I’ve been going through my older posts systematically in the last couple of weeks and taking the time to write an updated post on the many topics I touched upon since launching this blog in 2008. It’s interesting to see how some things have really not changed in the last nine years, how some have… Read More Eliminating Extreme Poverty: Possible Personal Contributions
October 15th was Blog Action Day, and its theme was poverty. It’s a great cause and, energized by the experience of engaging in elevated conversations with people from around the world about this important topic, I spent the last couple of days talking about it to all the poor souls I encountered. One encounter in… Read More Health for all, gender equality, animal rights etc: which cause to choose?
From a fellow blogger: FOR EVERY COMMENT ON THIS POST, I WILL DONATE $1.00 to Ethiopian Orphan Relief or our local SLR voucher program (Donations split 50/50–and I suppose I must set some limit!) For every comment sharing what you are doing or will do to fight poverty, I will donate $2. Will you write… Read More Let’s help this woman break her piggy bank
12’720 sites contributed to Blog Action Day, with a combined 13’422’856 RSS readers (plus countless single visits). Pretty insane, no?
I have two very different types of experiences with poverty. On the one hand, having grown up mainly in West Africa, I have seen people who truly are hungry on a daily basis. When you these things, you can turn your head away, or you can choose to act. My parents chose to act and… Read More Blog Action Day: A Personal Perspective
I am not getting much else done today, but I have to say that my understanding of poverty and my vision of what can be done has been increasing. Here is another roundup of the most interesting blog posts I have read related to Blog Action Day 2008. Out of poverty with dignity: Sounds like… Read More Blog Action Day: More interesting posts
Poverty exists everywhere in the world, but its face changes from continent to continent, from country to country, from region to region. The very definition of poverty also changes; some people consider themselves poor because they can’t go overseas during the holidays, while others consider themselves poor because they can’t afford to eat more than… Read More Blog Action Day: A little does go a long way
So I have just spent the last hour reading up on what other bloggers have to say about poverty, and I have to say, I’m really impressed. It’s heartwarming and encouraging to know that there are so many people who care out there. Here are (for now) some of my favorites. I plan to waste… Read More Blog Action Day: Some interesting posts
Things aren’t going well. Surprise, surprise. So how can we change them? As Al Gore explained quite eloquently in his book The Assault on Reason now more than ever we need to be well informed and be part of the political process if we want things to change. One great way is through the Internet,… Read More Blog Action Day: an Introduction
October 15th is Blog Action Day, and already blogs are teeming with ideas of what we can do to help combat poverty. I’m all about grassroots projects, so this particularly appeals to me. I have taken the liberty of posting a list of 88 ways to take action again poverty right now. While there are… Read More 88 Ways to Take Action Against Poverty Right Now