Last week I wrote that I was going to be giving away coins, pennies, kronor, cash – money! Not to you, dear readers, for even though you may deserve it, there are others who need it more than you. After I wondered what one person can do, Sir Pe came home and said, “I read your post. The one where you said you were going to give away our money.”
So, this is part 1 of Operation Empty My Pockets.
Today, Monday, tomorrow and Wednesday (the actual day of action) I’ll be posting about poverty. And every time you leave me a comment on these posts (starting with this one), then I’ll be donating some cash to The Global Fund (fighting against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria) as well as to Kiva.org (a site that organizes micro-loans to people wanting to set up small businesses in developing countries in order to help pull themselves – and their communities – out of poverty).
So, what is poverty?
… not having anywhere to live.
… being sick and not being able to see a doctor.
… not going to school.
… not being able to read or write.
… losing a child to a disease that is easy to wipe out.
… a feeling of powerlessness.
… taking one day at a time.
… not having much hope for the future.
Poverty is something people want to escape.
Poverty calls for action.
What is poverty for you?