My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for World Vision International, Federal Way, WA, USA
I just returned from Guatemala and saw first hand the work WV is doing-simply amazing! What an honor to be part of the reason they are doing such a remarkable difference.
I met my sponsor and her family...beyond a blessing! We visited various projects WV started in several communities where they teach a trade, provide the funds then once the community ise making a good profit, they leave them to run the "business" and start up a new one. The gratefulness of the communities for the difference WV is doing was wonderful. I highly recommend WV.
As for Mr. Stearns salary....he took a huge pay cut to work for WV. It would be like someone asking you to do a work for God but they can only pay you 10% of what you're making...Would you do it? He's done a great work with WV and will continue. If you read his book The Hole In Our Gospel (www.theholeinourgospel.com) you'll learn A LOT on what is our part in beating poverty and the death of millions. It's not a WV commercial, it's just pulling the blanket off "Are we doing what God has asked us to"? BTW, the book won best Christian book of the year...a MUST read!
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
if you read above I went to Guatemala and personally saw the work and the results of what WV is doing...simply amazing! Highly recommend!
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Make a way for donors to go see the work of WV and meet their sponsor child. It is possible, but would be awesome to see if promoted a bit more so others can see where their money is going and be assured it's all good!