They say they’re helping. To be honest with you, I’m not so sure. World Vision International sounds like an imperialist transnational missionary corporation. Since the stories of our first contact were made available for all to read, one thing about the narrative has never changed and that is that Christians have NEVER helped Africans.
This is what the message from their president says;
“For more than 60 years World Vision has been helping to address poverty and injustice among the world’s poorest communities.
Today, we operate in more than 90 countries. Among our 46,000 staff we have leading experts in child health, microfinance, agriculture and education.
Don’t be put off by our size. It’s a great strength in tackling poverty’s complex root causes. But it’s the depth of our work at the grass-roots level that enables us to know the people, the problems and the potential of the communities we serve. Wherever we work we look and feel like a local NGO, with staff who live in the community and share in the hopes and frustrations of the people.
Whether a rural village in Mozambique or an urban slum in Mumbai, we are there, responding quickly to natural disasters; we are there, helping orphans who have lost their parents; we are there, helping children develop life skills and a lifelong interest in learning.
As a result, each year we bring meaningful life transformation to millions of the world’s most-marginalised people.
As a Christian organisation, World Vision seeks to bring hope to the world’s most vulnerable, regardless of religious tradition. Our assistance is unconditional. We don’t coerce anyone into believing what we believe.
With every child immunised, every micro-loan made and every teacher educated, our staff bring hope of a brighter future.”
Let him tell it….