“Try and leave this world a little better than you found it and when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.“
According to the Oxfam report “An economy at the service of 1%” 62 people have the same wealth as half the world’s population (62 vs. 3,700,000,000). During the last 5 years the growth of great fortunes has increased, while 1 in 9 people lack sufficient food to eat and more than 1,000 million people live on less than $ 1.25 a day.
The concentration of greenhouse gases on Earth has not been so high since the extinction of the dinosaurs, and the average temperature of the Earth increases year after year.
More than 600 million children live in extreme poverty, 1 in 5 children do not have access to primary education and 30,000 children under 5 die from diseases that could be avoided every day.
Due to the numerous armed conflicts 60 million people have been forced to leave their homes.
If you can read this you belong to a privileged few. For the simple fact that you are able to read, you have an Internet connection and a high-tech device from which to do so. More importantly you are likely to have clean drinking water in your home.
You are fortunate. So am I. And many people like you and me.
Once you become aware of this reality will not change by itself, you only have 2 options: you can look away and ignore it or become a part of the change.
From now on, I will donate 2% of the net income from every wedding to one of these organizations -at each couple’s choice-
I know that it’s not too much, it’s like a grain of sand; but even the greatest ocean is made of small water drops.
It’s about making this world a better place. For the people who lives in it, and for the ones that will live after us.