The global organization that I chose is Word Vision. World Vision is a world based organization but started in America in the 1950’s. It introduced such well-known programs as the “40 Hour Famine” and “Sponsor a Child”. World Vision aims to wipe out poverty in poorer nations, particularly Africa, and help other less fortunate countries around the world.
World Vision gives donated money to countries in need and sends food to different nations. They also aim to raise awareness in other countries about things like HIV/AIDS.
World Vision relies mostly on donations to carry out its aims but sometimes a big company may give a very large amount of money so World Vision can carry out what it has to do in poorer nations.
The 40 Hour Famine was one of World Vision’s main fundraising schemes which succeeded in getting desperately needed money and supplies into struggling African countries. The 40 Hour Famine helped Africa in many ways by giving many thousands of dollars in aid and getting food to countries in need. The program is run mainly in schools in western nations, with children encouraged to give up food (or something else important to them) for a 40-hour period. They seek sponsors to raise money, which is then returned to World Vision.
Mali is an African nation in the north-west of the continent. It has a population of 13,518,000 people and an area of 1.2 million square kilometres. Mali is a very poor African country as opposed to Australia which is a very rich country. Mali’s health system is extremely bad with 21,267 people per doctor and 20% of the population undernourished. Australia is the complete opposite with only 417 people per doctor and 0% of the population undernourished. Of every 100,000 babies born in Mali 680 will die, while in Australia only 6 babies will die. In Mali 72.8% of the population is living on less than $1 per day, in Australia it is 0%. In Australia the average life...