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Compassion International Selects Water Mission as Partner in New Global WASH Alliance Designed to Bring Holistic Care to Children and Families Experiencing Poverty

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC — Water Mission is partnering with Compassion International on a global safe water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) alliance through a pilot project initiating in Chimwenje, Malawi. The alliance will strive to bring holistic care to children and families experiencing poverty through safe water access. The newly piloted program will reach Chimwenje’s more… Continue reading Compassion International Selects Water Mission as Partner in New Global WASH Alliance Designed to Bring Holistic Care to Children and Families Experiencing Poverty

Following Jesus in North Korea, Despite Poverty and Danger

NORTH KOREA — Ji Ho* in North Korea counts the cost of following Jesus every day. Her father was taken away by police agents when his Bible was discovered, and she has to keep her faith secret – or face terrible consequences. *Name changed for security. Ji Ho*: I didn’t know what the book was,… Continue reading Following Jesus in North Korea, Despite Poverty and Danger

GFA World Launches Christmas ‘Chickens & Goats’ to Fight Poverty

HATCHING HOPE: 'CHRISTMAS CRITTER' CAMPAIGN BACKED BY TOP CHRISTIAN BAND: Hit-making Christian band We Are Messengers is supporting mission agency GFA World's annual "Chickens & Goats" Christmas campaign — an opportunity for people to buy life-changing gifts, including chickens and goats, for families in Africa and Asia living in extreme poverty. (Photo Courtesy of We Are Messengers)

WILLS POINT, TX — Can a chicken really change someone’s life? It’s happening all around the globe, according to mission agency GFA World (www.gfa.org). The Texas-based organization has launched its annual Christmas “Chickens & Goats” campaign on WAY-FM Radio — an opportunity for people to buy life-changing gifts, such as chickens and goats, for families… Continue reading GFA World Launches Christmas ‘Chickens & Goats’ to Fight Poverty

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Togo

TOGO — Christian charity CRY has launched a campaign to highlight how education is helping to break the cycle of poverty in some of the neediest parts of the world. This report shares the story of how an orphanage that they support in Togo is providing life-changing opportunities for many young lives through the power… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Togo

Gospel for Asia Helps Families ‘Sew Their Way Out of Poverty’

'SEW' AMAZING: Texas-based mission GFA World's "Sewing Their Way Out of Poverty" campaign aims to provide 500 new sewing machines and vocational training for 500 desperately poor families in Africa and Asia struggling to survive day-to-day. For more information, go to www.gfa.org/press/sew.

WILLS POINT, TX — A new three-month campaign aims to help some of the poorest families in Africa and Asia “sew their way out of poverty” — one stitch at a time. Texas-based mission GFA World’s “Sewing Their Way Out of Poverty” campaign aims to provide 500 new sewing machines and vocational training for 500… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Helps Families ‘Sew Their Way Out of Poverty’

Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty? In existence for many years, child sponsorship has been adapted by… Continue reading Gospel for Asia: Child Sponsorship — Does it Lift the Young Out of Poverty?

GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, which inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, to assist the poor and deprived worldwide, issued this Special Report on a surprising antidote and solution to world poverty: farm animals. Recent decades have seen a general trend toward prosperity in much of… Continue reading GFA World Shares a Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals

Richmond’s Story: From Poverty to Pastor in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA – Richmond’s childhood was a painful and challenging one, marked by extreme poverty, illness, loss and hopelessness. His family often went without food. He suffered from malaria almost a dozen times, and his father was murdered. When he was sponsored and began attending Compassion’s child development center at a local church, the healthcare,… Continue reading Richmond’s Story: From Poverty to Pastor in Uganda

GFA World Launches ‘Moo-ving’ Christmas Campaign to Tackle Poverty

GFA WORLD LAUNCHES MOO-VING CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN TO TACKLE POVERTY: A “moo-ving” Christmas campaign aims to lift pandemic-affected families in Asia and Africa out of extreme poverty with gifts of cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals. Texas-based humanitarian agency GFA World (www.gfa.org) shows how people in America can change the lives of the world’s poorest families this Christmas in its latest special report, A Surprising Antidote to World Poverty: Farm Animals (http://www.gfa.org/press/animals).

WILLS POINT, TX – GFA World (Gospel for Asia) founded by K.P. Yohannan, whose heart to love and help the poor has inspired numerous charities like GFA World Canada, reports: A “moo-ving” Christmas campaign aims to lift pandemic-affected families out of extreme poverty — with gifts of cows, goats, chickens and other farm animals. Texas-based… Continue reading GFA World Launches ‘Moo-ving’ Christmas Campaign to Tackle Poverty

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty on World Hunger Day

KOLKATA, INDIA — As we observe World Hunger Day this week (Fri May 28), a recent report from the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) predicts a steep increase in food insecurity over the coming months across 20 ‘hotspot’ nations – with more than 270 million people at risk of starvation – doubling the pre-pandemic figure.… Continue reading Breaking the Cycle of Poverty on World Hunger Day

Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA World and affiliates like Gospel for Asia Canada) founded by KP Yohannan, issued this Special Report on the massive challenge of reducing extreme poverty worldwide, mainly through providing education, transmitting values. In my original special report for Gospel for Asia (GFA) titled Solutions to Poverty-line Problems of… Continue reading Fighting Extreme Poverty with Ideas & Education that Imparts Values

375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

CHILDREN IN CRUSHING POVERTY: The staggering number of children living in poverty globally -- equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined -- is revealed in a special report by mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA World, www.gfa.org), as the U.N. marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17.

WILLS POINT, TX — Around 375 million children worldwide — including nearly one-in-six children in the U.S. — live in crushing poverty, says a new report coinciding with the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17. The staggering global number — equal to the entire populations of the U.S. and Canada combined —… Continue reading 375 Million Children in ‘Crushing Poverty’ Says Gospel for Asia

Where there is Illiteracy, there is Poverty

“Literacy Teaching and Learning in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond” was the theme for this years’ International Literacy Day on September 8, 2020. UNICEF introduced the initiative in 1996 to encourage governments, businesses, and non-governmental agencies to promote and participate in programs to advance literacy for men, women, and children around the world. The gap… Continue reading Where there is Illiteracy, there is Poverty

Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

Noel Yeatts, President of World Help, is an active advocate for social justice and humanitarian needs around the world, discusses women like Som who are trapped in the chains of poverty and the sex industry. Som had the deck stacked against her from day one. She was 20 when she got pregnant with her first… Continue reading Poverty Robs Girls of Dignity — Noel Yeatts | Newsmax

What the World Poverty Clock is Telling Us

VIENNA, AUSTRIA – World poverty. It’s bad. We all know that. But how bad is it, really? Is it as pervasive as we imagine? Or is it worse? And how are we doing to achieve the Number 1 Sustainable Development Goal of the United Nations to eradicate world poverty by 2030? Extreme poverty is defined… Continue reading What the World Poverty Clock is Telling Us

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) issues an extensive Special Report on extreme poverty worldwide, how alleviation and eliminating it is possible, but it is not inevitable. If the modern world is truly a “global village,” that means everyone on earth is our neighbor—and Jesus was very clear about how we are to… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

PUBLIC ENEMY #1: Mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA, www.gfa.org) has released a new report declaring extreme poverty "public enemy number one," and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. Full report available at https://www.gfa.org/press/poverty-report/.

WILLS POINT, TX — Faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) – on the frontlines in the fight against poverty–has released a new report declaring extreme poverty “public enemy number one,” and challenging people everywhere to help eradicate it. The release of the report – titled Poverty: Public Enemy #1: Eliminating Extreme Poverty Worldwide is… Continue reading Re-directed Christmas Spending Could End Abject Poverty, Says Gospel for Asia Report

Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

WILLS POINT, TX – Earlier this month, Gospel for Asia released a special report entitled “Poverty: Public Enemy #1.” Author Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications shared the almost incomprehensible fact that some 736 million people worldwide earn less than $1.90 a day, less than many of us spend for our favorite morning latte. The Tip… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Declares Poverty to Be Public Enemy #1

Literacy is ‘Miracle Cure’ to Absolute Poverty for Women Says Gospel for Asia

WILLS POINT, TX — With more than 250 million women in Asia unable to read or write, faith-based mission agency Gospel for Asia (GFA) cites literacy as a “miracle cure” to release women from generational poverty. To mark International Literacy Day, Sunday, Sept. 8, the humanitarian organization located in Texas announced it was publishing a… Continue reading Literacy is ‘Miracle Cure’ to Absolute Poverty for Women Says Gospel for Asia

Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Special report entitled “Seeking Justice & Defending Human Rights” conveys GFA’s concerns about the impoverished in Asia. While welcoming an international day of awareness that turns the global focus on issues keeping millions in grinding poverty, missionary organization Gospel for Asia is year-round helping to bring relief to the underprivileged trapped in that cycle. In… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Highlights Injustice of Extreme Poverty in Asia on World Day of Social Justice

Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia

Poverty. You know it when you see it – but, can you define it? A World Perspective Dictionary.com defines poverty as “the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; the condition of being poor.” It defines “poor” as “having little or no money, goods, or other means of… Continue reading Understanding Multidimensional Poverty in South Asia

Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

DAVOS – Three thousand world leaders are expected to meet at the World Economic Forum in this Swiss community from January 22nd through the 25th. The theme of this year’s forum is “Trust: The world’s currency.” Immediately preceding the event, Oxfam released a 40-page research report entitled “Public Good or Private Wealth.” Oxfam is an… Continue reading Oxfam Issues Poverty Report Prior to the World Economic Forum

Gospel for Asia Report Addresses the Plight of the Poor Around the Globe and the Oppression They Endure Because of Their Poverty

Gospel for Asia Spotlights Special Report on the 70th Anniversary of the Declaration of Human RightsWILLS POINT, Texas—To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948, Gospel for Asia (GFA) is spotlighting its special report “Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist.”… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Report Addresses the Plight of the Poor Around the Globe and the Oppression They Endure Because of Their Poverty

Gospel for Asia Says Education is one of the Keys to Ending World Poverty

Gospel for Asia Believes Alleviating Poverty Starts at School Wills Point, TX — As the world “goes blue” to mark World Children’s Day (Nov. 20) Gospel for Asia (GFA) is bringing attention to another color in its efforts to improve the lives of children at risk—the red line of poverty. The organization spotlights the desperate… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Says Education is one of the Keys to Ending World Poverty

Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished

WILLS POINT, TX – Gospel for Asia (GFA) Special Report – Discussing the impact of education on the eradication of extreme poverty. When considering the issues of poverty and lack of education, an old saying comes to mind: “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?” Poverty and low education are each self-perpetuating: Those born into… Continue reading Solutions to Poverty Line Problems of the Poor & Impoverished

Scandals of Poverty: Seeing the Poor Through Jesus’ Eyes

“Blessed is he who considers the poor.” – Psalm 40:17 Wills Point, Texas – GFA (Gospel for Asia) – Discussing the scandals of poverty. Nearly everything about poverty is scandalous. The United Nations Millennium Goals include the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger. Faith-based organizations and other NGO’s, major businesses, and UN member states have… Continue reading Scandals of Poverty: Seeing the Poor Through Jesus’ Eyes

Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist

Gospel for Asia (GFA World) Special Report on the worldwide issue of extreme poverty Written by Palmer Holt of InChrist Communications More than 80 years after George Orwell wrote in his classic Animal Farm that “all animals are equal, but some are more equal than others,” his barbed observation on disparity rings ever truer for… Continue reading Seeking Justice and Defending Human Rights Wherever Poverty and Oppression Exist

US Dry Cleaning Corp & World Help Partner to Alleviate Global Poverty

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The U.S. Dry Cleaning Corp., doing business as Tuchman Cleaners, an Indiana dry cleaner chain and World Help, an international humanitarian organization, have formed an unexpected partnership to fight global poverty. Tuchman Cleaners, who has 24 stores in Indianapolis, has joined forces with humanitarian aid group World Help to help develop impoverished… Continue reading US Dry Cleaning Corp & World Help Partner to Alleviate Global Poverty

Gospel for Asia Relentlessly Focused on Helping Poor Overcome the Cycle of Poverty

Gospel for Asia-supported workers serve the poor by providing a new roof

For more than 11 years, Gospel for Asia has published a Christmas Gift Catalog filled with opportunities for people in the West to be involved in helping transform the lives of families in Asia who live in poverty. Since that time, more than 1 million families have been helped and many reports about how Gospel… Continue reading Gospel for Asia Relentlessly Focused on Helping Poor Overcome the Cycle of Poverty

The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]

The Church tries to build healthy communities in impoverished areas, often times through hand-outs or one time gifts that do not help families out of poverty. By providing work opportunities, the Church can build communities and help eradicate poverty. Faith-based organizations (FBOs) are most often supported by the Church and its congregants in such a… Continue reading The Church’s Role in Eradicating Poverty [UPDATE]

Child Poverty Rate Expected to Rise After Brexit

Photo by Andrew Dunn When Brexit happens, about 30% of children will be living in poverty, because of welfare cuts. Per CNN, “The number of children living in poverty in the U.K. will spike to around 30% over the next five years because of government welfare cuts, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.” This… Continue reading Child Poverty Rate Expected to Rise After Brexit

Alleviating Poverty through Work

Alleviating Poverty By Providing Work Jesus promised we would always have the poor with us. This does not mean we should ignore the poor. But how can we help those in poverty? We should give income generating opportunities to the poor as we’re able to. Items from Gospel for Asia’s Christmas Gift Catalog help provide… Continue reading Alleviating Poverty through Work

Global poverty is declining, though evidence seems scant to some

Jesus said the poor would always be with us, and he was right. Scores of impoverished people have inhabited this globe, suffering from multiple hardships. But there is evidence that extreme poverty — the estimated 1.4 billion people in countries outside the US who do not have access to clean water, enough food, sufficient clothing… Continue reading Global poverty is declining, though evidence seems scant to some

Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Emergency Relief Supplies to Grenada in Response To Hurricane Beryl

Hurricane Beryl at peak intensity over the eastern Caribbean Sea on July 2. ABI imagery from NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse sent a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) along with more than 24 tons of life-saving supplies to the Caribbean. The N.C.-based organization stood up an Incident Management Team over the weekend as Hurricane Beryl began to strengthen, preparing to respond to the storm. Less than 24 hours after the hurricane… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Airlifts Emergency Relief Supplies to Grenada in Response To Hurricane Beryl

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Disaster Relief Unit to Southeast Texas

Hurricane Beryl as seen from the International Space Station on July 1, 2024. Photo by NASA/Matthew Dominick

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse is responding to Southeast Texas after Hurricane Beryl unleashed a barrage of severe weather with damaging wind gusts and torrential rainfall that claimed at least 8 lives and inundated communities. Today, a Disaster Relief Unit—a tractor-trailer filled with tools and equipment—is on the way to Brazoria County, Texas where the… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Deploys Disaster Relief Unit to Southeast Texas

The Salvation Army Responds to Continued Impact of Hurricane Beryl

Courtesy of The Salvation Army

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) teams are coordinating mass feeding operations as Hurricane Beryl continues to impact the southern coast of Texas after making landfall as a Category I hurricane the morning of July 8. As the earliest recorded Category V hurricane ever, trained disaster relief personnel were ready to… Continue reading The Salvation Army Responds to Continued Impact of Hurricane Beryl

Ongoing Relief Response in Caribbean to Hurricane Beryl

CARIACCOU — Samaritan’s Purse has airlifted dozens of personnel and many tons of relief and medical supplies to Cariaccou where Hurricane Beryl made landfall July 1 as a Category 5 storm. Everyone in Karaku lost everything. They lost their home, they lost their clothes, they lost their food, they lost water. It’s in a mess.… Continue reading Ongoing Relief Response in Caribbean to Hurricane Beryl

Samaritan’s Purse Expands Emergency Response for Hurricane Beryl Victims to Three Hard-Hit Areas

Samaritan's Purse International Relief

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has launched its third emergency relief flight to the Caribbean in less than a week, this time, delivering vital supplies to Jamaica as the island begins to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Beryl. Today’s flight carried out by the organization’s DC-8 cargo plane carried essential materials like tarps and… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Expands Emergency Response for Hurricane Beryl Victims to Three Hard-Hit Areas

Christian Educators Gather in Kenya

NAIROBI, KENYA —Organized by Christian children’s charity CRY the aim is to bring together local and native Christian African educators who have the best understanding of what young people need to further their lives and escape poverty. Christian children’s charity CRY recently hosted an educational forum for African educators in Nairobi in Kenya, which was… Continue reading Christian Educators Gather in Kenya

Facing the Future in Ethiopia with Great Hope

TIGRAY, ETHIOPIA — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to bring hope and healing to families in Tigray, Ethiopia, who have been internally displaced by ongoing conflict. Man 1: Samaritan’s Purse are here today in a small northern Ethiopian town. We’re here supporting the people who have been impacted by the recent conflict. Man 2: The conflict… Continue reading Facing the Future in Ethiopia with Great Hope

Bringing Relief to Israel and Gaza

ISRAEL — Samaritan’s Purse is serving the desperate needs of people on both sides of Israel by providing relief, food, ambulances, and other critically needed supplies in partnership with local churches and ministries. John Silkman – Samaritan’s Purse: These things I have spoken unto you to give you peace. In this world you will find… Continue reading Bringing Relief to Israel and Gaza

‘No Mercy:’ GFA World Lifts Veil on Suffering of ‘Invisible’ Widows

RESCUING 'INVISIBLE' SUFFERING WIDOWS: Organizations like Texas-based GFA World (www.gfa.org) are helping widows in "forgotten corners" of Africa and Asia where they're struggling to survive in societies that show them little or no mercy.

WILLS POINT, TX — A global mission organization is lifting the veil on the incredible suffering of millions of “invisible” widows around the world — many even cast off by their own families. In many places, widows face extreme hardships, abuse, exploitation and sexual violence. Even their own families show them “little or no mercy,”… Continue reading ‘No Mercy:’ GFA World Lifts Veil on Suffering of ‘Invisible’ Widows

New Research Shows Substantial Impact on Participants in Compassion Programs

Some of the data from the Compassion International 100 and 1 Alumni study.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Surrounding International Children’s Day in June, Compassion International, a leading child development organization, announced the release of a new study showing the positive impacts on alumni who have participated in Compassion programs in partnership with local churches. The pilot research project titled “100 and 1 Alumni: Long-Term Impact and Ripple Effect,”… Continue reading New Research Shows Substantial Impact on Participants in Compassion Programs

Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

EL SALVADOR — Moises Groezinger shares how his life was transformed when he received an Operation Christmas Child shoebox gift as an orphan in El Salvador. Moises Groezinger: My name is Moises Groezinger. I’m from El Salvador. I’m a volunteer firefighter. I don’t know much about my country because I was raised in an orphanage.… Continue reading Moises’ Story: The Love of a Family in El Salvador

Ahead of World Hunger Day, Compassion International Updates Its Ongoing Response to The Global Food Crisis

Johaner and his sister with a food kit provided by Compassion International's local church partner.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Since 2019, food crisis around the world has steadily increased–and is expected to continue growing in 2024. The far-reaching impact of hunger on child development makes it an area of focus for Compassion International, which is responding to immediate and long-term needs for some of the world’s hungriest children. Between July… Continue reading Ahead of World Hunger Day, Compassion International Updates Its Ongoing Response to The Global Food Crisis

Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

BRAZIL — When the Guiba River’s levee system was compromised, all but three neighborhoods in the city of Canoas in Brazil were suddenly, violently flooded. Any buildings still above water became shelters and distribution centers as donations poured into the region from across Brazil. As floodwaters now recede, new needs are uncovered, and Samaritan’s Purse… Continue reading Bringing Clean Water to Flooded Brazil

Project of Love in the DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO — The Samaritan’s Purse Agape program is providing clean water and food for displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Jean Lambert – Program Manager: The Agape Program started in March of 2023. It is a multi-sectoral project; we have the WASH sector, in which we have constructed… Continue reading Project of Love in the DRC

Beginning the Relief Work in Brazil

BRAZIL — Samaritan’s Purse is beginning the work by unloading relief supplies—including hygiene kits, shelter tarp, water filters, and blankets—from two airlifts to southern Brazil. The region is suffering through deadly flooding, and many people are in need of both spiritual comfort and tangible aid. Our teams are on the ground to help in Jesus’… Continue reading Beginning the Relief Work in Brazil

KP Yohannan: His Commitment to the Gospel was Steadfast

KP Yohannan aka Metropolitan Yohan (1950-2024)

WASHINGTON, DC — Dr. KP Yohannan, founder and director of GFA world and Metropolitan of the Believers Eastern Church, went to be with the Lord on May 8 following a serious accident in Dallas, Texas, on May 7. “KP Yohannan’s commitment to the gospel was steadfast throughout his lifetime,” said NRB President & CEO Troy… Continue reading KP Yohannan: His Commitment to the Gospel was Steadfast

Samaritan’s Purse Deploys to Help Families Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes in Iowa

BOONE, NC — Samaritan’s Purse has staff on the ground in southwest Iowa responding after a dangerous storm system produced numerous tornadoes, large hail and heavy rain across the state on Tuesday. One powerful twister nearly flattened the heart of Greenfield, Iowa, claiming multiple lives and reducing homes and businesses to rubble. The rural community… Continue reading Samaritan’s Purse Deploys to Help Families Impacted by Deadly Tornadoes in Iowa

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