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  • florel
    florel
    Posted on:
    18th Aug 2011 10:49am

    Last Post 12th Nov 2013
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    Somalia famine

    After seeing the Foreign Correspondent report on the famine in Somalia the other night I feel convicted to spread awareness of the plight of these people and encourage those of us who are better off than them (ie ALL Australians) to share a bit of our wealth with them. As a mother I found it heart breaking to see those small children starving. So please give whatever you can afford to help save a life in Somalia. I dont know all the aid agencies that are working over there but the htree following are: TEAR, Samaritains Purse and World Vision.

  • Martina
    Martina
    Posted on:
    14th Sep 2011 01:12pm

    Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I know a lot of people dont trust the charity work out there we need to be careful whom we donate but this company is the first of its kind they have create a charity work that by helping others we will be helping ourselves just by spreading the word and invite more people to join.For more information contact me on (02)87313815 or 0402672774

  • Bronwyn
    Bronwyn
    Posted on:
    27th Feb 2012 10:31am

    Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I...

    Bronwyn says: Bronwyn says - thanks to you both. As members of a wealthy, democratic country (albeit with almost 10% of Australians living below OUR poverty line), we have an obligation to help those who were unfortunate enough to be born into hunger, disease or persecution. Given your comment Martina (about many people mistrusting charities), perhaps you could direct people to a website(s), rather than to a private number. There are thousands of worthy charities, from Foodbank in Australia, to See Beyond Borders in Cambodia, or the biggies, Oxfam and World Vision, who work anywhere in the world where people are in need. The few mentioned above have demonstrated their authenticity, credibility and efficiency, and have therefore earned the right to distribute our donations. Most charities are bona fide and take the responsibility of their work seriously. Some however, make better use of donations than others. People just need to find those, select the ones whose work most appeals, and then commit whatever they have (money, time, both), to support it. We were born lucky. In relative terms we are wealthy. Helping those who can barely afford to feed themselves and their families, is a small thing which will make a big difference.

  • Bronwyn
    Bronwyn
    Posted on:
    27th Feb 2012 10:31am

    Martina says: I agree with your comments and as a mother I feel the same way and I find a company who is willing to reward people who is willing to help so they can help more people out there around the world.I...

    Bronwyn says: Thanks to you both. As members of a wealthy, democratic country (albeit with almost 10% of Australians living below OUR poverty line), we have an obligation to help those who were unfortunate enough to be born into hunger, disease or persecution. Given your comment Martina (about many people mistrusting charities), perhaps you could direct people to a website(s), rather than to a private number. There are thousands of worthy charities, from Foodbank in Australia, to See Beyond Borders in Cambodia, or the biggies, Oxfam and World Vision, who work anywhere in the world where people are in need. The few mentioned above have demonstrated their authenticity, credibility and efficiency, and have therefore earned the right to distribute our donations. Most charities are bona fide and take the responsibility of their work seriously. Some however, make better use of donations than others. People just need to find those, select the ones whose work most appeals, and then commit whatever they have (money, time, both), to support it. We were born lucky. In relative terms we are wealthy. Helping those who can barely afford to feed themselves and their families, is a small thing which will make a big difference.

  • Martina
    Martina
    Posted on:
    27th Feb 2012 11:35pm

    Martina says: Here is the website www.xango goodness meal pack for more information contact me on (02)87313815 or 0402672774 Martina

  • Thylicine1
    Thylicine1
    Posted on:
    18th Mar 2013 11:16am

    Thylicine1 says: Famine always hits the poor and vulnerable, there are a lot of people that are pirates there that are rich by Somalian standards or Armed Gorilla gangs that often attack and steal the food from the needy. You need to be careful which aid agency you give money too

  • r43026a
    r43026a
    Posted on:
    12th Nov 2013 10:20am

    Thylicine1 says: Famine always hits the poor and vulnerable, there are a lot of people that are pirates there that are rich by Somalian standards or Armed Gorilla gangs that often attack and steal the food from the...

    r43026a says: Have you not heard of the scorched earth policies that are conducted by the armed mobs in such places, so that the population can be more easily dominated?
    The same countries have continuing famine with a contributing factor being the conflict, so that the food crops are destroyed, further consider the effect of discharging weapons on an ongoing basis has on the environment.

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