My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for World Vision International, New York, NY, USA
I have been to several countries that World Vision does work in. You will immediately notice them in their brand-new SUVs. In the countries I've visited locals will say they believe World Vision often does more harm than good in the fight against poverty. Some of their programs only encourage it and remaining dependent on their funding. While I'm not advocating not giving to WV or saying they do this on purpose (I don't believe that they do), just be cautious in your giving. Often it's the grassroots, local organizations that do the greatest good on much more of a "shoestring" budget, making your money go further.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Latin America and Africa
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
say to give more voice to your local leaders. To find out what really works and will make a lasting change.