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

Rating: 5 stars  

My first interaction with Crisis Aid was in 2009. I had a friend who had spent the summer of 2008 photographing children for the Crisis Aid sponsorship program. The photos told a story of how Crisis Aid traveled all over East Africa to help families. After viewing the photos I had to learn more about what they were doing. In 2009, my husband and I made our first trip to East Africa with Crisis Aid. It was life changing. I had been to 3rd world countries before, never had I observed the level of desperation that was present in East Africa. The Crisis Aid team never thought or ALLOWED us to believe it was just too much. They see starvation they will do what it takes to bring substance. They stare at death and say not one more child to simple curable disease. They see young hopeless women trapped in sex trafficking and make Safe Homes and Trade schools so they find hope. I am also humbled to have served along side many of the staff of Crisis Aid. This is an NGO that works. No one including the CEO sits in a high rise office collecting millions. If I donate $1.00, I know at least .85 goes to actual programs. I fully believe in what Crisis Aid is doing. I have seen with my own eyes how they make a difference.
Be the Light
Diane Ethridge

Role:  Volunteer
 

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

Rating: 5 stars  

IN 2014 My husband and I made our 6th trip to East Africa with International Crisis Aid. We have been able to see the difference that their programs make. The children we sponsor through ICA are growing physically, spiritually and are doing great in their classes in school. The girls in the ICA sponsored Orphanage are happy, healthy and are growing up to be strong women who will serve their country well. I can't say enough about the girls, some very young, that have been rescued out of the sex trade. Both in other countries and in our own USA. Because of ICA, these girls have a safe home, where they are not beaten, abused, and used for the sick purposes of others. Without ICA, these young girls would still be out on the street, trying just to stay alive. I appreciate that ICA puts all their information on their website. If you want to know how much ICA spends for administration expenses, go to their website, You will be amazed that they do so much and yet the cost is so little. You won't find million dollar salaries at this NGO! International Crisis Aid is the real deal. They love, they go, they give. If you have an opportunity to help International Crisis Aid, please do so. The dollars you donate today will make a difference in the lives of so many tomorrow.

Role:  Volunteer