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IVO is becoming The Gem Foundation
We are excited to announce the two organizations are becoming one.
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International Voice of the Orphan History
International Voice of the Orphan (IVO) is founded to address the orphan crisis.
IVO begins feeding children of a leper colony in India.
IVO sponsors first of many brain surgeries for children with special needs.
IVO helps found The Gem Foundation to support orphans with special needs.
IVO expands feeding to 4 more orphanages 2 in Sri Lanka and 2 in Uganda.
IVO has taken 15 short term mission teams to Uganda to serve.
IVO feeds over 1,000,000 meals to orphans & adds West Africa to the feeding program.
IVO partners with TGF to build Gem Village, an entirely handicap-accessible village for the Gems.
IVO narrows focus to advocate & support orphans with special needs.
IVO feeds meal number 2,000,000.
IVO merges with The Gem Foundation to better serve the special needs orphan!