World Concern is concerned with the poorest of the poor around the world. The Christian not-for-profit helps about 4 million people a year in more than 30 nations. The group uses its own index of nine factors like economy, health issues, conflict, and food availability, along with prayer, to determine which nations most need assistance. World Concern provides emergency relief and community development, including small business loans, agriculture starter kits, prenatal education, Christian literature, village sanitation kits, and donated goods (clothing, plant seeds, bedding). Founded in 1973, the group uses about 1,300 volunteers throughout the world working from offices in the US, Bolivia, Kenya, and Thailand.