December 9, 2011
My first experience with WV was in 1976. After a 2 year commitment to the Peace Corps in Nepal, I was visiting Bangladesh and saw the work of WV. A severe famine had forced many people into Dhaka to search for food. WV was providing food and shelter but also a means to make a living for folks with no land. (In a subsistence level farming society, a family with no land has no way to support themselves.) WV provided sewing machines, a silk worm farm, small fishing boats and nets to assist these people in making a living. I have been a sponsor ever since and provided extra funds for one of the children to go to a technical school for an associates degree in agricultre. Having experienced the waste and inefficiencies of government programs, WV is a model of good stewardship in my book!
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