Wednesday, 6 June 2012

3 Charities

Suppose I had $30,000 to give to 3 charities of my choice, which ones would I pick?

I honestly know nothing about about charities and had to look up charities according to my interests. I strongly believe that we need to do more about the environment and that our generation is going to have to suffer with the consequences. For this interest, I chose 1% for the Planet. 1% is almost like a sub charity that collects the money from organizations and donaters and distributes them accordingly to worthy environmental organizations in need of funding. 1% is a very deserving charity and I would easily give $15,000 to them.

Water For People is working to ensure that Everyone in Rulindo, Rwanda, a district of 265,000 people, has access to safe drinking water.My next charity is Water for People. I believe that everyone deserves the right to have clean drinking water. Water isn't just part of your balanced breakfast, it is beneficial to live and prevents disease. This group has been helping people do just that for 21 years. It is estimated that 884 Million people are unable to access clean drinking water and Water for People is trying to make a dent in that number. To this organization, I donate $10,000.

Jean-Paul, a Foundation Rwanda student and one of the estimated 20,000 children born of rapes committed during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.My final charity is Foundation Rwanda. Following the Rwandan Genocide, this foundation was started and has made a huge influence in the lives of Rwandan people. The goal of this foundation is to provide funding for education of children born from rape during the 1994 genocide, Link their mothers to psychological and medical services and income generating activities and Create awareness about the consequences of genocide and sexual violence through photography and new media. They have helped nearly 1000 Rwandan people have been educated through Foundation Rwanda. My last $5,000 goes to them.

It's great giving out hypothetical money, but it would really be nice to give back and show the world what difference our generation can make.

Links to the charities:

1% :
Water for People:
Foundation Rwanda:

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