56% of people globally are low income
People living on $2-10 daily are classified as low income
There's 7 billion people in the world; that’s about 4 billion people, living on about $2 USD a day.
If you are able to view this webpage, you aren’t doing so bad in comparison.
7% of the world’s population is considered to be “high income”, about 500 million people, being able to live on $50/day or more. ($1500/mo for example)
We are some of the most fortunate people in the world, we are some of the most capable people in the world; there has never been an easier time to help other people, and to help those who already are.
If you live in America, and have a yearly income of $34,000 USD, congratulations! You are in the top 1% of the world’s wealthiest people.
If you can afford to spend $5 on your morning coffee, then surely you are one of the fortunate few who can help another person, who can make a difference in another human being’s life.
That is your duty, and a large part of your purpose here.
"But how on earth do i find a charity that, you know, does the right thing? Something that’s not a scam?"
Have no fear! There are various utilities on the internet to help out; here are some that we use for our charitable donations, it is our pleasure to share them with you!
Washington Square Park, NYC
Consumer Reports - Everything you need to know before you start donating
How financially rich am i?
Amazon Prime Members
Amazon will make a donation for every order you place from smile.amazon.com
Make sure to type "smile.amazon.com" in your address bar before checkout.
Visit "smile.amazon.com" for details about selecting your charity, and getting started!
A "charity watchdog" is a charitable organization which monitors charities, and reviews them under various criteria.
The three watchdogs we have listed really go above and beyond with their available information, allowing a high level of transparency with the organizations you are considering donating to.
In 2016, we researched many charities and thoughtfully decided to make our yearly donation to:
charity: water, a foundation which brings clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries.
The organization inspires giving and empowers others to fundraise for sustainable water solutions.
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