In May of last year, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting published detailed, feature-length stories exposing the Tvind Teachers Group’s financial dealings and activities of its top leadership in the USA.
The story reveals how the U.S. Department of Agriculture has since 2004 granted more than $133 million to Planet Aid, a Massachusetts-registered nonprofit, despite warnings that the charity could be linked to an alleged cult whose leaders are on Interpol’s global most-wanted list.
The USDA insists it was not aware that the money might have been misused.
But according to Reveal ’s latest follow-up report: “… records withheld by the agency until Reveal sued for them show otherwise: A member of the USDA’s own staff who had [in 2013] visited the southern African nation of Malawi had raised serious concerns and urged closer scrutiny of projects run by Planet Aid and its subcontractor Development Aid from People to People, commonly known as DAPP.”
Planet Aid also collects used clothing via its thousands of yellow donation bins placed on private and public property throughout many eastern and Midwestern states, as well as southern California.