Wednesday, August 15, 2007

How Rich are You?

Find out by going to the Global Rich List.

By entering your income, you can instantly find out how rich you are compared with the rest of the world. It definitely brings some perspective, as it's easy to forget how blessed we are here in the United States.

The site also provides some eye-opening examples of how far your money could go:

$8 could buy you 15 organic apples OR 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market.

$30 could buy you an ER DVD Boxset OR a First Aid kit for a village in Haiti.

$73 could buy you a new mobile phone OR a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda.

$2400 could buy you a second generation High Definition TV OR schooling for an entire generation of school children in an Angolan village.

-YS Update 8-15-07

2 comments:

Bonnie Arnwine said...

good to see yr boggin again

bonnie said...

wow that is sobering...