience in planning, developing, and managing policies and programs for international humanitarian and development NGOs. He specializes in INGO governance and management, and was the Chief Emergency Disaster Relief Field Operations Officer in Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, and Haiti. Prior to joining Good Neighbors USA, Mr. Lee was the manager of the International Cooperation Team at Good Neighbors International in Seoul, Korea, where he developed operational manuals for communication between GNI and its affiliates; advised Good Neighbors Afghanistan and Pakistan country directors on the design and implementation of new programs, and acted as a media liaison. From 2000 to 2002, he also served on the Fundraising Team for Good Neighbors International, coordinating and directing the organization’s website and planning corporate-sponsored events. Presently, Mr. Lee’s role as Development Director has him developing and managing strategies, as well as coordinating the organization’s public relations and events, and directing its fundraising programs.

MARK ZUCKERMAN, MEMBER Mark Zuckerman joined Good Neighbors as a member of the Board of Directors in November 2010. Prior to joining Good Neighbors, he was the Founder and CEO of Pasqua Coffee; the Founder, Owner, and Operator of The Pedestrian Café; and the Founder and Operator of La Favorita Coffee of America and Captains Gift Coffee. Mr. Zuckerman also has experience as the Marketing Director of The Solar Center in San Francisco and was a Fundraising and Account Executive for Irving R. Warner and Associates.

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FINANCIAL INFORMATION 9.83% Fundraising 9.95% Management and General

80.22% Program Services

BY THE NUMBERS: MAKING AN IMPACT $35 each month pays for a child’s tuition, books, school uniforms, nutritious meals, and access to medical care $400 provides a family in Guatemala with a brand new, energy-efficient stove so they can cook safely without having to walk miles each day to collect firewood $3,000 builds a clean water well in Chad, Africa that provides for a village of 4,000 for up to 21 years* * Water well projects for the Dominican Republic cost $3,600 and wells for Malawi cost $6,300 each






$ 868, 790


$ 106,461

$ 1,082,970

Our complete 2010 financial statements are available in PDF format on our website at

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WHERE WE WORK AFRICA Good Neighbors Chad B.P. 5600, N’Djamena, Chad Good Neighbors Egypt 62G Tomanby, P.O. Box 83 Saray El Koba, Cairo, Egypt

Good Neighbors Ethiopia Nefasilk Lafto Sub-City Kebele 05, House No. 3181 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Good Neighbors Kenya P.O. Box 1641 Village Market Nairobi, Kenya

Good Neighbors Malawi P.O. Box 30721 Lilongwe 3, Malawi

Good Neighbors Rwanda B.P. 5125 Kigali, Rwanda

Good Neighbors Tanzania (Eastern Chapter) P.O. Box 33104 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Good Neighbors Tanzania (Western Chapter) P.O. Box No. 224 Mwanza, Tanzania

Good Neighbors Cambodia

Good Neighbors Tajikistan

House #12, St. 544, Boeungkok 1 Commune. Toulkork District. Phnom Penh, Cambodia

P.O. Box 212 Main Post 734025 Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Good Neighbors India

Good Neighbors Vietnam

No. 14 & 15, 2nd Block Blessing Garden, Byrathi Dodda Gubbi Post Bangalore, 562149 India

Good Neighbors Indonesia JL. Boulevard, Ruko Bukit Gading Mediterania, Blok AA, No. 19 Kelapa Gadin, Jakarta Utara, 14240 Indonesia

Good Neighbors Mongolia Ikh Toiruu 106/1, 2nd Khoroo Bayanzurkh District, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia

Good Neighbors Myanmar No. 17A San Yeik Nyein 6th Street Kamayut Township, Yangon Union of Myanmar

Good Neighbors Nepal G.P.O. Box 8975 EPC 1605 Kathmandu, Nepal

Good Neighbors PakistanÂ


House No. 18, Workshop Road Habibullah Colony Abbottabad, Pakistan

Good Neighbors Afghanistan

Good Neighbors Philippines

P.O. Box 5774 Kabul, Afghanistan

Good Neighbors Bangladesh House No. 282 (5th Floor), Lane-4, D.O.H.S. Baridhara Dhaka-1206 Bangladesh


17-B Collantes St. Xaviervill 1 Loyola Heights, Quezon City 1108 Philippines

Good Neighbors Sri Lanka 48/1 Havelock Road Colombo 05 Sri Lanka

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1105 A4 Lang Quac Te Thang Long Cau Giay Hanoi, Vietnam

CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA Good Neighbors Guatemala 8 Calle 00-22 Avenida Zona 9, Interior 5 Oficina 5B Guatemala Ciudad, Guatemala

Good Neighbors Paraguay Parqe Venezuela, Dpto. 204-A, situado sobre la Avda. Venezuela N 2099 esq. Tte. Fernandez, Asuncion, Paraguay

Good Neighbors Haiti PO Box 13206, Delmas, Haiti

Good Neighbors Chile 807 Cuarto Centenario, Las Condes Santiago, Chile

Good Neighbors Dominican Republic



Tajikistan Afghanistan

United States




Haiti Dominican Republic


Egypt Chad


Myanmar Cambodia

Ethiopia Rwanda



Bangladesh Vietnam Philippines

Sri Lanka



Malawi Paraguay


Good Neighbors USA (Los Angeles, CA) P.O. Box 31758 Los Angeles, CA 90031 (877) 499-9898

Good Neighbors USA (Washington, D.C.) 801 15th Street S. Suite 609 Arlington, VA 22202 (202) 643-9855

Good Neighbors International United Nations Liaison Office 572 Windsor Drive Palisades Park, NJ 07650


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Good Neighbors International Headquarters Office 2F, Samil Bldg., 27-1 Cheongpa-dong 3ga Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 140-133

Good Neighbors International Cooperation Office Geneva Rue Gustave Revilliod 6 1227 Geneva, Switzerland

Good Neighbors Korea 101-4, Cheongpa-dong 2ga Yongsan-gu, Seoul, Korea 140-132

Good Neighbors Japan New Light Bldg. 205 2-25-6 Hongou Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033 Japan

It’s All Because Of You It’s All Because Of You To all of our donors, volunteers and new friends: On behalf of Good Neighbors USA, we would like to extend a warm thank you to those of you who are supporting our organization. Whether you’ve donated money and/or given your time, your generous contributions are at the core of what we’re capable of achieving. We would also like to invite those of you who are learning about Good neighbors USA for the first time to join our family as well . Our mission has always been to help those around the world, but that can’t happen without wonderful people like you helping us along the way. In return, we hope you’ve enjoyed this year’s 2010 Annual Report. We work hard to keep everything we do completely transparent, providing as many detailed updates as possible to our donors. It’s important to us that you see firsthand where your money goes and how the projects you’re involved in are changing people’s lives. Once again, we thank you for your support and look forward to sharing our progress with you for many years to come.


Good Neighbors USA

P. O. Box 31758 Los Angeles, CA 90031 +1 877 499-9898

Annual Report: Good Neighbors USA  

Annual Report for "Good Neighbors" a global organization and a 501C in the USA who are supporting several other satellite charities.