STOP The Missionaries of Charity

  1,149 (Goal: 5,000)

Petitioning: Calling for the Indian government to demand financial and medical transparency

Petitioner: STOP The Missionaries of Charity started on September 2, 2010

STOP The Missionaries of Charity

STOP The Missionaries of Charity
By Hemley Gonzalez:

I worked as a volunteer in one of Mother Teresas homes in Calcutta, India for a period of two months at the end of 2008. It was during this time that I was shocked to discover the horrific and negligent manner in which this charity operates and the direct contradiction of the publics general understanding of their work.

After further investigation and research, I realized that all of the events I had witnessed amounted to nothing more than a systematic human rights violation and a financial scam of monumental and criminal proportions.

Workers washing needles under tap water only to be reused again. Medicine and other vital items being store for months on end, expiring and eventually still applied sporadically to patients. Volunteers with little or no training carrying out dangerous work on patients with highly contagious cases of Tuberculosis, leprosy and other life threatening illnesses, while the workers of the charity patently refuse to accept and implement machinery and equipment that would safely automate processes and save lives.

Not once in its sixty year history, have the Missionaries of Charity reported the money they've taken in donations, what percentage they use for administration and where the rest has been applied and how. Since its inception, defectors of the organization and other journalists have placed the figure upwards of one billion dollars and counting.

If any other organization did this systematically for six decades, there would be arrests and criminal charges; so why the exception here?

This is a petition for the government of India to demand 100% financial and medical accountability from the Missionaries of Charity. At the government's request, this organization must provide:

- Complete account of all donations received each year since it has been operating in Indian soil

- Complete records and statements of all bank accounts and balances

- Complete account of how the money is being spent on the charitable purpose

- Complete account of the percentage of funds spent on administrative cost

Please sign and share this petition. Awareness is the key to change!

STOP The Missionaries of Charity,
Hemley Gonzalez

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