A year ago, I had the honor of meeting Marilee Pierce Dunker. She’s the daughter of Bob Pierce, the founder of World Vision. Yes, World Vision, that international giant of an NGO well known for its child sponsorship program, 30-Hour Famine camps, and countless community development projects.
A public entity like World Vision is no stranger to criticism and controversy. Yes, there may be flaws. But one cannot deny their good work in transforming lives and livelihoods over the decades.
Marilee is such an inspiring woman! The encounter left an indelible mark on me and my colleague. You’ll see why in this reprint of the article published in mid 2015.