Aid: the face of Canada for many in the developing world
By John LonghurstFeb. 7, 2019
As Canadians mark International Development Week, they ought to know that it’s often through volunteers for foreign-aid groups that Canada is represented to poorer countries.
Bui Vai Nguyen, 24, with his 11-month-old daughter, Bui Thi Thao, and 19-year-old wife, Bui Thi Phuong, in their home in rural northern Vietnam on Oct. 31, 2014. The family received help from MACDI, funded by a Canadian government-supported non-governmental organization. Aid is often the face of Canada abroad, writes John Longhurst. The Hill Times photograph by Carl Meyer
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