The Miracle Merchants

Number 15142
Subject Children
Source Chicago Tribune
State
Year 1998
Publication Date March 15, 22, 1998
Summary For nearly two years, Chicago Tribune reporters sponsored more than a dozen children in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In May of 1997, eight reporters set off in search of those children. Eventually, all were found-except for one girl who had been dead for most of the time she was sponsored. Although a few of the other children received periodic handouts-often ill-fitting clothing and shoes, bars of soap, cheap cooking pots-several got next-to-nothing. In no case was any child's life changed, several of the children were even unaware they had been sponsored.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 185
Keywords abuse; poverty; non-profit; charities; benefits
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