World Vision International Interviewed on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water
The Gift of Water can Save a Child's Life Says Traci Coker, of World Vision Gift Catalogue
Hear Sharon Kleyne's Interview with World Vision's Traci Coker, on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network and Apple iTunes and Twitter
Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water syndicated radio talk show, recently interviewed Traci Coker of the World Vision Gift Catalogue regarding the catalogue's wide selection of life-changing gifts that donors may give to impoverished families and children in developing countries, to improve heath and enrich lives.
World Vision representatives have previously appeared on the show several times and reflect Sharon Kleyne's message about proactive self-help. World Vision also reflects the mission of the charity Mrs. Kleyne founded, the Save-a-Child's Life Foundation. The interview with Traci Coker may be heard on-demand on World Talk Radio, Voice America, Green Talk Network, Apple iTunes and Twitter.
Traci Coker has been with World Vision International for four years and works at their world headquarters in Federal Way, Washington, where they have been for over 60 years.
Sharon Kleyne and Ms. Coker agreed that the primary need in developing or third world countries is access to safe and abundant water. Water releases women and children to other activities besides carrying water and drastically reduces infant and child mortality, and preventable blindness. In India, according to Ms. Coker, 4,000 children a day die from dehydration and sanitation diseases, all of which are preventable. Many more are blinded or disabled.
The catalogue began in 1996 as a way to help children, their families and orphans. The gift of a goat ($25), which requires very little maintenance, can provide up to 16 cups of milk a day to feed an undernourished child, with milk left over to sell in the marketplace.
Other gifts include: cows, chickens, ducks, art supplies, water, water wells, bed nets, seeds, water pumps, school books, clothing, bicycles, stocking for a fish pond, Bibles, computers, small business loans, and yes... toys.
It is possible to purchase part of a larger gift, such as a tractor.
According to Traci Coker, these are all the same gift - the gift of hope, opportunity and self-worth.
Everyone who gives a gift receives a small token such as a Christmas ornament, identifying them as a World Vision donor.
World Vision International operates in over 100 countries. When they become involved in assisting a community, they remain for at least 15 years and set up local committees to develop indigenous leaders. They also work with other agencies and organizations to help the community develop and maintain safe water wells, schools, community projects, etc.
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