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Review for International Crisis Aid Inc, St. Louis, MO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 2012, I joined ICA on a mission trip to Ethiopia. It was beyond description! There is much that could be written, but it is sufficient to say their impact is huge. The work that ICA does is literally saving people from death and transforming lives.

The main focus of the trip was to help girls who are being sexually trafficked and to encourage those currently living at ICA’s Safe Homes. The need is immense as there are thousands of girls forced to work in the Red Light District in Addis Ababa. It was amazing to see the vast difference a few months can make in the life of a young woman. The girls who have been rescued are now being restored. They have joy unshakable and are generous beyond expectations.

ICA also runs an orphanage for girls whose parents have died of AIDS. This beautiful home keeps girls at risk out of the Red Light District.

Sex trafficking is a horrid reality not only in Africa, but also in many countries around the world, including the United States. In December, 2012 ICA opened their first U.S. Safe Home in the city where I live. My first experience with ICA compelled me to continue serving with them. It is a privilege to invest my time, skills and financial resources to help save, heal and deliver people into a life that it is truly life!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

increase the diversity of their messaging. The newsletters and other communication often contain similar phrases and stories, so it doesn't keep my interest.

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