Time We Made A Change

Almost 50% of people living in Nigeria currently live in extreme poverty and we just think you understand. It means that if you meet about 100 people every day, 50 of them are living on N450 or less daily. Inflation rate has been on a steady rise for a couple of years and even before then, one would struggle to get a good meal for N450 in most parts of the country not to even talk of acquiring other basic needs for survival. The last four months have seen a further 1.1 million Nigerians slip into extreme poverty according to the “World Poverty Clock”, taking the total from 88.9 million to 90 million out of 180 million. Half of us are suffering and at this rate it seems it’s only going to get worse. Most of us wonder what the government is doing about all of this, but the truth is – it’s about time we got up and did something by ourselves. John F. Kennedy once said “Ask not what your country can do for you instead ask what you can do for your country”. How many times do we walk past a fellow human being lying on the road in ragged clothes and looking dejected? You don’t have to take them in but you give them those clothes just hanging in your wardrobes, those clothes you never wear anymore. You might wonder, how does that change his/her situation but the truth is in that moment to have provided a basic amenity and he/she will thank you for that. We don’t have to wait to do something big to make a difference, something small can change life way more than you can possibly imagine. Currently in our program we have 1,000 children which we believe if we put through school can change the lives of 1,000 families. It costs N100,000 to keep one in school for a year. You can do something no matter how small.
Related Posts
Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.