I’ll preface by saying I have 5 sponsor kids from the poorest countries in the world and their letters and photos melt my heart. That said, I think the bigger problem isn’t “where” we help, but that we DO. Because so many don’t.
So much of the world is in dire need and so many people give nothing at all. If everyone who has a roof over their head and an Internet connection would pick just one desperate need, no matter where or what, and contribute some small amount, whether in time or money, the world would be a better place for it.
We talk about making ends meet, cost of living, etc — while chatting on FB, drinking Starbucks and wearing jean that cost more than some people make in a year, and don’t stop to think that $20 a month is life or death to someone else.
For a lot of people, the concept of getting their hands dirty is so far above where their heads are that a good start would be the awareness that they can make a difference in the first place — and then doing it.
I like that you’re talking about these topics. ❤