ABCD? No. H1N1? No. GHNI. Right.

Global Hope Network International, GHNI, is the organization that had partnered with JM to sponsor “villages” in Africa – all of Africa apparently as that’s where JM goes. Whoops. Diverged. Sorry.

So JM had readers sponsor her village in Africa and when she did so she asked them explicitly how they wanted to be listed.

Jeff Power is one of the people working with/for GHNI. He has a blog and he is, shall we say, enthusiastic. Here is a screen shot of Jeff’s blog:

See that list? That is a list of everyone who sponsored the village. And do you know what happens when you click on that image on Jeff’s blog? Why it opens to the full size image allowing everyone to read the first and last names of the sponsors.

MWoP blurred the last names of all sponsors. Why would we do that you ask? Because JM’s list looks a lot, a lot different than the above list.

Is it a huge discrepancy? No. It’s just one more misstep in the JM and GHNI saga. Internet privacy is important – just ask any of our readers/users who have had run-ins with people on the internet. Contributing to a charity shouldn’t mean you lose your right to privacy. Especially when you have been specifically asked how/if you want your name advertised.

Thank you to reader/user Zim for pointing us to this little discrepancy in privacy policies.

Edited to add: Thank you to reader/user notthatjenny for pointing us to the Facebook pages of both villages. Not only are people’s full names listed, but their Facebook accounts are both visible and clickable. Facebook allows you to hide the group and its members with a simple click of a button. Hidden groups probably aren’t good marketing tools, regardless of privacy concerns, huh?

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