As part of KREM 2’s continuing coverage of World Vision and the Count on Spokane Campaign we took a look at where your dollars go if you sponsor a child. That money goes to programs that will ensure that child gets everything from backpacks to clean.
KREM 2’s Laura Papetti traveled to El Salvador with the non-profit and saw those programs in action. Extreme poverty is a reality for more than a billion people around the world. In EL Salvador, where we visited with World Vision, one family is happy just to have a small pot of beans to feed a family of six.
The family gets help from the humanitarian organization, World Vision. The non-profit which is based in the Northwest, is about providing a little bit if hope and building sustainable programs so people can thrive and the organization can move elsewhere to help.
At a small restaurant in an El Salvador village, 10 women used a micro-finance loan from World Vision to begin their business. Just a few hundred dollars got them started, they were able to get two additional World Vision loans.
When someone sponsors a child, he or she is then enrolled in World Vision programs, whether it’s schooling or an after school program where children and teenagers are provided protection. It’s the EL Salvador equivalent to a Boys and Girls Club.
In our Count on Spokane Campaign, World Vision is hoping to get 2,600 kids sponsored by the end of September.