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Wednesday, October 15, 2014


The International Children’s Fund is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid to desperately poor children and their families throughout the world.  For more than 30 years ICF has partnered with a network of highly dedicated indigenous people to help these children and their families.  ICF contacts the Pastors of the villages to identify their greatest needs and reports back to ICF to request, receive, process and distribute the lifesaving aid.  The International Children’s Fund’s goal is to make a sustainable improvement in the lives of those that they serve.  There are 2 different categories for their programs.  The first program is a program that sustains life such as food, clothing and medicine.  The second program is one that creates local skills or capabilities toward self-sufficiency.  An example is that they would provide fish to those who are hungry and also teach them how to fish so they never go hungry again.  Food is the most basic of all needs.  In 2013 ICF shipped more than 150,000 pounds of dehydrated food.  Clothing and shoes are scarce in Africa so they are relatively expensive.  In 2013 $200,000 worth of clothing and shoes were shipped.  Lastly medicine in Africa is in extremely short supply and is very expensive for the people who need it most.  In 2013 more than 350,000 people who were suffering from illness received the medicine they needed to be treated.  During 2013, more than 98% of their total expenses were for program services and less than .2% went to management and administration.  If you are interested in finding out more about this great organization please visit their website at  You can also connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. 

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