Where your money goes when you sponsor a child

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 20, 2010 at 5:43 PM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 21 at 4:29 PM

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.

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