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The Need, and the Answer
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ellohei wrote in wvmaxim

The Need


-     There are approximately 6.2 billion people in the world.


-     1 in 2 lives on less than $2.50


-     1 in 3 is younger than 18 years old


-         1 in 6 has no access to sanitation (1.2 Billion)


-         1 in 7 will go hungry tonight (1 Billion)


-         1 in eight has no access to clean water. (900 million)


-         24,000 children under the age of 5 die daily from preventable hunger and disease


The Answer


-         Due to the combined efforts of charitable individuals, Christians, and relief organizations like World Vision, that number dropped from the 40,000 level of the 1990’s


-         World Vision is a humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the issues of poverty and injustice.


-         Clean water for a year for 1 person is only $1.


-         A $35 monthly sponsorship provides a child with nutritious food, clean water, sanitation, healthcare, education, economic opportunities for the family (new/improved skills, microloans for small businesses, etc.), and spiritual nurturing by working with local churches and pastors.


-         Nearly 4 million children benefit from World Vision sponsorship programs


-         World Vision provides hope and assistance to approximately 100 million people in nearly 100 countries.


-         Of World Vision’s 40,000 staffers, 98% of them work in their home region (employing local people and saving resources spent on training foreigners in the language and culture).


-         World Vision spends about 15 years in a project area developing the community to become self-sufficient.


-         In 2009, 89% of operating expense used for programs benefitting those in need.


-         High ratings from charity watchdog groups:


o       Charter member of Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (EFCA)

o       Better Business Bureau accredited charity

o        4-star (highest rating) on Charity Navigator




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