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Discussion in 'Philanthropy' started by Shahin_Afarin, 21st Jun, 2015.

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  1. Terry_w

    Terry_w Structuring Lawyer and Finance Broker - all states Business Member

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    Yes I would.

    Such a statement could not possibly be true - think about it.

    Have you read that book by Somaly Mam?
     
  2. virgo

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    Good Terry! If you can arrange a small fund raising event, Frances will come and talk to you guys:)))

    I have seen that book and skimmed through it but not looked at the statistics if that is what you are implying?

    I do seem to hear about her recent downfall?
    How bad is sex trafficking in Cambodia?

    But lets not fiddle while Rome burns?

    1 or 10 : are you quibbling with me?

    Fact of the matter is i have known my friend for a long time; and i trust her ; you may not and i understand...
     
  3. Terry_w

    Terry_w Structuring Lawyer and Finance Broker - all states Business Member

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    Yes it is fiddling while rome burns, but making outrageous statements like that doesn't help the cause, but could hinder it.

    It could not possibly be true.
     
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    Hmmm....so what do you think is the real statistic?
    i am willing to listen....and be corrected...

    And still very keen for you to help us raise funds...
     
  5. Terry_w

    Terry_w Structuring Lawyer and Finance Broker - all states Business Member

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    I dont think you could put a percenatage of the population figure. It does happen but not as much as some of these charities report. Somaly man has been exposed as a fraud and another charity exposed by taking photos of a young girl and reporting that she was a former sex slave when she was a paid model. Also many of the orpahns in orpahages have 2 parents.
     
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    Obviously an old thread but a concept with which I agree. I have my budget for donations, do not give to the song and dance acts in public places or to pleas for funds from various call centres (how they got my mobile is beyond me!) Nor do I respond to any requests received by snail mail.

    Use certain dates (birthdays, etc) as a trigger for my preferred charities which are those which address:

    Mental health;
    Domestic Violence;
    Homelessness
    Medical research; and
    Medical care provided internationally.

    My Will also has provisions to distribute funds to those causes.
     
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