Author: Sarah Dunlap

Sarah lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Her academic interests include English and Communications. Sarah dreams of traveling the world, writing about people and places.

PITTSBURGH – World Vision distributes gifts-in-kind donations to approximately 50 out of the 100 countries the organization serves. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, World Vision’s Global Distribution Center is central to many of the large cities on the northeastern coast. Since 1993, the distribution center, founded by Pittsburgh native Dick Johnson, has taken donations from large and small corporations across the nation. World Vision Since the late 1980s, World Vision has distributed gifts-in-kind donations through the process of sorting, re-boxing and sending domestically and internationally packages to those who need them the most. Donations include toys and shoes, educational products, and…

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BURKINA FASO — With approximately 18 million inhabitants, 45 percent of Burkina Faso’s population lives on $1.25 a day. Envision empowers Burkina Faso’s poor, teaching English and helping build their communities. Envision Ministry As one of the top five poorest countries in the world, Burkina Faso has inadequate infrastructure and educational services which impede economic development and quality living. Envision, a ministry of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, gives equal opportunity to those in the most vulnerable areas. The ministry takes short term teams from the U.S. to Burkina Faso, innovating and strengthening communities. Tori Gallaway, a junior at Nyack…

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LIMA — Peru combats human trafficking through the Child Protection Compact Partnership with the U.S. government, signed June 15, 2017, and the National Plan Against Trafficking Persons. Peru aims to protect victims and punish perpetrators of child trafficking by building on existing anti-trafficking efforts for greater institutional management, protection services, law enforcement and intervention. As one of the Latin American countries with the highest rates of human trafficking, Peru recognizes the importance of prevention and protection. Both the Child Protection Compact Partnership and the National Plan Against Trafficking Persons improve investigative capabilities and victim protection. Benefits of Partnership The Child…

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