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Tvind cult building Mexican center with proceeds
In the past five years, the Humana - Tvind - or Campus California TG group placed hundreds of clothing donation bins in Northern California, advertising a charitable mission to Africa and Central America. However, many ex-participants have testified that the group originating from Denmark has strayed far from its progressive roots, and is nothing more than a cult, with proceeds drained off by unethical leaders for private luxuries.
A Tvind center in rural Etna, CA recruited idealistic young people to come study language and social assistance methods in preparation for trips to Africa. However, even though some international assistance occurs, many report cultlike fundraising approaches and a completely lack of educational preparation. Berkeley rid itself of the clothing bins by charging them a business fee for each one.
Now, there are reports that the top leadership of Tvind is constructing a large compound in Baja Mexico, and is acting in secrecy towards local residents. Many members of this 'teachers group' are wanted as criminals by Interpol, and have also used proceeds from the charity for yachts and condos in Miami.