Thursday, October 16, 2008 ~ 2 Comments

Blog Action Day - Poverty

It's blog action day - when bloggers all post on a common topic to raise awareness.

Today's topic: Poverty.

Which is a pretty big topic. In fact, one of the biggest problems with poverty reduction is that the topic is so big that people - who by nature want to do something - get stymied by the complexity of the issue.

The upside of that is - there's lots you can do! From funding Kiva (a personal fave) to buying Fair Trade coffee, to supporting your local United Way, to joining organizations like Make Poverty History to supporting nutritious meals in your local schools - it's all good. Whatever you can. Whenever you can.

And this little guy? (he's about the size of my thumb) Handmade in East Africa by an artisian's group dedicated to creating ongoing employment - you can get similiar things from Ten Thousand Villages .

2 Responses to "Blog Action Day - Poverty"

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    Anonymous October 23, 2008 at 8:27 PM Permalink

    It looks like a Knight's helm

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    Anonymous October 23, 2008 at 8:36 PM Permalink

    No it doesn't. I selected the wrong comment box. Darn these things are confusing.